Final thoughts on the year

Blogs Lucas Deal January 3, 2014

Yesterday I posted a blog on Successful Dealer highlighting my top stories of 2013. Before we completely turn our backs on last year, I’d like to do the same for Truck Parts & Service.

So without further ado, here are three stories I really enjoyed on Truck Parts & Service this year.

Making the Most of CSA

I wrote this article as the cover story for the March edition of Truck Parts & Service. It was an excellent topic then and it remains so today.

Fleets nationwide are constantly under attack by FMCSA’s CSA program. Aftermarket businesses that are focusing on offering fast-moving parts and preventive maintenance can really thrive catering to businesses fighting to avoid violations due to CSA.

Filling a Need

This cover story from June was another good one.

By finding the one thing you do better than anyone else and honing that skill, you can become an industry specialist. Customers like being able to go to an expert – the best of the best – when in need. You can make that be your business.

This article featured businesses throughout the aftermarket that have found success offering specialized services.

Lucas Deal is the editor of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer. He can be reached at

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