MeritorWABCO and the Great Lakes Regional Pinewood Derby

January 20, 2017

Do you love the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) Pinewood Challenge? Of course you do. Everyone does. It’s fun. Whether you’re a regular participant or just an attendee, the HDAW Pinewood Challenge is a wonderful cap each year to a busy week in Vegas. The contest pits suppliers against distributors, engineers against salespeople and sends everyone back in time to their youth. It’s Boy Scouts, but with trucks. And ...

The Aftermarket and weather

January 19, 2017

Twenty years ago we started a monthly report for our clients called DataPulse Plus. It was (and still is) meant to provide our clients with feedback from truck dealers and heavy-duty distributors on how their parts and service (if they have) business performed in the last month and what was impacting their business positively or negatively. I helped write this report for five years and ...

Internet of Things … Ready or not!

January 18, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity which enables these objects to collect and exchange data. In 1998, FleetPride published a report on the future concepts they saw coming to the heavy-truck parts and service market. A surprising number of these items have eventually morphed into today’s Internet of Things, such as ...

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