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Updating our calendar

For those of you who don’t know, it’s common in the publishing business for magazines — and trade magazines like this one, specifically — to release an editorial calendar before an upcoming year to notify advertisers, marketing firms and readers about what’s to come. Truck Parts & Service has done this for decades. But the publishing ...

Distributor of the Year photo gallery

Last week I mentioned in this space how fortunate we are at Truck Parts & Service to have great businesses nominated for our 12th annual Distributor of the Year award. I also highlighted the great businesses who have been finalists and winners in the past. Each distributor has ...

Not these guys’ first rodeo

The 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo stormed into San Antonio this week where a battle for bragging rights, cash, trophies, belt buckles, pay raises ...

Looking back on 2013

Beginning later this week, Truck Parts & Service will begin its annual countdown of the Top 10 stories from 2013. The selection of articles were based on the number of people who read them, and ranked accordingly. So, you may not see them as the most "newsworthy" in the traditional sense. ...

A thank you to our Distributor of the Years

I know it doesn’t seem like it, but HDAW ’14 is right around the corner. Most of us we’ll be heading to Las Vegas in a little more than seven weeks, and with the holiday season and New Year’s Day dropping into the middle of two upcoming weeks, ...

A year in cover stories

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and Christmas just around the bend, the year is quickly coming to an end. Truck Parts & Service magazine has been busy throughout, and with the release of our Buyers’ Guide this month’s print edition, I think now is a good time ...

A gift that keeps on giving

One of the best gifts you can give your employees this Christmas season is the gift of thanks. A nice fat bonus check would be pretty awesome, too. Among the gifts that are free, a hefty pat on the back is always appreciated. With a few exceptions, trucking is a ...

Be a professional helper

The customer is always right. Except in cases where they aren’t. It sounds counter-intuitive to one of the longest standing business idioms in the world, but the customer isn’t always right. And in cases where the customer doesn’t know what he or she is talking about, telling them what they ...

Aussie tech team named Scania’s best globally

A group of service technicians from Australia defeated teams from New Zealand and Finland in a head-to-head knockout competition this past weekend in the Scania Top Team world finals. The Aussie team took the lead on a lighting bar mounting challenge. “Unbelievable,” team leader Phillip Sage said of the Australian team’s victory. “It’s ...

A teaser for 2014

Earlier this month I started conducting interviews with various aftermarket professionals for my upcoming January cover story on the state of the aftermarket. While I’ll have more from everyone on what I've heard in January’s issue of Truck Parts & Service, I wanted to share a few interesting notes ...