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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. They aren't necessarily the "biggest" stories, ...

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 to look back on what else ...

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 ...

Scania seeking the best techs in the world

This week, the best Scania technicians from around the world will descend on Södertälje, Sweden for a place on the truck marker's elite Scania Top Team. In the eighth installment of the international Scania Top Team event, the world's 10 most skilled Scania service teams will gather to compete for the Top Team ...

A day at the races with Alliance Truck Parts

As my Twitter followers know, last weekend I headed south to Miami to attend the final NASCAR Nationwide Series race of the year, the Ford EcoBoost 300 with Alliance Truck Parts. The No. 12 Alliance car, owned by Penske racing and driven by three-time Indy Racing League (IRL) and ...

Patriots do more than an occasional flag wave

Time to Look at Real Solutions for Wounded Warriors As I write this, it happens to be Veterans’ Day (Armistice Day to those of my age). Certainly one does not have to go far to see most media wane patriotic (some overnight), and that is fine as far as ...