Lucas Deal

Lucas Deal is the editor of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer. He can be reached at, and is on Twitter @lddeal85.

New suppliers signing on to train distributor salespeople at third Distributor Training Expo

February 7, 2018

More than two dozen aftermarket suppliers, including four new attendees, are confirmed to participate at this year's third annual GenNext and CVSN Distributor Training Expo (DTE), scheduled for April 20-22 in Atlanta. Organizers say new supplier ...

Spots going fast for annual Distributor Training Expo

January 31, 2018

There are just 28 distributor openings remaining for the third annual GenNext and Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) Distributor Training Expo (DTE). Scheduled for April 20-22 in Atlanta, the DTE is designed to allow up to 32 aftermarket suppliers to train up to 200 counter sales, ...

New industry repair forum to hold meeting for service channel in April

January 29, 2018

A group of product and equipment suppliers to the repair industry have joined forces to introduce the HD Repair Forum. A first of its kind industry group, the HD Repair Forum was developed as a dedicated source of focused information for those involved in collision repair work ...