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An update on the aftermarket’s generosity

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October 31, 2017

It was a little more than a month ago we updated you on the story of Total Truck Parts’ employee Brett Smith, whose home had been badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. Thanks to the generous support of the independent aftermarket, the company announced this week that it raised nearly $20,000 to repair the damage to Smith’s home. “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of many people, including ...

Distributor to sell ‘everything needed to rebuild civilization’

By Bill Wade, Wade & Partners Merrifield: Imagine 1,000 new MBAs hired this year leading two-pizza, innovation-initiative teams guided by 500 customer-centric metrics just trying to give Prime customers (both B2C and B2B): more SKUs, more product information, faster search-discover-buy process, lower prices and faster response time. (10/15/17) Jeffries: Amazon is adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space a week, and not slowing down anytime soon. ...

Will the hurricanes affect your parts sales?

By Robert Dieli, RDLB, Inc., in-house economist at MacKay & Company No sooner had the rain stopped falling in Houston after Hurricane Harvey finally made his way out of the area than we started to get queries about what we thought the effects of the storm would be on the truck aftermarket. The pace of queries quickened as Hurricane Irma did her dirty work in Florida and the southeast. We ...