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Episode 225: We need more people to join the heavy-duty parts and service sector in the trucking industry, and this foundation is doing just that with trade school scholarships. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain…
 
Episode 224: ATA's Chris Spear is optimistic about the trucking economy. What about the heavy-duty parts industry? In this live video, our host Jamie Irvine will fill you in on what we are seeing. NEW PRODUCTS IN HEAVY-DUTY PARTS Alcoa® has recently announced a new line of wheels for Freightliner trucks in Menacing Matte Black. Alcoa® Dura-Black™ W…
 
Episode 223: 30% of motor vehicle collisions that lead to a fatality are rear-ended collisions. How can we get that number to decrease to save lives? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which mean…
 
Episode 222: Trying to find out what replacement part you need from a diagnostic trouble code is one of the biggest pain points in the trucking industry. However, that problem has been solved by Diesel Laptops. With their two tools, Diesel Repair, and Diesel Parts, you can go from diagnostic trouble code to replacement part in under 3 minutes. Show…
 
Episode 221: Around the globe, we are seeing record-breaking fuel prices. This is negatively impacting fleets and owner-operators and has even caused some smaller fleets to go under. Is there relief in sight? And if not, is there anything we can do to deal with these high prices? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of…
 
Episode 220: We interviewed Daniel Simon from Dorman Products in episode 181 and we talked about DEF Supply Modules. The response to that interview was huge. But Daniel and I saw 3 myths about diesel emissions systems being repeated in the comments and we wanted to address them today. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show not…
 
Episode 219: In the modern age of technology, it is easier than ever to gather information on people. However, with this comes the danger to personal security. In this episode, we dive into 5 tips you need to know to protect your personal security. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe t…
 
Episode 218: Cybersecurity is on the minds of many people today. However, with the continued use and evolution of technology in the trucking industry, are autonomous trucks at risk all from cybersecurity attacks, and if so, what can be done about it? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe…
 
Episode 217: Buying used trucks and trailers is a part of being in the trucking business for many fleets and owner-operators. What are the top 5 things you need to know before you buy used equipment? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and d…
 
Episode 216: Truck drivers and repair shops have heard that there is a massive semiconductor shortage, but there is a lack of trustworthy information out there about this problem. In this episode, we talk about the reason for this shortage, and the impact it is having worldwide. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of …
 
Episode 215: You’re driving down the highway, and then suddenly, a light appears on your dash. That’s an indicator that maybe you’ve got some trouble coming. In today’s episode, we focus on diagnostic trouble codes, how to interpret them, what they mean, and how to go from a trouble code to the part you need in under 3 minutes. Show Notes: Visit He…
 
Episode 214: The pandemic accelerated the trend of people buying heavy-duty parts online. In a recent survey by The Heavy-Duty Parts Report, 74% of respondents are now regularly buying heavy-duty parts online. In this episode, we dive into some of the myths about selling parts online. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show not…
 
Episode 213: Recently we’ve heard rumblings in the trucking industry about the upcoming shortage of diesel fuel and DEF fluid. Are these claims true, and if so, what can we do about it? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may…
 
Episode 212: As we look around the world today, we see growing inflation and stagflation. This is a scary time for many people. With all of these challenges, is now a good time to get into the trucking industry? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This c…
 
Episode 211: If you’ve been struggling to hire technicians for your shop, what strategies can you put in place to create a steady stream of new technicians. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, whi…
 
Episode 210: Have you noticed that more companies are passing on credit card processing fees? Why is that happening and what can be done to lower or eliminate that expense? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affi…
 
Episode 209: You might see a lot of news reports right now talking about how we’re heading towards a recession. In this episode, we discuss what to expect in a recession, and the three things you should do during a recession to come out of it stronger than ever. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and …
 
Episode 208: Did you ever think you’d see a time where getting a 3600 brake drum would be hard to get, if not almost impossible in some instances? The pandemic and geopolitical instabilities have created many challenges for the supply chain. With these issues going on, what can repair shops do to get the parts they need? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDuty…
 
Episode 207: These days, everyone has a high-definition screen in their pocket. In this episode, we talk about how videos can be used to sell more parts, and the common mistakes your competitors are making.\ Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This conte…
 
Episode 206: Pandemics, supply chain disruption, inflation, and geopolitical conflicts are dominating the headlines. For North Americans, why is domestic manufacturing more important than ever before? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and …
 
Episode 205: The trucking industry needs more truck drivers, repair technicians, and parts technicians. There are shortages in all three of these areas. Could veterans solve the driver and technician shortage? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This con…
 
Episode 204: Technology on trucks is rapidly changing and this impacts the type of batteries that are being used and the function they play to keep the truck operating. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliat…
 
Episode 203: Electric Vehicles or EVs are the way of the future. But it is a big change for commercial fleets with many question marks around performance, maintenance, repairs, and total cost of operation. How can commercial fleets adopt EVs with confidence? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to s…
 
Episode 202: In a recent survey, 86% of respondents buy heavy-duty parts on eCommerce sites. In the past we spoke about the need to set up a digital sales channel, now we need to focus on streamlining the ordering process. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclai…
 
Episode 201: Commercial fleets are focused on eliminating downtime, maximizing uptime, and lowering their total cost of operation. As technology changes new challenges arise. In this episode, we are going to talk about 4 causes of common rail injector failures. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and t…
 
Episode 200: In this episode, we are going to get a chance to speak to two people who are at the center of the trucking industries move to EVs. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that…
 
Episode 199: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. In this episode, we got to talk with Prestone about their innovative line of coolants, and how they help maximize uptime for fleets. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This con…
 
Episode 198: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. In this episode, we got to talk with Clear Plus about their wide range of wiper blades, and the importance of going with a quality blade. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: Thi…
 
Episode 197: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. We had the opportunity to talk to Kit Masters about their legacy as a top-tier manufacturer of fan clutches and how they continue to innovate. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer…
 
Episode 196: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. In this episode, we talked with Kinedyne about their many innovative cargo control solutions, and how they are making life easier for fleets. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer:…
 
Episode 195: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. While there we were able to interview Milton Industries and learn about their evolutionary products, and how they have shaped the industry in the past and continue to lead innovation. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to…
 
Episode 194: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. In this episode, we talked with Turbo Solutions and discussed the products that they were highlighting at the show, and how they lower the total cost of operation for fleets. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscrib…
 
Episode 193: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. In this episode, we had the chance to interview IATCO and learn about their wide range of new clutch assemblies and parts. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and d…
 
Episode 192: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. Over the last few years, we’ve seen the trucking industry evolve at an exponential rate. How have Kelly’s Truck Parts embraced these changes? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer:…
 
Episode 191: We are in Orlando, Florida at HDA Truck Pride’s Annual Meeting. Parts technician and repair technician shortages are being felt all over the industry, what can we do to fill the open positions faster? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This…
 
Episode 190: We are at the HDA Truck Pride Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Trucks have changed a lot in the last few years but one thing that hasn’t changed is the need for comprehensive inspections and accurate diagnostics. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. D…
 
Episode 189: There are several components to consider while operating in the transportation industry to be successful. Fleets need to think about compliance, lowering operating costs, insurance rates, hiring practices, and employee retention. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all …
 
Episode 188: We hear a lot about alternative energy, and we see it coming in the trucking industry in many forms. But how is Green Road Energy leading the way with the power of wind? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may co…
 
Episode 187: Busses play an integral role in our society and our economy. The trucking industry has received a lot of attention over the last 2-years but what about the bus industry? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may co…
 
Episode 186: The world of trucking has become more complex than ever before. What services do fleets need to be successful in 2022 and beyond? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that …
 
Episode 185: Commercial fleets are looking for ways to save money and increase uptime. Many of our traditional methods of performing maintenance and repairs and getting parts are not as streamlined as they could be. How can technology help us streamline these processes? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this epis…
 
Episode 184: Monitoring the performance of your equipment in real-time was almost science fiction 25-years ago, but today with telematics and 5g it is now a reality. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate l…
 
Episode 183: The trucking industry has seen more changes in the past few years than ever before. Is technology the only driver of all this change, or is there more going on here than we see on the surface? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content…
 
Episode 182: The trucking industry has seen many challenges over the last couple years. One of them being parts shortages. How can you overcome these parts shortages by expanding your supplier network? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and…
 
Episode 181: We are excited to talk about a new remanufactured product that will help lower the total cost of repairing the diesel emissions system. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means…
 
Episode 180: Fuel costs are at an all-time high and ongoing issues with forced regens continue to cause fleets to have unscheduled downtime. Is there one solution that addresses both issues? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Disclaimer: This content and descriptio…
 
Episode 179: We’ve seen a monumental shift in the way our industry has adopted digital technology. We’ve seen many of the features of B2C eCommerce start to influence the expectations of B2B buyers. So, what does the future of purchasing heavy-duty parts look like? Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode a…
 
Episode 178: We are at the Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in beautiful Orlando, Florida. The theme of the show is Electrifying Performance in Maintenance Management. In this episode, we talk about Diesel Laptops' evolution and how they are more than diagnostics with their Diesel Parts tool. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.…
 
Episode 177: We are at the Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in beautiful Orlando, Florida. The theme of the show is Electrifying Performance in Maintenance Management. In this episode, we talk about the Diesel Decoder, a powerful diagnostic tool that connects to your smartphone or tablet for easy diagnostics. Show Notes: Visit Heav…
 
Episode 176: We are at the Technology and Maintenance Council Annual Meeting in beautiful Orlando, Florida. The theme of the show is Electrifying Performance in Maintenance Management. In this episode we discuss the biggest challenges facing the heavy-duty aftermarket in 2022, and what we’ll continue to see through 2022. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDuty…
 
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