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The Heavy Duty Parts Report

Each week Jamie Irvine and his guests have conversations that empower heavy-duty people. They discuss tips, tools, and technology that help heavy-duty parts manufacturers and distributors sell the right parts to fleets, repair shops, and truck operators.

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Trailers Aren't Just Boxes on Wheels Anymore
Episode 310:  This heavy-duty roundtable discussion features David Seewack, CEO & Founder of FinditParts, Dan Millar of Hinton Transportation Investments, and Jamie Irvine, sharing their passions, highlighting the importance of building meaningful relationships and encouraging young people to be a part of the industry.Together, they dive into the logistics and challenges of seamlessly delivering even the most challenging freight for, and in, trailers that today are much more complex than they seem.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
52:06 3/18/24
Trucking Industry Transitions Away from Legacy Refrigerant
Episode 309: The heavy-duty industry is evolving, and mandates are steering the industry towards more environmentally friendly solutions. In the first part of our episode, Jamie Irvine talks about mandates for reduced NOx emissions and the phasing out of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and the plan to replace them with electric vehicles (EVs). But do EVs have what it takes for those long hauls?The trucking industry is also moving away from old-school refrigerants. We interviewed Christina Spalding from Chemours and got an update on how their latest products meet the future mandates for refrigerants in the trucking industry, even though those mandates keep getting pushed farther into the future.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
31:28 3/11/24
Manufacturing Titans in the Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Come Together at HDAW
Episode 308: At HDAW’24, we had the privilege of sitting down with some of the heavy-duty industry’s biggest names. Kent Jones, President of SAF-Holland, shared exclusive insights into their merger with Haldex. Additionally, Tim Bauer, VP of Aftermarket for North America at Eaton, and Cengiz Shevket, President of Aftermarket Sales for North America at SKF, discussed their cutting-edge software and top-of-the-line products designed to enhance efficiency for end-users.Join the discussion for an exclusive look at the strategies driving industry titans and discover the latest product and technologies that can streamline operations, reduce downtime, and improve overall fleet efficiency.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
39:06 3/4/24
Challenging the Status Quo in the Heavy-Duty Aftermarket
Episode 307: Challenging the status quo in the heavy-duty parts industry can lead to greater opportunities for companies today. Learning to reinvent while staying true to core values is the key. In today's dynamic business environment, embracing innovation and reinvention is crucial because it enables you to optimize operations, stay competitive, and drive greater efficiency and profitability.Join us as Jamie Irvine and our featured guests Lisa Bowman, Technical Sales for Zillion Heavy Duty Parts, Seth Stokes, B2B Relationship Manager for Circuit Board Medic, and Dan McClave, the President of Switchblade Turbo discuss the importance of embracing change that leads to success, opportunities for growth, and remaining competitive.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission. Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
32:36 2/26/24
Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2024 Was Record Breaking
Episode 306: This year, HDAW24 displayed people's resilience and hope for the future despite ongoing supply chain disruptions and inflation struggles that leave us feeling uncertain.This episode highlights upcoming changes in MEMA with Collin Shaw, engine rebuilding with Bill Mirth from IPD Parts, and product diversification with Blake Deavers from WAI Global. By staying informed and adaptable, businesses can effectively navigate challenges. Additionally, understanding the importance of using quality products and providing proper training for heavy-duty personnel are keys to keeping customers satisfied and maintaining competitiveness in the heavy-duty industry.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
42:54 2/19/24
How to Have a Successful Heavy-Duty Parts Career
Episode 305: If you’re looking to join an industry and have a career, you should consider working in the heavy-duty parts industry. In this episode, we interview two industry veterans, Joe Mejaly, former Vice President Aftermarket of Cummins-Meritor, and David Seewack, CEO & Founder of FinditParts.Both of these men have decades of experience, and they emphasize the importance of mentorship and that success hinges on resilience, embracing challenges, and learning from mistakes. This is a conversation that you will not want to miss if you want to learn some secrets to success when building your career.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
52:55 2/12/24
5 Ways Every Manufacturer Should Support Their Distributors
Episode 304: Manufacturers of heavy-duty parts and their distributors must work closely together to get the parts the trucking industry needs to keep trucks and trailers rolling. In this episode, we’ll discuss the 5 ways every manufacturer should support their distributors to maximize sales, customer satisfaction, and increased operational efficiency.Our featured guest is SAMPA USA, a leading manufacturer of quality heavy-duty parts crucial for maintaining commercial vehicle performance, efficiency and fleet reliability. Join us as Jamie Irvine and Scott Boltz breakdown the 5 steps and feature an interview conducted with Felipe Bumagny and Bob Johnson of SAMPA USA who provide a great case study in what it takes to support your distributors as a supplier.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
43:08 2/5/24
The Invisible Cost of Not Training Your Heavy-Duty People
Episode 303: In the heavy-duty industry, employees need specific skills, knowledge and safety practices to operate efficiently. So, whenever we hear businesses say they are too busy to send their employees for training, it’s a bad thing!Without proper training, the entire company will face operational challenges, reduced employee morale, and even lose out on profit. Strategically investing in your employees correlates to investing in your business. This effort will boost employee morale, and competence, and contribute to producing bigger profits. Join the discussion on how providing the proper training for heavy-duty employees is the best course of action.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
26:45 1/29/24
How to Choose the Right Alternator for Your Application
Episode 302: Technology on commercial trucks continues to become more complex as more advanced electrical systems are developed. This is changing the demands on the charging system. Alternators need to be high-output and high-performance to meet the needs of the modern semi-truck.Jonathan E. Smith is the Business Development Manager and Marketing Manager of Prestolite Electric. In this episode, we discuss how to choose the correct alternator for the application of your truck and avoid system-wide electrical issues and unnecessary downtime that occurs when you install the incorrect alternator. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
27:41 1/22/24
Exploring Low Voltage Batteries for Heavy-Duty Trucks
Episode 301: In the old days, batteries for heavy-duty trucks had an easy job. They powered the starter to start the truck and they provided power for the interior lights, the radio, and maybe the clock on the dashboard. These days, batteries are tasked more than ever before. They power HVAC components, safety components, and the many computers inside a modern-day truck. If your batteries are dead, the 21st-century truck just won’t function, let alone start.In this week’s episode, we’re speaking to Clarios, one of the leading battery manufacturers in the world. They’re pioneering low-voltage battery solutions for electric and ICE trucks. These 12-volt batteries can power features with a constant power draw, leaving the high-voltage batteries for starting the truck. Listen to the episode to find out more about low-voltage batteries and how you can avoid premature failure of your batteries.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.  Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
35:21 1/15/24
Celebrating 300 Episodes: The Evolution of Our Podcast
Episode 300: Join The Heavy Duty Parts Report as we mark our 300th episode. We’re revisiting our inaugural episodes, including our early interview with Marathon Brake Systems and many milestone episodes along the way. Hear about the stories and strategies that have helped reduce the total cost of operations for fleets, the partnerships that have flourished, and the community we've built in the process.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission. Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
39:22 1/8/24
The Diesel Queen's Journey: Breaking Barriers in Heavy-Duty
Episode 299: Historically speaking Melissa Petersmann (The Diesel Queen), is not your average diesel technician. But we think that she is an example of the future of heavy-duty. The more young talented people we can attract to the industry the better.In this episode, you will hear Melissa’s story and she breaks down the barriers that she had to overcome to become a diesel technician and why it is the best decision she could have made for her career and her future.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comHengst Filtration: There's a new premium filter option for fleets -- Hengst Filtration. If you're responsible for a fleet, you won't believe how much using Hengst filters will save you. But you've got to go to HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/Hengst to find out how much.HDA Truck Pride: They’re the heart of the independent parts and service channel. They have 750 parts stores and 450 service centers conveniently located across the US and Canada. Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com/HDATruckPride today to find a location near you.Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission. Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
31:40 1/1/24
Everything You Need to Rebuild an Engine from a Single Source
Episode 298: We’re exploring the latest changes in diesel engine rebuilding. We'll be talking with John Douglas, President of MAHLE Aftermarket North America, and Felipe Fequer from the MAHLE North America Division about the shift from aluminum to steel pistons for better efficiency and power. We'll cover the details of this technology and discuss how battery-electric vehicles are shaping the future of heavy vehicles.Then we'll dive deeper into the complexities of rebuilding heavy-duty diesel engines. We'll discuss the importance of technical support and training as technology evolves and tackle the challenges of new technologies and emission controls. We'll also look at the crucial role of independent service channels in the trucking industry and how MAHLE manages different aspects of its business. This engaging talk will deepen your knowledge of diesel engine rebuilding.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
20:17 12/25/23
Where Does the Black Rubber for Bushings Come From?
Episode 297: Have you ever wondered how they make the black rubber used in bushings, airbags, and other suspension parts? Matthew Perkins, Director of Sales for North America at Mansons, spoke to us at AAPEX 2023. Mansons is a unique company in the heavy-duty industry because they’ve chosen to vertically integrate. Controlling all aspects of its supply chain allows the company to be resistant to the hiccups we’ve seen since the pandemic, such as raw materials shortages and transportation issues.After the interview at AAPEX, Jamie and Diana further researched rubber production. Join us as we learn the steps involved in rubber production, from raw rubber tree sap to formulation and vulcanization. This discussion about the importance of partnering with reputable companies in the industry offers a goldmine of strategies that will help you choose the best suppliers for your needs and lower your customers’ total cost of operation.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
24:47 12/18/23
Why More Women Are Choosing Heavy-Duty
Episode 296: At The Heavy Duty Parts Report, we believe that diversity is something every business should embrace, but we are not so naive as to think that it isn't a complicated endeavor with inherent challenges that should be openly discussed to achieve the best possible outcome which in our opinion is measured by human flourishing. In this candid conversation with Alexandria Uribe, Senior Director of Total Talent Management at WM, and our Podcast Director Diana Cudmore, we shine the spotlight on women in frontline roles. We discuss how technology and the pursuit of productivity have enabled more people to join our industry. Join our discussion on the economic advantages of a diverse workforce in the heavy-duty industry.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this Episode FinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts. Disclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
44:02 12/11/23
New Report Reveals 2023 Consumer Trends in Trucking
Episode 295: Join us as we take a look at how the trucking industry has evolved over the past couple of years with Charles Bowles Director of Commercial Truck OEM & Strategic Initiatives at Commercial Truck Trader. We'll explore trends in buying and selling trucks, including the pandemic's impact and current supply chain challenges. Discover changes in the sales environment, depreciation effects, and how dealerships are adapting.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
38:22 12/4/23
How to Maximize Efficiency in Your Diesel Repair Shop
Episode 294: What if you could boost your repair shop's efficiency and thrive no matter what the market does? Patrick McKittrick, CEO of Fullbay lifts the hood on the diesel repair shop industry. He stresses the immense benefits of automating your invoicing and data tracking and reveals how doing so can significantly increase efficiency, and bolster your cash flow.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
13:21 11/27/23
Tackling The Right to Repair Crisis at AAPEX 2023
Episode 293: Interested in learning more about Right to Repair? Join us for a candid conversation with Ann Wilson, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at MEMA, straight from AAPEX 2023. Ann brings us up to speed on the legislative developments and the remaining obstacles we need to overcome to ensure fair access to repair and maintenance data for the trucking industry. She paints a vivid picture of the crossroads we are at, and the potential impact of proposed legislation that can grant us the right to repair our heavy-duty vehicles.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
12:43 11/20/23
How to Successfully Recruit Technicians in 2023
Episode 292: Ready to revolutionize your recruitment strategy? Discover how David and Daniel Ostrov, the founders of Whiterail are solving the complex challenge of technician shortages. With their two decades of industry marketing experience, they reveal the importance of having the right people in your business and showcase effective ways to recruit during challenging economic times. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
31:24 11/13/23
How Parts Identification Can Make or Break Your Repair Shop
Episode 291: Getting trucks back on the road can be a tough process at the best of times. Especially when you can’t get the right parts, the first time. Meet Joe Steward, General Manager of Betts Truck Parts and Service, in this week's episode, he shares his view on a few topics including parts identification in all its forms.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
28:39 11/6/23
How Brake Systems Affect Your Total Cost of Operations
Episode 290: This week features a powerful discussion with industry expert and heavy-duty aftermarket veteran, Don Orrell. We discuss all things brakes, shedding light on the latest trends that are shaping the world of class eight heavy-duty trucks. We take a look into the rise of air disc brakes, their numerous advantages, and the impact of legislative changes on the industry. Plus, learn the differences between remanufactured parts and all-new parts, and how making smart choices when it comes to brakes can significantly reduce your total cost of operation. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
36:16 10/30/23
How Dashcams Protect Your Fleet
Episode 289: This week, we explore how dash cam footage keeps drivers safe. Sam Watts, Safety Supervisor at Meiborg Inc., gives his thoughts on how this technology plays a role in telling what happens on the road. The last thing you as a driver or fleet manager want is a wrongful lawsuit on top of an accident. Sam recounts real situations his drivers had to face, and how video evidence was able to exonerate them.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
33:48 10/23/23
Is Your DPF Really Clean?
Episode 288: Prepare to get an inside look into diesel emission systems maintenance and repair with our returning guest Wayne Cochrane, National Sales Manager of Redline Emissions Products. Ever wondered how to know if a filter is genuinely clean? What should you be doing after getting your filter back from the cleaners? Wayne explains the dangers of running a poorly cleaned filter and how you can make sure that it’s done right. Keeping a clean filter isn't just about environmental standards, it also saves in cost and performance.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
22:15 10/16/23
It’s Time to Shed Light on Trailer Interiors
Episode 287: Our guest this week is Daryl Grady, Director of Engineering at SSR Lighting Solutions. Daryl shares the overlooked potential of LED trailer lighting systems and the key roles they play. He highlights how these systems are crucial when it comes to avoiding injuries and ensuring visibility in dark trailers.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
27:34 10/9/23
Slashing Fuel Consumption with a Two-in-One Turbocharger
Episode 286: We’re diving into the escalating fuel costs that plague the trucking industry and trickle down to consumer pricing with a special guest Dan McClave, president of Switchblade Turbochargers. Dan takes us through the unique approach that Switchblade has taken to solve these issues and the innovative solution that promises to transform the industry.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
23:06 10/2/23
Redefining the Energy Landscape in the Trucking Industry
Episode 285:  Wondering what the future holds for energy in the trucking industry? In this episode, we talk with Gareth Evans, CEO and founder of VECKTA. We look at the history of energy production and its relation to the trucking industry. Aided by Gareth's insightful perspective, we discuss the varied viewpoints on the climate crisis and the gradual shift to decentralized, cleaner energy sources.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
27:27 9/25/23
Gearing Up for Safe Fall and Winter Driving
Episode 284: Are you prepared for the unexpected challenges winter driving brings? This episode covers everything from innovative battery tech to the importance of wiper blade maintenance and traction control. Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com  for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
41:47 9/18/23
Improve Your Workforce with Technology-Based Training
Episode 283: Are you prepared to take a transformative journey through the evolution of technology in the heavy-duty parts and trucking industry? Let's buckle up and drive into the future together with Martin Radilla, Education Manager of HDA Truck Pride, as our guide. Martin enlightens us on how technology has revolutionized the industry, the impact of the retiring generation, and HDA Truck Pride's mission to foster a positive influence. We delve deep into the importance of formal education and training, the generational differences between mechanics, and the daunting task of condensing decades of knowledge into a manageable learning period.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content.Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
45:11 9/11/23
VisiParts: Revolutionizing Parts Visibility
Episode 282:  Imagine having complete visibility of your heavy-duty parts sourcing process. Max Zorbas and Jamie Irvine unravel the shifting landscape of the parts industry, where the traditional supply chain has broken down due to the impact of COVID-19, and discuss the new alternatives that are emerging. Max, with his extensive experience in running a repair shop, shares first-hand frustrations about the timely delivery of parts and the dire need for improved communication at each step of the process.This episode is a must-listen for anyone who’s fed up with the lack of parts visibility in the heavy-duty parts industry.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
28:12 9/4/23
What Do Diesel Technicians Need in 2023?
Episode 281:  What’s going on with diesel repair technicians in 2023? This episode features Tyler Robertson from Diesel Laptops as he explains the challenges diesel techs face and the opportunities ahead. We'll discuss why there are fewer technicians due to early retirements and the pandemic, and how the trucking industry fosters stable and lucrative new careers. We'll also tell you about programs like American Diesel Training Centers and WyoTech.Show Notes: Visit HeavyDutyPartsReport.com for complete show notes of this episode and to subscribe to all our content. Sponsors of this EpisodeFinditParts: Are you looking to purchase heavy-duty parts and get your commercial vehicle repaired? Get access to the largest source for heavy-duty truck and trailer parts in the United States and Canada. Buy your parts from FinditParts.SAMPA: Looking for suspension, steering, and 5th wheel parts? Buy now from SAMPA.comDisclaimer: This content and description may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, The Heavy Duty Parts Report may receive a commission.Special Offer: Sign up for our weekly email so you never miss out on an episode: Follow the Show
21:12 8/28/23