Lucas Deal (CCJ)Lucas Deal joined Randall-Reilly in 2011 and serves as chief editor of Trucks, Parts, Service and content director, dealers. He can be reached at email@example.com, and is on Twitter @lddeal85.BusinessCooperation, communication imperative for improved shop schedulingWant to get your truck out of the shop and back on the road faster? The panelists at Tuesday’s tech session at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta say it’s possible. There’s no way to totally eliminate service lag times, but with open communication, honesty and information sharing, fleets and their […]February 25, 2020BusinessATA’s Spear reiterates priorities during TMC speechAmerican Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear offered a short but fiery speech on ATA’s priorities in the year ahead during the Fleet Operator’s Forum at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting Monday in Atlanta. With a presidential election looming in the fall, Spear said ATA cannot take its foot of […]February 24, 2020BusinessvHub introduces trailer movement and sharing marketplaceA new trailer positioning solution was introduced to the trucking industry at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting Sunday in Atlanta with the introduction of the vHub trailer repositioning and sharing marketplace. Designed for private fleets, for-hire carriers, trailer rental companies, and OEMs, Vice President Francis Roy says vHub was founded by assed-based […]February 23, 2020BusinessAlcoa releases new lighter weight Ultra wheelAlcoa Wheels on Sunday at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta expanded its truck wheel portfolio with the next generation Alcoa Ultra ONE 22.5 in. by 8.25 in. wheel. Alcoa’s Director of Engineering Mike Baird says the 39-lb. wheel, affectionally named and available under part number ULT39, is now the lightest […]February 23, 2020BusinessFlowBelow named Volvo factory option; now available through Alliance PartsFlowBelow Aero Inc. announced Sunday at ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta that its products are now a factory option for new Volvo Trucks and have been added to the Alliance Parts product catalog. Regarding the Volvo agreement, FlowBelow says its products have been available for Volvo truck models through the aftermarket […]February 23, 2020BusinessExperts agree economic recession not imminent but ‘concern’ mountsThe Federal Reserve and certain economists don’t see many headwinds on the horizon to predict that an economic downswing will happen any time soon.January 27, 2020BusinessPanel: Wide deployment of electrification likely this decadeThe big challenge now for global suppliers is transitioning their businesses to be ready to quickly ramp up electrification production without abandoning the core businesses that drive their companies today.January 27, 2020BusinessTargeting Technicians, Part 3: Investment in your business can help retain your best techniciansAs turnover rates continue to plague the industry, more businesses are investing resources in the recruitment and acquisition of new diesel technicians.October 15, 2019BusinessTargeting Technicians, Part 2: Why trucking must change its technician recruitment practicesTrucking has become an industry of shortages. In the fleet community, there’s a shortage of drivers, a shortage of truck build slots and a shortage of new freight available. Shortages haven’t bypassed the parts and service channel. Product and employment shortages are as much a part of the aftermarket as brake shoes and filters. While […]June 30, 2019Business3D printing could provide new layer of truck part availabilitySee how the truck parts industry could be revolutionized by 3D printing capabilities. Learn more about the innovative technology on Commercial Carrier Journal.April 22, 2019Page 1 of 10Next PageTop StoriesHomeSupreme Court will not hear trucking's AB 5 case, law will take effect for industryWith the Court denying the California Trucking Association's request for review of the case, AB 5 and the ABC test for determining independent contractor status will become law in California, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020.Used trucksGrowth of used truck values rival stock market from mid-2020 to mid-2022BusinessKenan Advantage Group acquires Louisiana petrochem companyBusinessUSA Truck acquired by DB SchenkerRegulationsBiden calls for suspension of fuel taxes, but 'hard to see real relief for diesel'