Are you buying over-the-counterfeit parts?

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Green color on bogus Scotseal will scratch off. Not so on genuine article.

What do Rolex watches, Vuitton handbags and truck parts have in common?

They’re all imitated and sold on the cheap. But when it comes to safety-critical truck parts, the ultimate price of imitations can be far greater than any money saved upfront.

“Automotive counterfeit parts are a $3 billion-per-year business in the U.S. alone,” notes Tim Kraus, vice president and executive director of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA). Globally, that figure swells to $12 billion. “And most of it is safety-related