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Semi News: The Heavy Duty Aftermarket

The Heavy-Duty Aftermarket

Infrastructure improvements depend on heavy-duty equipment. With the need to improve global infrastructures, "rising demand for heavy-duty vehicles is expected to boost aftermarket demand, since these vehicles often require expensive parts for maintenance and repair," as found on Grand View Research. As heavy-duty trucks and equipment age out of warranty programs, the support for aftermarket demand also rises. Understanding the pros and cons of OEM versus Aftermarket parts can be reviewed as reported by the Muncy Corporation

Availability of Parts is Vital to the Heavy Duty Aftermarket

With the shortage of truck drivers, and as reported on HDT Truckinginfo, uptime is critical for trucking businesses, both small and large. And, with quicker repair turn-around in demand, suppliers and distributors of aftermarket replacement parts have concerns. Stocking all the parts needed to supply the "wide variety of vehicles on the market" isn't possible. In order to tackle parts availability, e-commerce is a vital sales channel.

Knowledge of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Parts is Essential to E-commerce

As the HDT Truckinginfo quoted Mike Harris, Senior VP of Sales/Branch Operations at Fleet," customers need to have someone they can truck are competent." It is apparent that a robust variety of aftermarket parts must be available, in-house and online, along with qualified customer service representatives to be available to assist customers.

Although the digital, e-commerce platform will help broaden the heavy duty aftermarket availability, there will always be customers who will want the hands-on customer service. No matter how customers want to purchase their parts, building trusting relationships is going to be important to build a loyal customer base.

2020's Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week is Moving

For anyone who loves to attend this big event, the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) is moving, from its many years in Las Vegas, to "the  Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas," as reported on another HDT Truckinginfo article. The event will be held from January 27th through January 30th, 2020, and will have an increase for product expo and expand their meeting and event space. 

J. Ruble & Sons: Refurbishing with Dependable Parts and Expert Service

At J. Ruble & Son Truck Sales, located in Monroeville, Indiana, has been delivering quality-refurbished daycab tractors, heavy spec cab and chassis, and other vocational trucks for more than 40 years. When our customers need something unique to their business, we have the expert capability to customize trucks for specific trucking needs. 

Our sales team is ready to help when you're looking to save money with our robust, refurbished inventory. If you don't see what you're business needs, let us know because we are always looking for big power to deliver quality, refurbished trucks to our customers, old and new.

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