The aftermarket is getting more confusing and more interesting simultaneously.
The news from MacKay & Company
The busy first quarter of tradeshows is over and I have had the opportunity to speak with a lot of industry people at these shows.
Considerations contributing to a successful or challenging 2019 for the commercial vehicle industry.
Blockchain is coming. Embrace it or be left behind.
Please don’t tell anybody, but in this column I plan to leak what is going to be presented at the annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) 2019.
U.S. aftermarket demand for Class 6-8, trailers, and container chassis in 2018 is expected to total $30.1 billion.
The economic activity affecting trucking could see a challenging year, but challenging does not necessarily mean bad.
But OEMs, aftermarket wary of a slowdown.
Dart Transit Company’s Brett Wacker said today’s trucks have almost made it. They’re nearing the other side of the U.
As uptime becomes increasingly important for truck owners, suppliers and distributors of aftermarket replacement parts discuss the challenges in meeting fleet customer expectations.
A successful 7th Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue (HDAD) Conference
News from MacKay & Company, February 2019
“If you think Amazon can’t ship an axle right now, you’re wrong.”
We’ve seen a lot of changes in the last 10 years.
After attending the show for a couple of years, I’ve learned the lay of the land.
Half of the units in the operating population are trailers and container chassis.
Parts and Service: The Fleets’ Perspective
There is no defined period for the boom phase. If it does start next year, it could last a couple years.
I learned car dealers in the aftermarket parts arena are generally reactive and not very proactive…
The truck technician shortage is causing some fleets to outsource more of their repair and maintenance work to dealerships.
Can a relationship really be built through an online source?
Changes to U.S. trade policy have a significant impact on freight.
Tariffs introduce additional sources of uncertainty and instability on top of those those associated with the normal course of operations over the life of the business cycle.
What I’ve learned is that one of the biggest problems is us.
News from MacKay & Company, August 2018
The continued growth of E-commerce. Consolidation. Technology.
News from MacKay & Company, July 2018
Regardless of the nature of the leader of a business (reckless or not), a good succession plan needs to be put in place and communicated.