Independent Shops: The Greater Good

Can doing the right thing also be good for business?

There is a smaller range of proven technologies that are gaining in popularity because of the fact that at $4 a gallon for diesel, a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption is a major cost savings. Aftermarket and OEM technologies like tire inflation and pressure monitoring systems, on-off fan clutches, auxiliary power units, battery powered HVAC systems, shore power systems and more are providing truck operators with much needed fuel savings. Simple math can use available data from the product and system manufacturers to quickly convince a truck operator to install these important products.

The silver, or in some cases “green,” lining to the cloud of the above conditions actually represents great business opportunities in our industry.

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