The aftermarket has never been more important to North American truck operators as they strive to maximize life and uptime from their current fleet of trucks and trailers. With an average vehicle age approaching nine years, the fleet manager-- with his available distribution channel for replacement parts -- focuses on quality parts, fast access and availability and overall life cycle costs, including appropriate parts support, counsel and expertise.
Dealers and distributors are always looking for products that will appeal to cost-conscious customers, including price point and remanufactured parts. The parts channels are continually sorting through the increasing number of available parts sources, including low-cost suppliers they've never heard of before, increasingly from countries outside of North America.
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