What's the pulse in parts?

October 2007
Trailer / Body Builders;Oct2007, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p32
Trade Publication
The article reports on a survey by the Trailer/Body Builders on the trailer parts business. E-mails were sent to trailer dealers, truck equipment distributors, dealers, repair shops and parts specialists, inquiring about part sales, inventory levels, and gross margins for 2006. The respondents mentioned several trends affecting the parts department, including the slower economy, a decline in new trailer sales and increase in used trailer sales and the rise in imported and counterfeit parts.


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