A time to retool and a time to rethink

Sauer, Bruce
March 2009
Trailer / Body Builders;Mar2009, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p4
Trade Publication
The author focuses on the effective use of tools by companies. According to the author, technological advances are bringing challenges to truck equipment distributors including their use in a way that benefits the business. He highlights the case of Layton Truck Equipment which is said to be finding new uses for its tools.


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