This is the Trucking Times Aftermarket Update, featuring links to exclusive editorial material and select business resources for the benefit of Trucking Times magazine subscribers.


September 4, 2012







Brick & Mortar Stores Still Get Higher Percentage Of Buyers


According to the latest market research studies (SEMA 2012 Market Annual Report), consumers purchased accessories and aftermarket products from parts stores and Independent/specialty parts stores than anywhere else. Read more...


Trucking Times TV Features Undercover's Newest Truck Covers

David Wells, president of Undercover Inc. shows Trucking Times TV the company's new Lux hard tonneau cover, and the new Flex, folding tonneau cover. Wells also explains how the company can deliver a completely painted tonneau within 24-48 hours. View the video on our homepage. 










Ford’s 2013 Explorer Sport Produces 365 HP and Gets 22 MPG

The new 2013 Explorer Sport is set to change how we think of sport utility and crossover vehicles. The 365 horsepower crossover, gets 22 mpg highway and features a twin-turbo EcoBoost 3.5 Liter V-6. The engine also produces 365 hp. Read more...




Interstate Batteries Opens A New 5,000 SF Facility And Service Center


Interstate Batteries has opened a 5,000-square foot warehouse and service center at 837 Fairway Drive in Bensenville, Il.  The new Interstate Power Care facility will serve customers in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and parts of northwest Indiana. Read more...






New Service Body For Fleet Vehicles From Truck Accessories Group

The Truck Accessories Group now offers a new, lightweight service body that measures 98-inches long, and fits a single rear-wheel chassis with a 56-inch cab to axle length. Read more...







Roadmaster Active Suspension

The Roadmaster Active Suspension system works with the vehicle's rear leaf springs to reduce sway and body roll, improve the vehicle’s towing and load carrying capacity, as well as eliminate bottoming out under heavy loads. Read more...



Snuglid RL Tonneau Cover

SnugTop introduced a new, and more convenient-to-use tonneau called the SnugLid RL. The SnugLid RL uses a new locking system, new latches, and new lift assists—all of which combine to make the lid easier to open, close and lock than any other tonneau cover on the market today. Read more...



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How To Up Sell Your Towing Customers Into Accessories They Need

Stock Some Of These Products, Listen To Your Customer’s Needs, And Watch Your Sales Grow



10 Marketing Mistakes Small Business Make

This list of 10 common marketing mistakes can help you produce better results. Read more...




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