The Heavy-Duty Parts Report

The Heavy-Duty Parts Report
Are you ready to get expert advice about heavy-duty truck and trailer parts? If you BUY and SELL, or INSTALL heavy-duty parts, this podcast is for you. Each week Jamie Irvine and his guests provide expert advice about the heavy-duty parts you need to k…

Lug Nuts and Air Bags Can Cost You More Than You Think
Oct 19 • 17 min
Learn about a solution you can get to prevent wheels from coming off unexpectedly on your fleet.
What is a Tire Mask or Tuff Deck?
Oct 12 • 15 min
Learn why you need to know about the Tire Mask, and Tuff Deck.
Diesel Parts - The Only Parts Platform You’ll Ever Need
Oct 5 • 24 min
Learn why you need to know about Diesel Laptops new parts platform that is going to completely change the industry.
High-Quality Parts from Meritor Means Better Performance for Fleets
Sep 28 • 20 min
Learn why going with Meritor genuine parts can be the best option for your fleet.
High-Quality Electrical Components
Sep 21 • 19 min
Learn about Phillips latest high-quality products, and how they can save you money.
Thermal Management - Rugged HVAC Parts for Fleets
Sep 14 • 14 min
Learn why it is important to pay attention to your heaters, and AC systems, and why Red Dot’s parts are exemplary.
A Wide Range of Parts Designed to Meet Fleets Specifications
Sep 7 • 14 min
Learn how Dayton Parts continues to improve their parts, and how they can save your fleet money.
More than Just Air Horns and Ride Control Systems
Aug 31 • 25 min
Learn about what Hadley stands for as a company, and what they can do for you.
E-Commerce and the Heavy-Duty Parts Industry
Aug 24 • 26 min
Learn about the role e-commerce will play in the future of the trucking industry.
Durable Polyurethane Bushings that Save You Money
Aug 17 • 15 min
Learn why switching to polyurethane bushings by Energy Suspension will save you money.
Aftertreatment Products - Now the Largest Expense Fleets Have
Aug 10 • 16 min
Learn what you need to know if you’re buying or selling aftertreatment systems.
Key Drivers to Sell More Heavy-Duty Parts
Aug 3 • 31 min
Learn about the advances being made in the aftermarket industry.
The Industry’s First Serviceable Spindle
Jul 27 • 15 min
Learn about United Axle’s game-changing serviceable spindle.
Reliable Alternators and Starters That You Can Count On
Jul 20 • 19 min
Learn what goes into making high-quality starters and alternators.
What You Need to Know About Diagnostic Tools
Jul 13 • 22 min
Learn what you need to know when you are looking for a diagnostic tool, and how Diesel Laptops can do for you.
There is a Better, Safer, Easier Way to Have Technicians do Brake Maintenance
Jul 6 • 20 min
Learn how BrakeMate can ensure the safety of technicians, while also saving time.
A Company Taking the Lead on Mobilizing Commercial Vehicle Intelligence
Jun 29 • 20 min
Learn some of the ways that WABCO is leading the industry in commercial vehicle intelligence.
A Quick and Easy Tool for Diagnosing Trailers
Jun 22 • 19 min
Learn about a trailer diagnosing tool that will save a technician lots of time when finding faults, and in turn save the customer money.
Celebrating Our 1-Year Anniversary
Jun 19 • 11 min
We’re celebrating 1 year, and 50 episodes of the Heavy-Duty Parts report.
There’s More to a Kingpin Than Most People Realize
Jun 15 • 18 min
Learn the importance of taking care of your kingpin, and about the experts who will help ensure your fleet’s trailers stay on the road.
The World’s Most Advanced Protection Against Tire Puncture
Jun 8 • 16 min
Learn how Tire Protector can protect you against flat tires, and learn about the other products this manufacturer has created to save you big money and time.
Introducing Behind the Wheels podcast by Alcoa Wheels
Jun 1 • 25 min
Learn about the innovations Alcoa has made, since it’s founding, and the innovations they continue to take the lead on.
Helping Repair Shops Get Through COVID-19
May 25 • 19 min
Learn what the iTRG has been doing to provide support for essential heavy-duty repair technicians.
High-Quality Fuel Injection Systems That Won’t Quit
May 18 • 24 min
Learn from the Experts at AMBAC about how to take care of your fuel injection systems, and what services and experience AMBAC has to offer.
A Simple Payment Integration for Heavy-Duty Parts Stores and Repair Shops
May 11 • 16 min
Learn about the risks of using, and accepting credit cards, and how CardConnect helps.
A Tested and Tortured Floor Mat That Saves Your Truck
May 4 • 15 min
Learn what makes the floor mats by Minimizer a must-have in the trucking industry.
The Game-Changing Scorpion Floor Jack
Apr 27 • 17 min
Learn what makes Scorpion floor jacks by StanJacks such a revolutionary product.
A Unique Heavy-Duty Truck Parts Marketplace
Apr 20 • 36 min
Learn how Truck Parts Inventory can help get you out of a difficult situation when searching for parts
The Many Innovations of Dana Incorporated
Apr 13 • 22 min
Learn about the product lines, and innovations that Dana Incorporated have made, and are continuing to make.
The Real Cost of a Reman DPF Filter
Apr 6 • 17 min
Learn what’s the real cost of buying a Reman DPF filter, and what alternative does Roadwarrior offer to the reman program?
A Heavy-Duty Parts Tool Never Seen Before
Mar 30 • 18 min
Learn about a tool that is designed to help you achieve higher margins when you sell parts, while also increasing your profit and decreasing your operational costs through increased efficiency.
Advanced Tools for Heavy-Duty Parts Identification
Mar 23 • 14 min
There is a saying, “you rarely get more than you pay for.” I’ve applied this to buying heavy-duty parts because usually buying cheaper parts upfront means paying much more on the backend as your cost-per-mile increases. In this episode, I am going to…
How to Make Your Parts Business Successful in the 2020s
Mar 16 • 23 min
What can we do to not only accept the changes driven by technology, but thrive from it?
How to Work from Home During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic
Mar 13 • 27 min
Companies need to make fundamental changes in how they communicate internally and how they move customers through their buying journey. This involves using digital assets and technology in new ways to reduce human-to-human contact – especially during…
Attention Truck Repair Shop Owners Meet the iTRG
Mar 9 • 22 min
Are there resources available to help repair shop owners and operators to be more successful?
“Our Wheel End Has 10 Things That Are Different” Brian Beathard of RevHD
Mar 2 • 27 min
Learn how RevHD is innovating wheel end products and lowering cost-per-mile for their customers
Turbo Talk with John Ferry of Turbo Solutions
Feb 24 • 12 min
How has the technology changed with turbos, and what are the best practices for maintaining and servicing your turbo?
Training the Next Generation with Eric Rubio
Feb 17 • 20 min
Encouraging young talented people to join the heavy-duty industry and make a career as a technician has never been more important and in this episode, we talk about how to do it.
Disaster Avoidance with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
Feb 10 • 23 min
Learn why we make terrible decisions when we rely solely on our gut feelings, past experiences and cognitive biases.
Windshield Repair with Brian Le Mon of RockPro
Feb 3 • 13 min
Learn how repairing your windshield with this patented easy to use technology instead of replacing your windshield will save you lots of money.
Women in Trucking with Shelley Uvanile-Hesch of WTFC
Jan 27 • 22 min
Learn about the challenges facing women who want to join the trucking industry and what we can all do to encourage more women to join our industry.
Everyone is Broke… they just don’t know it YET! with Vidal Espinosa of Invictus Advisors
Jan 20 • 20 min
Learn why it is critical to face your financial reality by understanding your numbers.
The Tale of Two Spring Brakes with Rick Deane of MGM Brakes
Jan 13 • 22 min
Learn about the value purchasing a high-quality spring brake provides your fleet over a generic economy product.
A Complete Wheel End Solution with Ben McIvor of SKF
Jan 6 • 27 min
Learn why using one manufacturer’s product for your entire wheel end will lower your cost-per-mile by elongating your service interval and warranty coverage.
5 Ways to Make Your Business Better in 2020
Dec 16, 2019 • 17 min
Learn about several ways you can make your business better in 2020.
The Evolution of Powering Commercial Trucks with Craig Barnes of CAB Consulting
Dec 9, 2019 • 35 min
Learn about the evolution of the diesel engine from someone who was there and participated in the development of these engines.
An Interview with Lucas Deal, Chief Editor at Truck Parts and Service
Dec 2, 2019 • 21 min
A review of 2019 and we are going to talk about what we can expect in 2020.
Collision Repair in the 21st Century with Chris Sterwerf
Nov 25, 2019 • 20 min
Learn what happens when a semi-truck and trailer is involved in an accident and how it needs to be repaired to be safely returned to our highways.
Heavy-Duty Repair Shop Management Software with Jacob Findlay of Fullbay
Nov 18, 2019 • 21 min
Learn about a shop management software that is changing the way heavy-duty repair shops run their business.
Buying Heavy-Duty Tools with David Martin
Nov 11, 2019 • 17 min
Learn about a tool supplier who lives for the opportunity to make a difference in his customer’s lives by providing expert advice and exceptional service.
Clean Your DPF Instead of Buying Reman with Steve Hoke of Diesel Emissions Service
Nov 4, 2019 • 18 min
Learn why cleaning your DPF should be your first choice over replacing it with a reman or aftermarket new option.
Do Air Disc Brakes Lower Your Cost-per-Mile?
Oct 28, 2019 • 12 min
Learn if air disc brakes lower your cost-per-mile and save you money.
What to do When a Fan Clutch Fails? An Interview with Brian Swanson of Kit Masters
Oct 21, 2019 • 29 min
Learn about Kit Masters, an engineering company that manufactures solutions to heavy-duty truck maintenance problems.
Spicer Select Aftermarket Drivetrain Products by Dana
Oct 14, 2019 • 14 min
Learn about the differences between Spicer Genuine OE Designed u-joints and Spicer Select Aftermarket u-joints.
The Real Deal About Additives with Marc Palud of XP-3
Oct 7, 2019 • 17 min
Learn how to test additives and why they will help you lower your cost-per-mile.
How to Choose the Proper Air Dryer Cartridge for Your Truck
Sep 30, 2019 • 15 min
Learn why regular maintenance on your air dryer is an important part of lowering your cost-per-mile and keeping your trucks on the road.
Diagnostic Tools and a Powerful Parts Cross with Tyler Robertson of Diesel Laptops
Sep 23, 2019 • 17 min
Learn about the amazing tools that Tyler Robertson and his team at Diesel Laptops have created which include a brand-new truck parts cross and lookup platform.
Training for Heavy-Duty Mechanics and Parts Technicians with David Boyes of Today’s Class
Sep 14, 2019 • 19 min
Learn why providing the right kind of training for your heavy-duty mechanics and parts technicians is an important part of keeping your fleet or repair shop profitable.
Solving the Skilled Labor Shortage with Kael Campbell of Red Seal Recruiting
Sep 9, 2019 • 22 min
Learn what is driving the shortage of skilled labor in the heavy-duty truck and parts industry and practical things we can do to solve the problem.
Rebuilding a Diesel Engine with Bill Mirth of IPD
Sep 2, 2019 • 23 min
Learn how to buy the right replacement parts when rebuilding a diesel engine which will lower your cost-per-mile.
Fighting for Mobile Mechanics with Ray Gross of the Mobile Maintenance Association
Aug 26, 2019 • 18 min
Learn why consolidation is particularly bad for mobile heavy-duty technicians.
Selling a Fleet in Tough Economic Times with Neil Gerritsen of
Aug 19, 2019 • 19 min
Hear the story of how Neil sold a fleet for more than people thought possible.
Recycled Parts Meets E-Commerce in a Big Way with
Aug 12, 2019 • 22 min
Learn how one company is changing the perception of used parts and connecting hundreds of sellers around North America with thousands of customers every day.
How to Properly Maintain your Diesel Particulate Filters with Dave Jerman of RoadWarrior
Aug 5, 2019 • 23 min
Learn what it takes to maintain your Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs), Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCRs).
5 Tips for Identifying Problems with Your Air Conditioning System
Jul 15, 2019 • 4 min
Learn 5 tips to keep your air conditioning system working in the summertime.
Why Premium Brakes Save Money with Bob Hicks of Marathon Brake
Jul 1, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, we are going to discuss how to put the brakes, on buying cheap brakes.
Cost-per-Mile vs. Purchase Price
Jun 1, 2019 • 23 min
Learn how to work with your parts distributor in a way that aligns your mutual needs despite seeming to be in opposition to one another.
Meet Your Host Jamie Irvine
Jun 1, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode, I tell my story of where I am from, how I got into the heavy-duty parts industry, and why I started this podcast.
Welcome to The Heavy-Duty Parts Report
Jun 1, 2019 • 5 min
In this episode, you will learn about the format of the podcast, when and where you can find the podcast, and you will get to know the host of the podcast.