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right decision as to which type of part makes
the most sense.
It's also important for a fleet to know who is
actually manufacturing the part. According to
Bauer, there are some key things to understand:
ÜÜHow are the parts approved for sale and use?
ÜÜDoes the supplier support an ISO/TS process
when developing, releasing, and manufacturing
products?
ÜÜDoes the supplier have an
OEM position or not?
ÜÜWhat support network is in
place to address questions
or product issues?
"There is an expectation
that all parts sold in the
market are proven, tested,
and approved with a standard criteria - however, that
is not the case," Bauer says.
"When fleets are making a
purchasing decision, they
should do their research and
ask their parts suppliers for
products by brand or manufacturer name to ensure they
are getting the quality they
expect, as well as what they
are expecting in terms of
performance and support."
Good parts suppliers
provide a good selection,
insightful advice, and a shopping experience that makes it
as easy and fast as possible to
find the right part.
"When you walk into a
FleetPride branch, you'll see
shelves stocked with the bestknown brands in the industry, plus an assortment of
our private brands like OTR,"
says Mike Harris, senior vice
president of sales and branch
operations for FleetPride,
a provider of services and
parts for heavy duty trucks
and trailers with more than
270 locations across the country. "We're focused on having
what the customer needs for
their particular application
with the quality attributes,
warranty, and price points
that make the most sense for
the job at hand."
Parts availability is also
a key consideration when it
comes to selecting parts.
Rush Enterprises has made
significant investments to
simplify and expedite parts
shopping for fleets. RushCare
Parts Connect, launched
earlier this year, is an online
ordering system that allows
fleets to shop parts for all
makes and models of medium
and heavy duty trucks.
"Parts Connect gives the

fleet e-commerce capability, as well as the ability to view all of our parts inventory across the
country," Nixon says. Parts Connect is also set up
to provide not only the OE part number but also
up to three alternative aftermarket part numbers.
Pricing is also displayed to help the fleet make a
faster, more informed decision.
Faster, yet more informed replacement part

decisions should be the goal of any fleet. By
understanding the types of parts available, along
with when and where each type makes the most
economic sense, fleets will be well on their way
toward achieving that goal.
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Uptime - How you can make the most out of your shop's ROs
Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
Vehicles - Examining the e-systems available for today's fleets
In the Bay - Do techs understand the fundamentals of electrical system diagnosis?
Shop Operations - How to assess replacement parts
Reman, Rebuild, Replace - Reasons fleets should consider reman
Economic Outlook - Uncertainties with today's global economy
Tire Tactics - Factors to help determine the lifecycle of tires
Management - The "shop improvement" conundrum
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest Editorial - Increase shop efficiencies through fluid management
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Fleet Maintenance - Uptime - How you can make the most out of your shop's ROs
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Fleet Maintenance - Foundation for success: How do you find and keep technician talent?
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Fleet Maintenance - Vehicles - Examining the e-systems available for today's fleets
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Fleet Maintenance - In the Bay - Do techs understand the fundamentals of electrical system diagnosis?
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