My name is Jamie Irvine and this is my BLOG focused on serving the heavy-duty parts industry. This blog is a companion to my industry-leading podcast called The Heavy-Duty Parts Report where my guests and I provide expert advice about the heavy-duty parts you need to buy to keep your trucks and trailers rolling, lower your cost-per-mile, and keep you informed about what’s happening in the industry.
In the Heavy Duty Truck and Trailer Parts business, most manufacturers have sales reps assigned to work with OEM’s, Truck Dealers, Aftermarket Distributors, and Aftermarket Retailers. The relationship is strictly B2B and the manufacturers rely on their customers to sell their products to the end users.
Manufacturers want to work with the people who sell their products to the end users. Sadly over the last 20 years, there has been a trend of declining interest in collaborative sales work. This is a mystery to many manufacturers as their only goal is to make the people and businesses who sell their products to the end-users successful. keep reading »