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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Where to go next . . . past DPF deletes . . . diesel shops?

For one over 90% of the sled pulling trucks in competition are older than 2007, that leaves a lot of product to sell to sled pulling diesel truck competitors.

Over 80% of the drag racing competitors are using older than 2007 trucks, still a lot of performance products to be sold to older trucks.

Most of the classes are trailered trucks, only one street class in drags and pulling are now licensed street trucks. This leaves a lot of trucks available for competition parts and tuning.

Maintenance on the trailering trucks and fan's trucks will still be the work load of local diesel shops. If you have not sought out local utility and municipalities for their diesel maintenance work then you may want to make an effort to do so in the near future.

Expand your hard parts inventory to include engine parts that will make a difference in performance, there are a lot of extra heavy duty engine parts that are now being manufactured that will add to the HP of a customer's truck.

Take a look at the accessory market and what can be added to a truck to make it last longer and look better longer.  Products such as seat covers, fender flares, spray bed liners, window tints, steps, toolboxes, etc.

Be willing to change with the market and diversify, survival will be key for many of our diesel shop friends in the near future. If you need help feel free to contact me about some of the options and I can put you in contact with companies that can help you.

It's not where you can go next, it's about how hard do you want to work to succeed!

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