Articles by Brian Albright

William “Skip” Potter, who recenlty retires as executive director of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) spoke with Motor Age about his career and the industry.
Jim Brannen, vice president of e-commerce at BuyAutoParts.com, a replacement parts distributor based in San Diego, Calif.,  discusses the company’s success in the e-commerce space, where the firm has been active since 2001.
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Tech companies and auto companies rarely collaborated on security issues, but that is changing. Vehicle manufacturers and information and telecommunications technology (ICT) companies are working together to proactively address these threats.
Barry White, president of Group Seven Consulting, an Atlanta-based firm that specializes in field service and fleet management solutions, discusses how fleet solutions can help operators extend the life of their vehicles.
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The number of fleet management systems deployed in commercial fleets in North America reached 6.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2016. The market is expanding with a CAGR of 15 percent, and the number of deployed systems will reach 13.5 million by 2021.
With a new regional chapter, member shops in both states will have the benefits of a locally staffed office, better local communications, regional advocacy in the state legislatures, monthly meetings, and local training seminars.
Archana Vidyasekar is the Global Research Manager, Visionary Innovation Research Group, at Frost & Sullivan. She spoke to Aftermarket Business World about the challenges of delivery and logistics in the e-tailing era.
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With a December deadline looming for commercial truck operators to install electronic logging devices (ELDs) for tracking hours of service (HOS) data, a number of fleet and telematics solution providers are offering new systems to help fleets stay compliant.