Rick Weber

Associate Editor,
Trailer/Body Builders

Rick Weber has been an associate editor for Trailer/Body Builders since February 2000. A national award-winning sportswriter, he covered the Miami Dolphins for the Fort Myers News-Press following service with publications in California and Australia. He is a graduate of Penn State University.

Shop of the Future
Truck equipment distributors and industry experts weigh in with their concepts of a dramatically different future with massive shop technology
With OE dealer gaining 4% share and independent garage losing 3% share, panel discusses where aftermarket is headed
Organizers of HDAD assembled a diverse panel to look at what’s happening with independent distributors losing share, OE dealers gaining share and trends going forward
With private brands carving out a meaningful segment of HD aftermarket, panel discusses what it all means
Private brands are an essential part of the strategy of parts sellers going forward. Find out what panelist have to say at this year's HDAD
Today’s fleet: what it needs
Stu MacKay and an assembled panel discuss the topic "Meeting the Parts and Service Needs of Today's Fleet" at this years HDAD
Aftermarket demand has risen 254% since 2010, and will remain strong through 2021
Emission-related components are the fastest-growing component in the aftermarket, an increase of 254%. Here are some examples of how dramatically the aftermarket landscape is changing
Annual Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue breaks down trends, outlook for truck and trailer parts business
AFTERMARKET analysts and business leaders participated in a day of insights into trends and outlooks for the commercial truck and trailer market
How to work alongside a robot
Here are some reasons to take a close look at why installing an industrial robot to take over grimy or monotonous work may not always be the answer.
Aftermarket product update
A look at some products introduced for OEMs as well as aftermarket applications at this year's Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2017.
‘Strong start’ predicted for 2017
Read why Dr Bob Dieli expects 2017’s Truckable Economic Activity to be a strong brew with copious consumption
The tangled web of cyber-crime
Brian Hill and Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensic Services (CFS) provided realistic advice for cyber protection as they discussed recent high-profile cyber-crime events
HD aftermarket ecosystem is undergoing major changes, and being successful in it will require out-of-the-box thinkers
Rick Funston's presentation, "Shift Happens! How to Think Like Steve Jobs and Be a Shift Disturber in the HD Aftermarket."
Global business celebrity says companies have to be relentless about driving change if they want to keep up with their customers
Jeffrey Hayzlett's presentation at HDAW on business success and the importance of change to keep up with customers.
HDAW 2017 hits a home run
A rundown of noted events and presentations at this year's Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas.
NTEA holds The Work Truck Show at Indiana Convention Center for seventh straight year, highlighted by new educational sessions
A list of events happening at the upcoming NTEA Work Truck Show and Convention with schedule and exhibitor list
Applying technology to build trailers
Technology was the emphasis in this year’s CTEA trailer forum. The session featured several speakers who provided updates on some of the most useful digital tools that are being used today.

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