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  • United Truck Parts
    United Truck Parts in Gooding, Idaho has been a part of the TPI family since August of 2017.  It was started by Scott Burnett and Curtis Merrill in order to provide the local community with another option for heavy-duty truck…
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  • Crediting Back Core Charges on TPI
    by Martin Mercer-Deadman, Customer Care Guru Charging for Cores is a standard procedure in salvage yards, and TPI's invoicing system is set up for it. What do you do, however, when a customer returns a core? How do you credit…
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  • One Stop Truck and Parts: We’re Glad You’re Here
    Miami, Florida is one busy place. With a steadily increasing population and a solid reputation as an international business center, the city is constantly in motion. As a trading hub, Miami is crucial for its proximity to Latin America and…
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  • Shipping Guide for Online Sales
    By Scott Tetz, Owner of TruckPartSolutions.com There's a big shift in the way people look for parts. You used to be able to put a small ad in the Yellow Pages and the phone would ring. I recently had a…
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  • What Exactly Are Cores and Why Is There a Charge For Them?
    When automotive parts are manufactured, there are components that can later be recycled even when the rest of the part no longer works. These recyclable parts are called the "core" and suppliers will generally include a deposit on them when…
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  • Artificial Intelligence and Its Place in our World
    In May of 2016, the then-startup Otto had a self-driving semi-truck travel 120 miles on a Colorado freeway to deliver 2 000 cases of beer. Uber bought Otto in August of that year, and, together with Volvo, has been working…
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  • 5 School Bus Facts
    Did you know that:  It was in 1886 that a man named Wayne Works started to produce horse-drawn carriages called "school hacks"?   In 1914, when the automotive industry began to boom, Works saw an opportunity and motorized his carriages,…
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  • Straight-up Advice on Getting Organized
    No matter what kind of business you run, there are two elements that are key to any success, and yet often times these two things are the most overlooked and undervalued.  We're talking about organization and communication, and they shouldn't…
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  • TPI and incremental change
    In our last blog post, we talked about how maintaining small, positive changes over a period of time can bring about solid returns.  The idea of achieving a goal doesn't seem overwhelming when we look at it this way, and…
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  • Five August Fun Facts
    Ah yes, August.  That month when the weather is just a bit warmer, the days are still a bit longer, and you don't really feel like doing much (so, naturally, you don't :)).  It's a month for travelling, hanging out,…
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