Manager of Your Small Repair Shop

Whether your small, heavy duty truck and trailer repair shop services your small fleet, outside customers, or both you need a service manager that can juggle. He or she must learn on the job to juggle repair schedules, technician assignments, preventive maintenance requirements, repair orders, inventory, and various other shop functions to continuously feed the...

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Cover Your Assets

Please Note: This post is not to be taken as legal advice. It is common sense strategies for you to consider in order to protect your shop assets and livelihood. Not every customer who brings their truck in for repairs is going to accept your diagnosis or inspection report that certain repairs are needed. Who...

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Small Shop Reputation

  A small repair shop’s reputation can mean the difference between success and failure. A small shop must cultivate and polish its reputation for quick accurate service and repairs. But a poor reputation can put your business in jeopardy of failing. We like to classify the small shop reputations as either: Poor Mediocre Stellar No...

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Visiting Small Shop Profit

Profit is the lifeblood of any truck repair shop, even more so in many small, struggling shops. Profit is the difference between success and failure. Today we explore ideas for increasing shop profit, some of which include reducing costs, and then spending to beef up profit.     Overhead Expenses Overhead is any expense not...

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