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If you are like many fleet managers these days, you may be developing a permanent worry line or two on your brow. That’s because the cost of new commercial truck parts threatens to break the bank, leaving you to pick and choose which of your trucks will get the love. But when you rely on a salvage yard like Active Truck Parts, you’re getting the next best thing to new. Our rebuild team stands ready to inspect and rebuild parts from our salvage yard to keep your fleet on the road or get you back on the road fast. Call today: 877-337-8695.

Thrifty fleet managers rely on salvaged vehicles for commercial truck parts

As a fleet manager, you are likely in the unpopular situation of having to do more with less, and perhaps often having to turn the proverbial water into wine when you need commercial truck parts for your fleet. In your position, however, creativity and ingenuity go hand-in-hand, and you have experience in both. Those in your position must prove themselves and their thriftiness while keeping an entire fleet running. That’s where companies count on experience such as yours. You have spent your career finding the best ways to balance and manage fleets on limited resources. You found ways to stretch and bandage truck parts and pieces until they could stretch no more, and it was a formula that worked. But then came the coronavirus to challenge us like never before with fuel price hikes, increases in material costs, and material shortages. Those challenges, and more, may continue into the future. This article from provides some insights on what might be ahead.

Tough times bring out creativity when solving issues

As a fleet manager, you have your hands tied a bit with the volatility of fuel prices to keep your mind occupied. And America is still recovering from a supply chain disruption from the coronavirus pandemic. When the pandemic hit, all machinery production essentially shut down, leaving long wait times for parts and all other goods across the globe. But in times like those, people get creative. One of the best — and environmentally creative — ways to do that with your commercial truck fleet is to bring new life to proven vehicles that have been discarded for one reason or another. The answer has been sitting on a 40-acre field in Hudson, Colo., where the experienced team at Active Truck Parts has been meticulously inventorying every single leftover truck, saving commercial truck parts from vehicles and trucks of all types that have been discarded for one reason or another for more than 40 years. If you have an old fleet, chances are you will find what you need through our parts inventory. You can look up commercial truck parts and accessories online and you can even request a part if you do not have the time to look yourself.

Salvaged trucks can produce the best-used parts for commercial trucks

When vehicles are put to rest, it is not usually because everything on them no longer works. Conversely, it is usually because of age, perhaps even fleet depreciation schedules, or fender benders that are too expensive to repair. It doesn’t mean that everything on that truck has suffered the same fate. In fact, it’s a literal treasure trove of parts that can help us work around supply chain disruptions, reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the need for more manufacturing, and find a use for something that would otherwise be considered a waste of space.

7 ways to avoid the expense of new commercial truck parts

Here are seven ways fleet mechanics can avoid buying new commercial truck parts and keep costs down when maintaining their fleets:

  • Salvage Yard Sourcing: Often, gently used parts can be sourced at a fraction of the cost of new ones, providing a cost-effective alternative for fleet maintenance needs.
  • Rebuilding Expertise: Many parts that might seem beyond repair can be restored to like-new condition, saving money compared to purchasing brand-new replacements.
  • Customized Solutions: Whether it’s rebuilding a specialized component or modifying existing parts to fit unique fleet requirements, Active Truck Parts’ rebuilding team can offer tailored solutions at competitive prices.
  • Quality Assurance: Salvage yards employ teams of rebuild experts to ensure the parts they inspect and rebuild are reliable, providing peace of mind to fleet mechanics and operators.
  • Timely Availability: Benefit from the salvage yard’s vast inventory and the rebuilding team’s efficient turnaround times. With a wide selection of parts readily available and quick rebuilding services, fleet mechanics can minimize downtime and keep vehicles operational without breaking the bank.
  • Cost-Effective Alternatives: Explore cost-effective alternatives to new parts through salvage yard and rebuilding services. By sourcing used components and refurbishing existing ones, fleet mechanics can save money and still rely on their fleets to last.
  • Long-Term Cost Reduction: Implementing a strategy that integrates salvaged and rebuilt parts into fleet maintenance practices can lead to long-term cost reduction. 

Salvage yards and their staffs help fleet mechanics minimize the need for purchasing new commercial truck parts, thereby reducing maintenance costs and maximizing the value of their fleet operations.

We thank our customers for great reviews

Active Truck Parts is grateful for its long standing client base, forged in the last 40-plus years by our commitment to excellence and customer service, providing quality parts and rebuilds, and our pride in our environmentally-conscious operations. Here are a few words left in five-star reviews by our customers:

“We love all the guys here. Great service. Very knowledgeable. Always takes care of us!” — Nelson Woodbury

“Great service at the desk, all our concerns were answered and the price was right; this will be my store for future needs.” — Delfino Pina

“Awesome people and not out to rip you off. Thanks.” Ryan — Nikolaus Hill

“Had what I was looking for and probably have what you’re looking for too.” — Mike Ramos

Active Truck Parts is conveniently located three miles north of Hudson off of Interstate 76 and east of Platteville off of U.S. 85 in Northern Colorado. We are only 37 minutes from Denver. Situated on 40 acres, we have the region’s largest inventory of used parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks. We sell and recycle used and new medium and heavy-duty truck parts, and we also sell used vehicles and equipment, make general and major repairs, make truck modifications and fabrication, install truck equipment and stock thousands of aftermarket parts. We deal in KW, Pete, Freightliner, Volvo, Ford, GM, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Mack, Sterling, and more! We’ve been getting our customers back on the road for 40 years. Call today: 877-337-8695.