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Parts Shortage

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by Truck Shop, Jul 15, 2021.

  1. Truck Shop

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    Today I bought up the last Wabco brake pads available in the NW and else where. Zero in any DC's out here.
    Only a few on the east coast. Air filters {Power Core} I bought the last five available, 1100 filters in De Moines which
    are being allocated to the huge outfits. With all the freight added to the parts orders cost of operating is getting
    steep real fast. Plus the price sky rocketing on parts period. Everyday I spend X amount of time on the phone
    sourcing parts. If I find it I buy everyone I can get, And every parts department call it's the same story {zero}.
     
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    Sounds like why no one could buy toilet paper a year ago....
     
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    I was in the plumbing supply house yesterday getting some PVC parts and caught the tail-end of a conversation. Their DC has 150,000 PEX-A 1/2" elbows on indefinite backorder.
     
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  4. Truck Shop

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    Slightly different from that-because trucks don't move you have no toilet paper. We have 63 tractors I only have enough brake pads for three
    tractors. That's hardly hoarding in my book. Plus every outfit is in the same boat.

    I told dispatch today that every driver needs to be on notice to operate the engine brake constantly to conserve on the brakes. Drop speed
    back on any grades by dropping down another gear from normal gear. Engine brake on in heavy traffic. Once brakes are shot it's parked if
    I have no replacement pads.
     
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    Is the reason "made in china"?
     
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    Jesus Christ. Now I have to start hoarding backhoe parts because they are going to be like paper towels at Walmart?

    Is someone going to start a web page, the People of The John Deere Dealers with examples of plumbers crack, 400 pound women wearing thongs, and guys with tramp stamps?
     
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  7. Pixie

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    It's not as important as truck parts but I can only buy a strut unit for one side of my RAV4. I've been waiting for the other side for 3 months and as of the latest update, have 2 months to go.
     
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  8. Truck Shop

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    I guess this is what I can expect for posting this.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Parts are being directed towards new truck manufacture to keep up production. That's part of it. But as any other reasons 90% are nothing
    but speculation. No one is setting on a 12 month supply of parts-shops can't afford to inventory that much.
     
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    I can't speak for any other industry, but we are facing similar issues with parts. So far everything has come in and before we were told it will. I am wondering if we are being told about backorders and long wait times so that it's not a surprise when it does happen.
     
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    The owner bought a new GMC High Plains Drifter or big nose jimmy fully loaded this last spring. He traded in a high dollar Ford Rapper that had
    48,000 miles on it and just came from the dealer after having the transmission replaced. Over the 4th he was driving along in Idaho and the High Plains
    Drifter started knocking. He took it to the dealer he bought from, seems {or he was told part of spark plug failed} Warranty- Engine will arrive on
    no earlier than August 17th. The irony is they gave him his old Ford Rapper as loaner.
     
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    My truck parts house doesnt have a simple 1710 and 1760 u joint this week usually they have pallets three different brands places are getting short on a lot of different parts
     
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  12. Truck Shop

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    It took me 7 weeks to get air filters for our Carrier units.
     
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    It’s those dam parts guys!
     
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    Well in these cases we will have to cut'em some slack.:rolleyes:
     
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    I guess it was a good ideal that i bought spare pads and put them on the shelve. I saw this happening just after the virus started up. This will take several years to get back to the way things were if ever.
     
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    I have seen the same thing with tires the owner of the tire shop told me it is costing about 9 grand to get a container from asia and that's also 5 months minimum they were paying about 2500 a container a year ago seems it's a bidding war for container space on ships seems since the world shut down for 2 to 3 months last year it has caused a massive pile up on docks in asia so everyone has burned thru the little bit of inventory that was on the shelf but since no one carries more than what they move in a month that's really not a lot of inventory

    The supply chain will never be the same again the end user or fleet shop will have to become there own parts warehouse and that takes years to do without unseen financial burden
     
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    We're lacking filters, and other maintenance items. Bucket teeth are near impossible to get as well.
     
  18. Truck Shop

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    Filter company's in some cases are saying 3 to 4 month on some filters.
     
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    Lets open a filter cleaning business!:)
     
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    I have a customer that uses a filter cleaning business. I have already diagnosed several dusted engines. As far as I know the customer hasn't learned his lesson. Apparently by his math he is saving more money on cleaned filters and replacing engines than buying new filters. :rolleyes:
     
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