November 03

Global Parts Shortage Press Release

Effects of manufacturing and supply strains have been making their way into the heavy-duty truck parts and service suppliers’ market, increasing wait times for repairs and maintenance work. Part of the global parts shortage problem stems from the more intense months of the pandemic, particularly in mid-to-late 2020. Outbreaks of coronavirus and preventative measures to help stem the disease caused shutdowns and suspensions in manufacturing plants of all kinds. As demand remained steady or even spiked for certain items, it meant slowdowns in availability of product.

Then there’s the global semiconductor shortage. This also has roots in the COVID-19 pandemic, which helped boost demand for smartphones, laptops and other connectivity devices. Meanwhile, production had slowed or shut down for vehicles, from Class 1 passenger cars to Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

From Cummins & Paccar

Recently, major engine manufacturers Cummins and Paccar came out with some information about global parts shortage and DEF sensors being in limited supply. We have the PDF versions of those announcements and would like to provide it to you. We want to make sure you are aware of what it means to you as an owner-operator or fleet owner. If you have any questions, give us a call at (877) 440-6543 or send us an email at

Cummins Press Release

Paccar Press Release