MacKay & Company


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MacKay & Company is a specialized management consulting and market research firm. With headquarters in suburban Chicago, the company’s focus since 1968 has been, and continues to be, commercial on-highway vehicles, construction equipment, farm field machinery and related components such as engines and transmissions. The scope of the practice includes analyses of original equipment and aftermarket potential, strategic options, distribution policies, product introductions, quality management, acquisitions and a range of related subjects.


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HDMA Pulse Webinar to examine supply chain issues

Fleet Maintenance magazine’s regular economic columnist, Robert Dieli, will provide an economic overview with the ongoing supply chain disruptions.
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Employees & Training

HDMA and MacKay & Company to host webinar

The ‘Pulse’ webinar will cover the current state of the commercial vehicle industry.
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Employees & Training

HDMA, MacKay & Company to present webinar on coronavirus impact on commercial vehicle industry

The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, from 1 PM – 2 PM and is free to all HDMA and MEMA members, as well as MacKay & Company clients.
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Hillary Scofield, account manager, MacKay & Company
Industry News

Scofield joins MacKay & Co. as Account Manager

Dec. 3, 2019
Scofield will handle both client development and client relations.

Articles & News

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Pandemic still holding back economy in 2022

May 16, 2022
How the pandemic has changed the economy is cause for both optimism and concern.
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The general expectation is for TEA to continue to expand through the rest of 2021.
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Economic recovery update

June 15, 2021
The current state of truckable economic activity trends in relation to COVID-19.
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Points to ponder as you prepare for the recovery

Feb. 11, 2021
Five areas of economic activity to watch for signs of improvement.
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Signs of economic recovery

Oct. 12, 2020
Fuel price fluctuations can be a good indicator of the condition of the economy.
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Industry News

Fleet discussion revisits HDD panel to provide insight on business during the pandemic

June 25, 2020
The webinar discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on three different fleets and their business operations.
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Dealing with a natural disaster

April 7, 2020
The recent COVID-19 outbreak makes it nearly impossible to predict the pandemic’s aftermath on the U.S. economy.

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VSP News: Kolman's Korner, Episode 50 - Buying parts in the heavy duty aftermarket

March 17, 2014
John Blodgett of MacKay & Co. shares his insights about the process fleets use to buy parts in the heavy duty aftermarket.

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It is not until we know what we got right, why we got it right, and when we got it right that we know enough to make a complete assessment of the accuracy of our forecast for our 2020 plan.
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Oct. 7, 2019
The importance of “what,” “why,” and “when” as it relates to more successful forecasting projections.
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Shop Management

Times change: economic factors to consider in the coming year

April 5, 2019
Considerations contributing to a successful or challenging 2019 for the commercial vehicle industry.
Robert Dieli; Economist, MacKay & Company and President, RDLB, Inc.
Industry News

What to look for in the New Year: turmoil or tranquility?

Feb. 5, 2019
A review of economic indicators that may have an impact on the commercial vehicle industry for 2019.
John Blodgett, Vice President of MacKay & Company
Chassis, Body & Cab

MacKay & Co. to lead seminar on understanding commercial vehicle market opportunities at GAAS 2014

April 28, 2014
The seminar will include an overview of two areas of interest to the automotive aftermarket segment, and expansion possibilities for distributors and suppliers.
Steve Crowley of Vipar Heavy Duty said expectation of quality, durability, reliability and specific or vocational performance are among the reasons purchasers in the heavy duty aftermarket select a particular brand.
Chassis, Body & Cab

Why choose a brand of component?

Feb. 6, 2014
The impact of age on choice of component brand.