Jason Cannon

Articles by Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon serves as the Online Managing Editor for Truck Parts and Service and its sister site, Successful Dealer. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.

Jason Cannon has posted 1137 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Predicting the changing truck market

The trucking landscape is changing. I know what you’re thinking; “Again?!” Change is constant, but in an industry like trucking — one that is regulated in practically every capacity — change is inevitable. In 2013, 2.7 million medium- and heavy-duty trucks were sold globally. By 2022, that number is expected to ...

ConMet names new aftermarket sales director

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has named Matt Wasem its director of aftermarket sales, responsible for increasing sales, improving the capabilities of ConMet's distribution network ...

Chevron launches new Delo severe duty SAE oil

Chevron announced Wednesday a new category of engine oil for severe duty, start-and-stop applications. A nationwide rollout is planned for ...

GALLERY: Western Star launches new truck

Western Star introduced its new, aerodynamic 5700XE highway tractor at a press launch in Las Vegas Thursday. The new truck features a highly sculpted, sleek design that retains the bold styling and robust stance of years past while delivering fuel economy numbers that place the truck firmly in the ...

Federal-Mogul buying TRW engine valve business

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation Wednesday announced that its Powertrain division has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire TRW's engine valve business. The transaction is subject to regulatory and other approvals, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. "The TRW acquisition is a sign of our ...

BBB Industries publishes new e-catalog for Wilson electrical line

BBB Industries, LLC has launched a new e-catalog for Wilson Auto Electric rotating electrical products. Selecting Parts Efficiently, Effectively and Digitally (SPEED) provides users access to Wilson’s heavy duty rotating electrical coverage via computers, tablets, smart phones and other mobile devices. “We developed this new and improved electronic catalog to ...

Dorman releases new parts to the aftermarket

Dorman HD Solutions has introduced several new "formerly dealer only parts" to the aftermarket. New products include side steps for 1966-1973, 1987 and 1990-2014 International trucks (32.75" long by 8" wide) and steps for 2005-2011 Mack trucks (62" long x 5" wide); Dip stick for 1995-2005 Mack RD, 2003-2012 ...

Alliance Truck Parts offering new RSD brake drum

Alliance Truck Parts expanded its brake line to include a new Alliance 16.5” x 5” Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) steer axle brake drum for vehicles up to and including 14,700lb gross axle weight rating. The new Alliance RSD drums are cast and machined in the U.S. for a durable ...

Getting crushed in the ripple effect

Have you ever seen the beginning of a tidal wave? Not the front-facing part; the part that levels everything in its path. The beginning. The genesis. It’s barely more than a ripple. That ripple builds momentum over time and eventually becomes one of nature’s most powerful forces. The trucking industry is ...

Stertil-Koni making adjustable forks standard on ST 1085

Stertil-Koni said Wednesday that adjustable forks now come standard on the recently introduced ST 1085 Mobile Column Lifts, in both standard and wide fork models. Previously, fixed forks were standard and adjustable was an option. The ST 1085 features a lifting capacity of 18,500 lbs. per column. It also features the Multi ...