Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon is the Equipment Editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.

Technician recruitment has an image problem

April 6, 2016

Depending on which source you use, the trucking industry needs between fifty-something thousand and one hundred something thousand more trained technicians by 2020 to meet anticipated demands. Exact numbers aren’t all that important. It’s like trying to figure out the minimum requirement of oxygen you need to get through a day. It doesn’t really matter until you don’t have enough. And there aren’t enough. Finding the right fit ...

Auto Care Association seeks to streamline heavy-duty truck product information and sales processes standards

April 5, 2016

The Auto Care Association has partnered with Pricedex Software, Inc., in its effort to streamline heavy-duty truck product information and sales processes standards. The partnership will conduct a comprehensive research project to define the heavy-duty parts data process by leveraging their expertise in product data management and cataloging. In conjunction with its Heavy Duty Distribution Association segment community and parts manufacturer subject matter experts, the Auto Care Association ...

Pirelli planning to enter North American commercial market

April 1, 2016

Pirelli announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show on Thursday its plan to enter the commercial truck tire market in the U.S. and Canada. Pirelli says its pilot phase, which is currently underway, aims at establishing a strategy for local product development, distribution and sales. More than 40 fleets are participating in the testing and development of Pirelli commercial truck tires for several North American applications. “Pirelli’s strategy ...

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