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 1080 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Technician shortage a large and growing problem

This is the first of a two-part series on the diesel technician shortage. The second installment will publish later this week. Growing up, there was little doubt Jeremy Dones would join the military. What might come after was anybody’s guess.“I always liked trucks,” he says. “It was kind of ...

Boyles Motors survives business changes, turns 65

Boyles Motors is one of the last great holdouts; a 65 year-old family owned and operated truck parts and service ...

Dorman rolling out ‘Dorman University’ training platform

Dorman Products has launched its new training platform, Dorman University, which the company says provides Web-based access to product training related to Dorman’s categories and product offerings for all channels of the aftermarket. After visiting www.DormanUniversity.com and enrolling in the free program, students can begin select from a wide variety of available course ...

STEMCO makes leadership appointments

STEMCO president  Jon Cox has been appointed chief innovation officer of EnPro Industries effective April 1, the company announced Wednesday. Cox will maintain his responsibilities leading STEMCO as group president, but will also be responsible for driving innovation across all EnPro operations, the company says. Todd Anderson will replace Jon Cox ...

MATS photo rewind

Did you miss the Mid-America Trucking Show last week? Here are a few shots from around the Kentucky Exhibition Center.

Mitsubishi Electric unveils new 200 amp alternator

Less than 24 months after entering the heavy-duty alternator business, Mitsubishi Electric unveiled a new 200 amp heavy-duty alternator at the Mid-America trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Friday. The Diamond Power A200 (DP A200) – a brushless, pad-mount alternator for heavy-duty trucks – features five new patents. "This is some ...

New steer tire from Toyo

Toyo Tire USA unveiled its new low rolling resistance steer radial tire designed for use in long haul applications at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Thursday. The M177 is a premium EPA SmartWay verified tire created using e-balance technology and its optimized casing profile is designed to minimize irregular ...

Alliance expands reman brake shoe, kit line

Alliance Truck Parts has expanded its remanufactured brake shoe and kit product line to include new EG brake lining options rated for use on tandem axle tractor trailers up to 20,000 pounds. Alliance says when paired with Alliance brake drum ABP N42A1657VB, the new brake linings and existing Alliance ...

Bendix brake-school surpasses 16k users

In just less than 12 months, brake-school.com, the on-line training site from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, has served more than 16,000 registered users. Bendix opened access to its knowledge database and technical resources in March 2013, and brake-school.com covers all aspects of electronics and air brake maintenance, including courses ...

Nelson Global Products adding fifth international location

Nelson Global Products announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. plans to expand into Mexico with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Monterrey, Mexico (city of Garcia, state of Nuevo Leon). Full production is set to begin in 45 days, as Nelson will serve the ...