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.

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GALLERY: Rush Tech Rodeo and Expo Day 2

Tuesday was the finals of Rush Enterprises's ninth annual Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio. More than 900 participants completed 2,000 tests to compete for a spot at the onsite event, with 150 semi-finalists making it to onsite competition at the Grand Hyatt. Above is a gallery of some of ...

Rush Enterprises opens 11th parts call center

Rush Enterprises, Inc. has opened its 11th RushCare Rapid Parts Call Center. Each call center provides support to regional customers who call ...

GALLERY: Rush Truck Center Rodeo & Expo

Rush Enterprises, Inc. is holding its ninth annual Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio this week. More than 900 participants completed 2,000 tests to compete for a spot at the onsite event, with 150 semi-finalists making it to onsite competition at the Grand Hyatt. This year, the company added a ...

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Navistar launches new, more efficient truck

Navistar unveiled Friday its ProStar ES, a truck the company bills as “the best fuel efficiency package in the industry.” Navistar says its ProStar ES (short for efficiency specification), offers industry-leading aerodynamics, a drivetrain with advanced downspeeding and the most efficient rear axles in the industry. In addition, it boasts ...

SEMA’s Top 40 for working trucks

In the heavy duty aftermarket, a pickup isn't just a pickup. It's a tool. And rarely does a tool roll off the assembly line that suits your business. It likely need to be up-fit and customized to handle all you plan to throw at it. Every year for the past ...

Mitsubishi Electric hires new account managers

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America (MEAA) said Thursday they company has added two national account managers for its heavy-duty truck business. Scott Balgenorth will be responsible for Daimler Trucks North America (Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit Diesel, and Thomas Built Busses), and Motor Coach Industries (MCI).  Balgenorth is also heading up ...

Management Trek: The Next Generation

For the first time in history, four different generations of employees are working side-by-side in the workplace, and a record-topping fifth generation is on its way.  Gail Wilkinson, human resources director for Karmak, noted at the company's annual Leadership & Technology conference in St. Louis last month that we're ...

Bendix extends outreach to local elementary school

Volunteers from Bendix, along with one of the Bendix trucks, recently visited Prospect Elementary School in Elyria, Ohio to work with Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland and help inspire and prepare students for future success. Bendix has been working with JA of Greater Cleveland and Elyria City Schools since ...

Fontaine says it will bring twin-steer suspension to U.S.

Fontaine Modification Vocational Services says it has partnered with Canadian-based Simard Suspensions to install and distribute Simard’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico. Fontaine is the first post-production installer to complete a long-term working relationship with Simard, offering their tandem steering suspensions that can ...