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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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 ...

GALLERY: ReMaTec closes first U.S. show

ReMaTecUSA, the largest remanufacturing trade show in North America, kicked off Saturday at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The show featured a 40,000-plus squre feet show floor with more than 100 exhibitors. BigR/ReMaTecUSA, the successor to APRA’s former Big R show, was deemed a success by exhibitors ...

Building a web presence on a budget

The Internet is a vast place and if your business isn't on there, you're leaving a lot of money on the table. Chris Walters, with Lester Catalog Company, led an "Internet marketing 101" session at ReMaTecUSA at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this week, and said ...

Solving the problem of sales

Rick Farrell, Tangent Knowledge Systems, says most sales organizations are very good at a game that is no longer being played; or at best a games whose rules have changed. Farrell, speaking at ReMaTecUSA Sunday at the Rio Hotel and Casino, says businesses have perfected the ability to consistently ...

SRC named Remanufacturer of the Year

Jack Stack, founder, president and CEO of Springfield, Missouri-based SRC Holding was named the Remanufacturer of the Year Award for 2014 at the opening reception of ReMaTecUSA, which is being held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. "In SRC, Jack Stack has built a world-class company that has ...

How to get the fire marshal to bless your natural gas conversion

Stepping out and embracing new technologies can be a lonely venture, especially if you’re one of a very small group of people who understand what you’re trying to accomplish. Shop owners looking to expand into natural gas service have found this out on more than one occasion. Many local ...

Tech demand outpacing schools’ ability to supply them

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 a family thing; always working on stuff and fixing things.” After a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine ...