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 1224 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Minimizer live streaming ChampTruck Charlotte race

ChampTruck fans will have a chance to see semi trucks race around one of the country's most famous tracks, and won't even have to be there in person to watch it. Minimizer says it will live stream the Meritor ChampTruck World Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway July 3-4. Fans can log ...

‘Braking’ news: Devil is in the details

S-cam drum brakes – the most common air foundation brakes on the road – are a familiar sight to every wheel-end technician in the North American trucking industry. As part of its Bendix Tech Tips series, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC offers preventive maintenance guidelines for S-cam foundation brakes ...

Brake Jobs: More Than Friction

Check the lining wear: If it’s time to do a brake job and replace the friction, it’s time to check the cam bushings and shims ...

Greasing and Seals

When greasing brakes, it’s important to grease the brake to capacity. Putting in less grease than is needed to fill all interior gaps can lead to condensation forming inside the brake components, which may cause rust and corrosion. Seals inside the cam tube are engineered to let excess ...

Free Play and Brake Stroke

Tools are available for measuring a brake’s free play and stroke, as well as the do-it-yourself method of cutting a short segment of tape measure and attaching a magnet to one end. Place the tape measure against the face of the brake chamber and position it to measure ...

Customer inquiries and expectations

Customer inquiries drive most trade show conversations, so identifying what prospective trade show attendees will want to see and discuss is an absolute necessity for vendors. Baker says the myriad of questions he’s received from customers at trade shows is staggering. Just as one company may provide different messages ...

Detroit Radiator Corporation takes ‘party’ on the road

Detroit Radiator Corporation launched "Party with DR·COOL!" events for select business-to-business customers this month. DR·COOL is Detroit Radiator Corporation’s award-winning, 18-wheeler truck and trailer/mobile marketing unit. It travels the country to approximately 15 industry tradeshows each year, showcasing products, awards, sponsorship memorabilia and company history. “We wanted to create a ...

GALLERY: Meet the Mack Masters champions

Clarence Oosterhoff, Dan Orser, Matthew Giesbrecht and Tyler Kronebusch, from Prince George, British Columbia-based Babine Truck & Equipment, were named the inaugural 2015 Mack Masters champions this week at Mack's Customer Care Center in Allentown, Pa. The award capped nearly six months of competition which saw the Babine group ...

WW Friedline celebrates 50 years

Somerset, Pa.-based WW Friedline, Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The business now rests in the hands of second generation president Mark Friedline, the son of the company's founder, Wayne W. Friedline. "I was the youngest of a family of four," he says. "I just love trucks and the good people ...

New aftermarket products from Dorman HD

Dorman HD Solutions has released several new "Formerly Dealer Only Parts" to the aftermarket. Click through the gallery above for more on the products and their descriptions.