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 1229 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

How will GHG Phase II hit the aftermarket?

I’m all for conservation. I live in Alabama, and the county where I live is a one of the top destinations for hunters in the Southeast. This past deer season, I ran into Brett Favre at the Chevron station. On top of that, greenhouse gas emissions trap heat. It’s not like ...

Surplus-Solutions.com upgrades website

Surplus-Solutions.com, an online marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of surplus parts, has launched a new version of its website on the Word ...

EPA Phase 2 could spell trouble for glider kit industry

H.R. 2822 – an that amendment would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency, for one year, from using funds to include the regulation of glider kits in the EPA's controversial "Phase II" fuel economy/greenhouse gas proposed rule – is unlikely to pass, a casualty of debate over the Confederate flag. The ...

Area Diesel Service honored by BorgWarner

Area Diesel Service, Inc. has been named a BorgWarner Franchise Distributor for turbocharger products in the North American aftermarket. While BorgWarner created and presented the plaque this year, it actually commemorates Area Diesel for earning the Franchise Distributor designation in 2011, when the company was selected as one of ...

Are you ready for PC-11?

A new heavy-duty diesel engine oil standard is scheduled to be unleashed on the trucking industry at the end of next year. For as long as there have been automobiles there have been lubricants for them, but the game is starting to change like never before. CJ-4, today’s heavy-duty diesel engine ...

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 as well. After removing the wheel and brake drums, disconnect the slack adjuster from the chamber clevis by removing the clevis pin. Remove the ...

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 ...