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 1155 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

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The resurgence of reman

Cost conscious fleets have turned to remanufactured parts for years, and lines of customers are getting longer. Very few aftermarket segments have a head of steam like reman parts. Recent movement in Washington may actually have a positive impact on trucking for once, specifically manufacturers of reman components. U.S. Reps. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) have introduced the ...

The real cost of counterfeit truck parts

Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar business, and you can find knockoff truck parts just as easily as phony Gucci bags and flimsy Oakley sunglasses. According to the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Counterfeit Parts Task Force, it's hard to estimate the counterfeiting's exact financial impact to the trucking industry, ...

Registration now open for Dayco basketball bracket contest

Dayco Products announced Monday that registration is now open for its 6th Annual Pick- A-W men’s college basketball contest is now open. Similar to the five previous Pick-A-W contests, registration is free and multiple prizes are up for grabs. Two Grand Prize winners will receive $1,000 Visa gift cards. ...

FleetPride acquires Oregon distributor

FleetPride, Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire the assets of Ott's Friction Supply, Inc. in a deal that is expected to close March 17. The acquisition includes locations in Portland and Eugene, Ore. A new facility in the southern part of the greater Portland area is slated to open in the second quarter ...

Optronics publishes new lighting catalog

Optronics International has released its new 2014 Lighting Product Catalog, featuring 523 new products among the 3,095 total SKUs cataloged. Notable product additions underscore technical and styling advances made since the last catalog release in 2012. There are 166 new, high-style GloLight brand products and the Panelite Millennium Series brand has ...

Maxwell ESM

Maxwell Technologies expands medium-duty product line

Maxwell Technologies expanded its ultracapacitor-based Engine Start Module (ESM) product line, unveiling its Class 3-6 entry at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. to provide the same benefits to Class 3 through 6 medium-duty trucks that it has been offering previously to Class 7 and 8 heavy-duty trucks. Dennis ...

PHOTO REWIND: Work Truck Show 2014 in pictures

The 2014 installment of the annual Work Truck Show was held March 4-7 in Indianapolis, Ind. Below are some of the pictures we grabbed from the action-packed showroom floor.

Westport, Delphi ink agreement for NatGas injectors

Westport Innovations Inc. and Delphi Automotive PLC has partnered to co-develop and manufacture high-pressure natural gas fuel injectors designed for multiple engine OEMs. The first in a family of injectors to be developed will be one of the core components of Westport's recently announced HPDI 2.0 fuel system. Under the ...