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 1161 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Alliance expands reman brake shoe, kit line

Alliance Truck Parts has expanded its remanufactured brake shoe and kit product line to include new EG brake lining options ...

Bendix brake-school surpasses 16k users

In just less than 12 months, brake-school.com, the on-line training site from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, has served more than 16,000 registered users. Bendix opened access to its knowledge database and technical resources in March 2013, and brake-school.com covers all aspects of electronics and air brake maintenance, including courses ...

Nelson Global Products adding fifth international location

Nelson Global Products announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. plans to expand into Mexico with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Monterrey, Mexico (city of Garcia, state of Nuevo Leon). Full production is set to begin in 45 days, as Nelson will serve the ...

Horton’s fan retrofit packages

Horton’s Modulator Fully Variable Retrofit Packages are designed to deliver optimized engine cooling and replace on/off fan drives for select heavy-duty line-haul and severe-duty vocational trucks where pneumatically actuated fan clutches over-cycle or do not provide optimum performance. The retrofit packages maximize engine power to the vehicle drive ...

Alliant Power releases 2014 Application Guide

Alliant Power has released its 2014 Application Guide, a reference tool to aid fleet and shop personnel. The 102 page guide covers a wide range of diesel engine components for Ford, GM, Dodge, Navistar & Sprinter. Highlights from the new Application Guide include 11 new part numbers. Each new part number will ...

Love’s Travel Stops adding to tire selection, will double service facilities

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) has recently added Goodyear and Continental tires to its commercial truck line. Love’s also offers Bridgestone, Firestone, Aeolus, Michelin, Michelin Retreat Technologies, BF Goodrich and Yokohama. The company also expect the number of locations offering light mechanical services to more than double this year. Of the ...

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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 ...

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. ...