Jason Cannon

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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 1122 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Yokohama will debut new OTR tire next month

Yokohama Tire Corporation says it will unveil two new off-the-road (OTR) radial tires – RL45 and RL51 – at the ConExpo trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 4-8. “The new RL45 and RL51 spotlight our latest technology in OTR radial tire tread design,” says Tim Easter, Yokohama director, OTR ...

Centric Parts releases new MD brake catalog

Centric Parts has released its 2014 Medium Duty Brake Systems Catalog (CMD2014), along with the supplemental Centric Parts 2014 Medium Duty ...

Minimizer sponsoring industry GenNext program

Minimizer will sponsor a support and mentor program for next generation trucking industry leaders. Steve Hansen, Minimizer National Accounts Manager, will head the organization in which veteran industry professionals cultivate talent and leadership amongst younger industry managers, the so-called next generation. “Minimizer is proud to sponsor this new catalyst for young industry ...

Miss HDAW’14? Check out this rewind from Vegas

If you flew out of Las Vegas and away from Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) without at least one nugget of new knowledge, you spent way too much time on the gaming floor. Record numbers flooded the showroom and packed educational sessions in and around the Terry Fator Theatre ...

Paccar aftermarket parts business sets revenue record

Paccar says its aftermarket parts business achieved record annual revenues in 2013. Bob Christensen, chief financial officer and Paccar executive vice president, says the ongoing growth in aftermarket part sales has been driven by the company's investment in distribution, technology and products, including the growth of Paccar Parts' global ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Dyno-mite

A dyno is a sophisticated piece of equipment. So, when "Jim-Bob" sets one up at the county fair, don't put your Shelby GT 500 on it.

The Timken Company announced Wednesday plans to expand its portfolio of Timken tapered roller bearing sets, hub units and seals for medium-duty vehicles. The new products are now available to distributors serving the commercial-vehicle industry. “We and our distributors see strong demand from the medium-duty vehicle market sector,” says Tom ...

Photo Rewind: HDAW Day 2

Gabriel thriving under changed distribution platform

It's been just more than a year since Gabriel struck out on its own, severing ties with a distribution network that funneled through a long-standing single-source distribution relationship. Since that time, Gabriel has added 44 new truck, trailer and bus SKUs and 116 new competitive interchanges to its coverage. All are listed in ...

New portable oil monitor from Racor

Racor has released a new portable oil monitor. Oilcheck oil monitor measures the effect of all the contaminants and the electro chemicals that occur in synthetic and petroleum based oils by detecting and measuring the oil’s dielectric constant, the company says. By comparing the measurements obtained from used and unused ...