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 1213 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Donaldson acquires Northern Technical LLC

Donaldson Co. says it has reached an agreement to acquire Northern Technical LLC, a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters. Northern Technical, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is the Middle East's largest manufacturer of gas turbine air filter intake systems. The acquisition is expected ...

WABCO wins new brake actuator business

WABCO Holdings Inc. Thursday announced that it has been awarded a new long-term agreement by a major manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Europe. WABCO will supply brake actuator technologies for a new truck platform that will enter into new markets in Southeast Asia. Series production is expected to ...

A look at our top distributor nominees

Truck Parts & Service's thirteenth annual Distributor of the Year will be crowned at the 2015 installment of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas in January. The award program highlights the best of the best in the heavy-duty independent aftermarket, and is presented to a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer ...

Rush Enterprises aftermarket sales booming

Rush Enterprises aftermarket services remained strong and accounted for approximately 62 percent of the company's total gross profits for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter parts, service and body shop revenues increased by 36 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. This contributed to a record ...

U.S.-made parts finding toehold, again

A recent Truck Parts & Service survey showed more than 60 percent of truck parts buyers only buy U.S.-made parts. Among the respondents, 22 percent were more concerned with price and 11 percent gave manufacturing origin no consideration. Nationwide, an article in TIME Magazine focused on how “Made in the USA” ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel adds new coupling division

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group says it has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as a vice president for Fontaine Fifth Wheel since 2007, has been named president of the new operating company. ...

Nominations for MEMA Triangle Award ongoing

MEMA is now accepting nominations for its Triangle Award, the highest honor awarded by Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its affiliate associations, AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA. “For more than 35 years, the Triangle Award has been presented periodically to that person, persons or organization that the membership ...

Piedmont Truck Tires joins Continental retread network

Piedmont Truck Tires has entered into a licensing agreement with Continental Tire the Americas, LLC to join the ContiLifeCycle dealer network. As a ContiLifeCycle dealer, Piedmont Truck Tires will be supplied with flat, pre-cured ContiTread products, which will allow the commercial tire dealer to produce retreads featuring the same ...

Alcoa Wheels rolls out photo sharing campaign

Alcoa Wheels Tuesday rolled out its first social media photo sharing campaign and contest. Alcoa Wheels encourages social media followers and contestants to follow the company on Twitter and now on Instagram; snap eligible photos of their trucks fitted with Alcoa Wheels in interesting environments, on the road or with their owner; and ...

New products from Dorman HD

Dorman HD Solutions released Tuesday several new "formerly dealer only" parts. New listings include EGR coolers, which includes all needed gaskets and hardware for a complete repair. Also, cab clearance lights for model year 1997-2014 Peterbilt trucks, and malfunction switches for model year 2005-2012 Volvo VN and VNL trucks.