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 1231 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

How would you categorize the state of your business 10 months into 2014?

Karmak sets goals to expand Fusion platform

The books haven't yet closed on 2014 but Karmak, a provider of business management solutions for the commercial transportation industry, is already looking forward to 2015. At the company's annual Leadership & Technology conference, held this week in St. Louis, Adam Madsen, director of product management, says the company is already ...

TMC tech discussion looks at tire wear

Eighty percent of all tire related issues stem from air pressure Windel Brumfield, national account manager for Tire Centers, Inc., ...

Lean operations bring customers value

Lean operations solve problems that deliver value to their customers according to Rajan Kamath, president of Artesiaa Consulting. Kamath - leading a discussion at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations Fall Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Tuesday titled "Lean Principals: The Application of Structured Problem Solving ...

TMC task force seeks RP to calculate ROI on aero devices

Television has told us you can save 15 percent on your car insurance in 15 minutes. Fritz Marinko, vice president of special accounts for ATDynamics, says you can calculate the return on investment (ROI) on the aerodynamic devices in your fleet even faster. Marinko, speaking at the Technology & Maintenance ...

Update to TMC RP looks at driver’s impact on fuel economy

A Recommended Practice (RP) update under consideration by the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations is looking at the driver's impact on fuel economy. Task force chairman Gary Strausbaugh, vice president of transportation at Mennel Milling Co., shared comments at the TMC Fall meeting Monday morning ...

Predicting the changing truck market

The trucking landscape is changing. I know what you’re thinking; “Again?!” Change is constant, but in an industry like trucking — one that is regulated in practically every capacity — change is inevitable. In 2013, 2.7 million medium- and heavy-duty trucks were sold globally. By 2022, that number is expected to ...

ConMet names new aftermarket sales director

Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has named Matt Wasem its director of aftermarket sales, responsible for increasing sales, improving the capabilities of ConMet's distribution network and driving improved customer satisfaction and performance. Wasem has more than 30 years experience in the commercial vehicle industry, with leadership roles in both sales and marketing and operations, ...

Chevron launches new Delo severe duty SAE oil

Chevron announced Wednesday a new category of engine oil for severe duty, start-and-stop applications. A nationwide rollout is planned for today. Chevron says Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 is an API CJ-4 heavy duty engine oil specifically formulated for severe duty in on and off highway applications including 2010 ...

GALLERY: Western Star launches new truck

Western Star introduced its new, aerodynamic 5700XE highway tractor at a press launch in Las Vegas Thursday. The new truck features a highly sculpted, sleek design that retains the bold styling and robust stance of years past while delivering fuel economy numbers that place the truck firmly in the ...