Articles by Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon is the Equipment Editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.

Jason Cannon has posted 1258 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

New Bandag trailer retread available

Bridgestone Commercial has a new trailer retread tire designed for small to medium truckload, less-than-truckload (LTL) and pick-up and delivery (P&D) fleets. Ben ...

The standardization of service excellence, and fighting fire with fire

The heavy duty aftermarket might have scored a victory in August with Right To Repair, but OEMs still have plenty of haymakers left to throw. Whether its Freightliner’s Elite Support, or newer programs like Kenworth’s PremierCare Gold or Mack’s Certified Uptime Centers, dealers are prepared to go to war ...

North American Class 4-8 select OE wheel-end components market shrinking

Increasing penetration of air disc brakes (ADBs) in class 8 trucks has helped cause a dip in the North American class 4–8 select original equipment (OE) wheel-end component market. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan suggests profit margins of tier I suppliers will taper further with the entry of low-cost ...

MEMA mounts push against counterfeit parts

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has endorsed a letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in an effort to stem the tide of counterfeit motor vehicle parts flooding the Internet. The organization is asking the agency to list sites known to traffic in ...

Aftertreatment poses huge opportunity for aftermarket

The emissions control and aftertreatment components and services segment is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing branch of the North American Class 6 to 8 truck aftermarket over the next six years, as up to 2 million trucks are expected to enter the aftermarket in search of these ...

New parts from Dorman HD

Dorman HD Solutions says it has released several new "formerly dealer only" parts to the aftermarket. Click through the gallery to see more details.

Taking advantages of opportunities

I cut my writer’s teeth in the newspaper business. Early on in my career, Alabama’s attorney general made a major push on municipal government to eliminate meetings not open to the public. Generally, a body charged with governing the public is prohibited from meeting “secretly.” There are a few ...

Bosch intros new urea filter

At SEMA this week, Bosch introduced a urea filter for the Bosch 2.2 DENOX System in medium and heavy duty trucks with Cummins and Hino engines. The filter, Bosch says, is specifically designed for and supplied to Cummins and Hino to help the trucks equipped with engines manufactured on or after ...

J.W. Speaker upgrades aftermarket LED headlights

J.W. Speaker Corporation, at Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas this week, unviled a re-engineered 5" x 7" LED headlight. Popular in the heavy-duty trucking market, the company says its Model 8900 Evolution is a simple drop-in replacement for 5" x 7" headlights. The new design boasts a 30 ...

Westport, Alliant form distribution partnership

Westport Innovations Inc. aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power, a partnership the companies say a single source for natural gas aftermarket service and maintenance parts. Initially focusing on Class 1-5 vehicles, Westport Parts + Service offers a constantly growing parts catalogue, kits and ...