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

Greasing and Seals

When greasing brakes, it’s important to grease the brake to capacity. Putting in less grease than is needed to fill all interior gaps can lead to condensation forming inside the brake components, which may cause rust and corrosion. Seals inside the cam tube are engineered to let excess grease out of the area, meaning ...

Free Play and Brake Stroke

Tools are available for measuring a brake’s free play and stroke, as well as the do-it-yourself method of cutting a short segment of tape measure and attaching a magnet to one end. Place the tape measure against the face of the brake chamber and position it to measure the travel of the pushrod at ...

Customer inquiries and expectations

Customer inquiries drive most trade show conversations, so identifying what prospective trade show attendees will want to see and discuss is an absolute necessity for ...

Detroit Radiator Corporation takes ‘party’ on the road

Detroit Radiator Corporation launched "Party with DR·COOL!" events for select business-to-business customers this month. DR·COOL is Detroit Radiator Corporation’s award-winning, 18-wheeler truck and trailer/mobile marketing unit. It travels the country to approximately 15 industry tradeshows each year, showcasing products, awards, sponsorship memorabilia and company history. “We wanted to create a ...

GALLERY: Meet the Mack Masters champions

Clarence Oosterhoff, Dan Orser, Matthew Giesbrecht and Tyler Kronebusch, from Prince George, British Columbia-based Babine Truck & Equipment, were named the inaugural 2015 Mack Masters champions this week at Mack's Customer Care Center in Allentown, Pa. The award capped nearly six months of competition which saw the Babine group ...

WW Friedline celebrates 50 years

Somerset, Pa.-based WW Friedline, Inc. recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The business now rests in the hands of second generation president Mark Friedline, the son of the company's founder, Wayne W. Friedline. "I was the youngest of a family of four," he says. "I just love trucks and the good people ...

New aftermarket products from Dorman HD

Dorman HD Solutions has released several new "Formerly Dealer Only Parts" to the aftermarket. Click through the gallery above for more on the products and their descriptions.

Hartman Fleet Services acquired by McCarthy Tire Service

Pennsylvania-based McCarthy Tire Service has acquired Manassas, Va.-based Hartman Fleet Services, Inc. , which provides heavy mechanical services, fleet maintenance and repair, and mobile mechanical services to customers in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. John D. McCarthy, Jr., the fourth generation president of McCarthy Tire Service, says the acquisition fits ...

When the truck becomes your customer

  There’s a very real chance in the not-too-distant-future that the way some of your customers look will change. They will get taller, wider and a lot heavier. E-commerce is an increasingly popular option because it allows the customer to order what they need at their convenience, but I think there’s ...

Website debuts to support natural gas fleets with parts search

Parker Hannifin distributor Exotic Automation & Supply has launched an e-commerce site for fleets looking for OEM replacement CNG, LPG & LNG maintenance parts. Sales director Henry Testa says the new website provides owners of fleets ranging from 1 to 100,000 trucks with direct access to high performance products for ...