Jason Cannon

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 1118 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Jacobs retiring from Phillips Industries

John Jacobs, Vice President of Engineering for Phillips Industries, has retired effective today. Over 32 years, Jacobs has created a tremendous legacy not only at Phillips but throughout the heavy duty industry with his innovative ideas and problem solving spirit. Jacobs was instrumental in designing and developing many of the ...

DTNA rolls out new parts ordering platform for fleets

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced Tuesday the launch of a new online parts ordering tool. Pinnacle Truck Parts, an e-commerce platform that facilitates transactions between customers and DTNA’s parts and service network, was created to deliver uptime by simplifying and expediting the parts ordering process. It is the latest addition ...

Registration open for Truck Product Conference

Registration is now open for the Truck Product Conference, your chance to preview next year's vocational truck and product offerings from 11 leading chassis manufacturers. This year's event is scheduled Sept. 16 - Sept. 18, 2014 at the adoba hotel Dearborn/Detroit. The event provides upfitters and companies with an opportunity to ask questions ...

Meritor settles antitrust suit with Eaton for $500M

Eaton will pay half a billion dollars to settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by Meritor, Inc. nearly eight years ago. Meritor Inc. said Monday that ZF Meritor LLC, a joint venture between a Meritor, Inc. subsidiary and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and Meritor Transmission Corporation, reached a settlement agreement with Eaton Corporation relating to the ...

2014 rewind: Top TPS stories from 2014

The new year isn't so new anymore, with nearly six full months under our belts. Here's a look back at 14 of the "biggest" stories from Truck Parts and Service so far in 2014. Top stories were determined chosen by looking at the number of views on our website. 14. VIPAR ...

Hendrickson makes acquisition from Austrian Frauenthal Group

Hendrickson announced Thursday the acquisition of the leaf spring and stabilizer segments from the Austrian Frauenthal Group along with a number of their subsidiaries in Europe. “This acquisition of this business will enable us to broaden our footprint in Europe to better support our global spring customer base,” Gary ...

Eaton engineer honored with industry award

Kyle Croes, a Supply Chain Management team member for Eaton’s Truck North America operations, has won the 2014 Institute of Industrial Engineers’ James W. Barany Student Award for Excellence. The award is presented annually to one undergraduate student in North America for distinguished service to industrial engineering through excellence in scholarship ...

Truck dealers jumping in used market head-first, and the aftermarket should follow

Used Class 8 tractors are selling for record prices – a fact that isn’t lost on some of the industry’s largest players. Recently, Penske and Rush Enterprises each announced plans to construct brick and mortar truck lots for used truck sales. Rush recently opened its first Rig Tough used truck ...

Weldon Parts expands capabilities in Oklahoma

Weldon Parts, Inc., an independent heavy duty aftermarket distributor headquartered in Oklahoma City with 18 locations in six states, has rolled out new capabilities at its Clinton, Okla. branch. The company recently relocated its Clinton branch from a 5,000 square foot facility to a building with 50,000 square feet and ...

WABCO acquires Transics International

WABCO Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday that it has acquired the remaining 3.16 percent of Transics International. WABCO announced in February that it acquired 96.84 percent of Transics International shares for a net consideration of EUR 95.8 million. WABCO subsequently made a public offer to acquire the remaining 3.16 percent of outstanding ...