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

Nelson Global Products adding fifth international location

Nelson Global Products announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. plans to expand into Mexico with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Monterrey, Mexico (city of Garcia, state of Nuevo Leon). Full production is set to begin in 45 days, as Nelson will serve the ...

Horton’s fan retrofit packages

Horton’s Modulator Fully Variable Retrofit Packages are designed to deliver optimized engine cooling and replace on/off fan drives for select heavy-duty line-haul and severe-duty vocational trucks where pneumatically actuated fan clutches over-cycle or do not provide optimum performance. The retrofit packages maximize engine power to the vehicle drive ...

Alliant Power releases 2014 Application Guide

Alliant Power has released its 2014 Application Guide, a reference tool to aid fleet and shop personnel. The 102 page guide ...

Love’s Travel Stops adding to tire selection, will double service facilities

Love’s Travel Stops (Love’s) has recently added Goodyear and Continental tires to its commercial truck line. Love’s also offers Bridgestone, Firestone, Aeolus, Michelin, Michelin Retreat Technologies, BF Goodrich and Yokohama. The company also expect the number of locations offering light mechanical services to more than double this year. Of the ...

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The resurgence of reman

Cost conscious fleets have turned to remanufactured parts for years, and lines of customers are getting longer. Very few aftermarket segments have a head of steam like reman parts. Recent movement in Washington may actually have a positive impact on trucking for once, specifically manufacturers of reman components. U.S. Reps. Gary ...

Registration now open for Dayco basketball bracket contest

Dayco Products announced Monday that registration is now open for its 6th Annual Pick- A-W men’s college basketball contest is now open. Similar to the five previous Pick-A-W contests, registration is free and multiple prizes are up for grabs. Two Grand Prize winners will receive $1,000 Visa gift cards. ...

FleetPride acquires Oregon distributor

FleetPride, Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire the assets of Ott's Friction Supply, Inc. in a deal that is expected to close March 17. The acquisition includes locations in Portland and Eugene, Ore. A new facility in the southern part of the greater Portland area is slated to open in the second quarter ...

Optronics publishes new lighting catalog

Optronics International has released its new 2014 Lighting Product Catalog, featuring 523 new products among the 3,095 total SKUs cataloged. Notable product additions underscore technical and styling advances made since the last catalog release in 2012. There are 166 new, high-style GloLight brand products and the Panelite Millennium Series brand has ...

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