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.

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Jasper makes changes to transmission business

Craig Leuck will join the Jasper Production System (JPS) team after 17 years of leading the company's Transmission Division. Sara Schmidt, who began her career with Jasper eight years ago in People Services, has been named the new Jasper Transmission Division Manager. She has worked in the Crawford Transmission Division, Transmission ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Getting tired

Inflating a commercial truck tire is no small task, as the guy in this video finds out. There are just too many common-sense fouls committed here to count in a 50-something second period of time. You don't notice any certification patches on his uniform, and I think it's easy ...

Colonial Tire Distributors joins Goodyear retread network

Richmond, Va.-based Colonial Tire Distributors has joined the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Authorized Retread network. Colonial Tire Distributors, a subsidiary of Colonial Truck Company, which was founded in 1966, sells new Goodyear commercial truck tires and Goodyear retreads in Richmond, Ashland and Tidewater, Va. Its fully equipped retread plant in Richmond ...

BorgWarner acquiring EGR component manufacturer Wahler

BorgWarner says it is has signed an agreement to acquire exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, EGR tubes and thermostats manufacturer Wahler. Wahler supplies customers such as Daimler, Volkswagen, BMW, GM and John Deere. Wahler’s annual sales for 2013 are expected to be approximately $350 million. "From both a technology and geography ...

Minimizer makes donation to Boys & Girls Club

Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg donated $5,000 to the local Boys & Girls Club in honor of his former high-school teacher LeMar Nelson at the Blooming Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce banquet. Nelson currently serves as a Director on the Blooming Prairie Boys & Girls Club Board of ...

Honeywell selling friction materials unit to Federal-Mogul

Citing an ill-fit with the company's focus and long-term strategy, Honeywell announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to sell its Friction Materials business unit to Federal-Mogul Corporation for approximately $155 million. Honeywell will continue to operate its friction business as usual with no planned changes in staffing, ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Can-do attitude

The sparks from this guy's welder should try out for the Miami Heat. He appears to be a respectable distance away from the trash can, which is filled with, among other things, gasoline fumes. Nonetheless, a couple determined and perfectly placed arcs find their way in from way down ...

BBB Industries recognized at Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance meeting

BBB Industries, a Mobile, Ala.-based remanufacturer of alternators and starters, was recently recognized for its outstanding service as a supplier of Rotating Electrical products. Bestowed at the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance meeting, the Alliance Outstanding Shipping Performance Award is presented annually to the suppliers that have demonstrated the shipping performance that exemplifies the ...

Tramec Sloan acquires Crawford Machine

Tramec Sloan has acquired Crawford Machine, Inc. (CMI), a producer of brass components and related air assemblies used throughout the tractor and trailer markets in North America. Galion, Ohio-based CMI employs 135 people, and was founded in 2001 by Hank Hessey and his family. CMI's customers include the top North American tractor/trailer manufacturers, chassis manufacturers ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Like a giant birthday cake

On the ASE test, it does say that the best way to put out an engine fire is to blow it out, right? I think it's safe to assume this video was made on a Monday, because this guy makes every bad decision known to man and the outcome ...