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 1200 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Dip sticks

The video description says the tech grounded a dip stick while the vehicle was running. We'll go with that, even though it looks like he ...

Daimler sets sights on aftermarket customer loyalty

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) rolled out Monday a new customer loyalty program for owner-operators and small fleets.  The Truck ...

Dumb Lube Tech Gets Shocked, FUNNY!

New grilles, headlight bezels from Dorman HD

Dorman Heavy-Duty released several new parts to the aftermarket Friday, among them were an array of radiator grille replacements and headlight bezels for select Mack trucks. Grilles available include replacements for 2008-2013 Freightliner Cascadia; Mack Vision 1999-2001; Freightliner Columbia 2003-2008; and Volvo VN 2001-2003. Headlight bezels are available for Mack ...

The first day of the rest of your life

This month marks a new beginning; the beginning of a new year, and a dawn of a new emissions age. Effective this month, heavy-duty engine and truck makers will offer new models that comply with the additional new standards for lower emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and minimum fuel ...

Cummins Emission Solutions launches EcoFit Urea Tanks & Lines

Cummins Emission Solutions announced Thursday the launch of its EcoFit Urea Tanks & Lines, establishing a full package aftertreatment system with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. “We’re offering the convenience of providing a complete urea tank, line and urea quality sensor, saving customers the time and resources required to ...

MHC Kenworth implements new repair communication platform

MHC Kenworth says it has launched an online system which provides real-time visibility for truck repairs from scheduling to invoicing, making it easier to get a truck in and out of the shop and back on the road. Through RoadPulse, scheduling a repair at MHC facilities is instantaneous and ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Here comes Speedracer

Driving straddle of a draining pit is admittedly something I've never done, but it's something I would classify under "that doesn't look difficult." Maybe I'm wrong.

bad driver drives car into mechanics pit

Long life cycle aftermarket parts may soon see sales spike

Sales of aftermarket parts with long life-cycles, such as engine overhaul kits, are expected to increase in 2014 as greater numbers of trucks sold during the 2004 to 2006 strong truck sales period are coming in for major repairs/overhauls. According to Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting (CMVC) CV Parts Aftermarket Leading ...

An unlikely ally

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