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 1155 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Jason Swann wins Rush Tech Rodeo

Rush Truck Center – Dallas technician Jason Swann took home $15,500 in cash and prizes Tuesday night along with bragging rights for the next 12 months ...

Top 10 of 2013: Service opportunities expected to grow

The No. 10 story from Truck Parts & Service looked closely at dealers and independent service providers trying to sell their services to fleet owners. RELATED: No. 9 of Top 10 of 2013: NatGas conversion kits  John Blodgett, of MacKay & Company, says a recent company survey showed 75 percent of all fleet ...

Hendrickson releases universal tilt mount bumper for ProStar

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim announced Monday the release of its All Makes AERO CLAD bumper for ProStar with universal tilt ...

How fast can you change disc brakes?

As part of the 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo in San Antonio this week, Bendix sponsored a Professional Brake Replacer Competition. Dustin Stephens, a technician from Rush's recent acquisition in St. Louis, was one of several technicians on-hand who competed for a $350 prize and title of Top Professional ...

Rush Tech Rodeo finalists announced

Twelve Rush Truck Center technicians advanced to the Rush Tech Rodeo heavy-duty finals Tuesday. Leopoldo Medrano, of Pico Rivera, and Robert Henry, of Dayton, will go head-to-head on the Allison platfrom. Chris Zweifel, of El Paso, Jeffrey Bogatay, of Cleveland, and Sherman Brack, of Austin, will square off on ...

Not these guys’ first rodeo

The 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo stormed into San Antonio this week where a battle for bragging rights, cash, trophies, belt buckles, pay raises and prizes took place over three days. Mike Besson, Rush's Vice President of Dealership Operations and Customer Care, said a few new twists were ...

Gabriel appoints new GM

Gabriel announced Monday that Curt Huston has been appointed General Manager. Huston brings over 25 years of automotive and aftermarket industry expertise to his new role including positions at Continental Structural Plastics, Hayes-Lemmerz, Allied Signal (Honeywell) and Azure Dynamics. "In his role as general manager, he will be responsible for ...

Continental rolls out new retread tire

ContiLifeCycle is sending 2013 out with a bang. The company announced Monday a new retread product just incase you were looking for some heavy-duty stocking stuffers. John Barnes, ContiLifeCycle manager for the Americas, says the company will offer another new premium retread product – HTL1 wide single truck tire – is ...

New Freightliner compressors from Sunair

Sunair has released two new compressors for Freightliner trucks. Sunair Part No. CO-1061CA is a Denso style 10S15C with PV8, 140mm Dia., 12 volt clutch. Sunair Part No. CO-1062CA is a Denso style 10S15C with PV8, 163.5mm Dia. 12 volt clutch.

Rush Tech Rodeo transmission challenge held Monday

While many of his co-workers were still asleep, Rush Truck Center – Waco technician Kevin Chupik was hard at work assembling a transmission. Chupik, who is representing his dealership in the Rush Tech Rodeo in San Antonio this week, was given 45 minutes to assemble a transmission main shaft ...