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 1146 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

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 ...

Looking back on 2013

Beginning later this week, Truck Parts & Service will begin its annual countdown of the Top 10 stories from 2013. The selection of articles were based on the number of people who read them, and ranked accordingly. So, you may not see them as the most "newsworthy" in the traditional sense. They aren't necessarily the "biggest" stories, ...

Meritor signs disc brake deal with Scania

Meritor has been selected to supply its ELSA225H range of air disc brakes for Scania’s trucks and buses beginning next year. Joe Plomin, vice president, International Operations at Meritor, says the company is investing $58 million in air disc brake capabilities at its technical center of excellence and manufacturing facility in ...

Continental to invest in truck tire production

Continental said Wednesday the company plans to expand its truck and bus tire production facilities in the Czech Republic with a total investment of $227 million over the next five years that will ultimately double the truck and bus tire production capacity at that site to almost 1.5 million ...

New grinding wheel products

A line of Type 27 cotton-fiber abrasive grinding and blending wheels that provide smooth controlled grinding action, run cool, and are non-loading on aluminum are now available from Rex-Cut Abrasives. Rex-Cut Type 27 Cotton Fiber Grinding Wheels feature multiple layers of cotton fiber that are impregnated with aluminum oxide ...

Westport unveils next generation HPDI

Westport Innovations Inc. unveiled Tuesday its next generation of high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology platform. Dubbed Westport HPDI 2.0, the new generation of natural gas technology will provide global vehicle and engine original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a vertically integrated natural gas solution with breakthrough price, performance, and ...

A gift that keeps on giving

One of the best gifts you can give your employees this Christmas season is the gift of thanks. A nice fat bonus check would be pretty awesome, too. Among the gifts that are free, a hefty pat on the back is always appreciated. With a few exceptions, trucking is a ...

Be a professional helper

The customer is always right. Except in cases where they aren’t. It sounds counter-intuitive to one of the longest standing business idioms in the world, but the customer isn’t always right. And in cases where the customer doesn’t know what he or she is talking about, telling them what they ...

Waytek adds Eaton rocker switches product line

Waytek, Inc. says it has added Eaton Rocker Switches to meet OEM manufacturing requirements. The New Generation Rocker (NGR), Sealed Vehicle Rocker (SVR), X Series, and EURO SR switch lines from Eaton are currently in stock and ready to ship from Waytek’s 100,000 square foot facility. The SVR switch from ...

Pro-MECH partners with FleetCross on eLearning

Pro-MECH says it has formed a new service alliances MOTOR’s FleetCross to develop eLearning and instructor lead training solutions for diesel technicians and fleet managers. Pro-MECH's approach brings together experienced engineers and master technicians with learning specialists that provide solutions used internationally by Fortune 500 companies.  The focus of ...