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 1141 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

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 tough industry right now and people ...

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 want to hear can damage your ...

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 ...

Bergstrom acquires Michigan engineering firm

Bergstrom Inc. announces the acquisition of Innovative Product Development Corporation (IPDC), an engineering firm based in Troy, Mich. According to Bergstrom, the acquisition is the result of a strategic partnership between the two companies that has lasted more than 18 years. Goeran Andersen, IPDC’s principal partner, and the rest ...

Aussie tech team named Scania’s best globally

A group of service technicians from Australia defeated teams from New Zealand and Finland in a head-to-head knockout competition this past weekend in the Scania Top Team world finals. The Aussie team took the lead on a lighting bar mounting challenge. “Unbelievable,” team leader Phillip Sage said of the Australian team’s victory. “It’s ...

NatGas Navistar reman engine in the works

Reviva, a diesel engine re-manufacturing company based in Minneapolis, Minn., said Thursday it has formed a strategic partnership with Omnitek Engineering Corporation to produce a “drop-in” natural gas alternative for Navistar DT 466E and DT 530E truck engines. Reviva President Josh Stahl says the unit will be able to operate under compressed ...

Scania seeking the best techs in the world

This week, the best Scania technicians from around the world will descend on Södertälje, Sweden for a place on the truck marker's elite Scania Top Team. In the eighth installment of the international Scania Top Team event, the world's 10 most skilled Scania service teams will gather to compete for the Top Team ...

Columbus McKinnon adds to In-Stock Guarantee

Columbus McKinnon Corporation announced Monday the addition of more than 17 new rigging products, including shackles, hooks and chain, to its In-Stock Guarantee program. The company now guarantees more than 180 chain and rigging products in-stock. “Our In-Stock Guarantee is not a promotion, it’s a new way of doing business ...