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 1177 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Premier Bandag expanding, adding jobs

The Premier Bandag retreading facility in Morehead, Ky., is undergoing renovation and expansion, which is likely to bring about eight new jobs. The location, owned by S&S Tire, is adding roughly 6,000 square feet. The addition will feature a wheel refurbishing area, as well as two new truck bays to ...

Mack awards technician scholarship

Mack Trucks has awarded Nathaniel Chyle, a student enrolled in WyoTech’s Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) for Mack Trucks program in Blairsville, Pa., with a ...

Top 10 of 2013: Cleaire forced out of business

The No. 1 story from Truck Parts & Service this year came from late January when, following two major brush fires allegedly caused by its products and mounting product recalls forced San Leandro, Calif.-based Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls out of business. Cleaire’s equipment has been proposed as the culprit of ...

2014 prediction: 3-D printing will see bump

For each of the past 33 years, The University of Alabama’s Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year. While the university noted “educated guesses” don’t always come true, the school's track record over the years has been pretty good. Among their 2014 predictions is ...

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Pile up

One of the best ways to increase shop revenues is to create more service opportunities. But I'm not sure this is the best way to go about doing that. Listen for the guy around the one minute mark tell the guy to be careful and not scratch the side ...

Top 10 of 2013: How do you pay your techs?

The No. 2 story from Truck Parts & Service looked at the varying types of pay plans for service technicians; primarily a flat-rate system and an hourly system. According to Mark Martincic at KEA Advisors, a heavy-duty consulting group, the flat-rate system is a positive influence on technicians because it motivates ...

Minimizer hosts legislative delegation

State Representatives Shannon Savick and John Petersburg, Minnesota Senator Dan Sparks, U.S. Senator Al Franken's staff member Bruce Barnum and Blooming Prairie Mayor Harold Peterson recently visited Minimizer headquarters for a plant tour. Minimizer CEO Craig Kruckeberg invited the legislators to discuss their ideas for bolstering rural economic development through small manufacturing businesses. "We have held a meeting like this before, and ...

Distributor of the Year will be named later this month

Truck Parts & Service is less than three weeks away from anointing its Distributor of the Year. The nominees were unveiled in a series of articles over the past several months. In case you missed it, in no particular order, they are: Long Island Truck Parts Bobby Naples says his father founded Long Island ...

Top 10 of 2013: Finding, keeping and training a tech

The No. 3 story from Truck Parts & Service took an in-depth look at the challenges facing today's technicians as technology continues to evolve. David Milne, with the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC), says today’s techs are facing a unique challenge rarely seen before. “We are currently training technicians for jobs that ...

Bosch rolling out new heavy-duty wiper blade program

Bosch has released a new wiper blade program for heavy-duty vehicles, comprised of 19 part numbers. Bosch says its wiper blade program offers 85 percent coverage of Class 3-8 heavy-duty vehicles on the road in the U.S. and Canada, including International, Peterbilt, Kenworth, Mack, Ford, Nissan, Volvo, Mitsubishi and ...