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 1231 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

New electric oil pump from EMP

Engineered Machined Products Inc. (EMP) has launched a brushless DC electric oil pump. The new Model OPi40 features high performance gerotor pumping technology, including a long-life Brushless ...

GALLERY: ACT Expo tradeshow floor

The Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo kicked off this week in Dallas, Texas with 200-plus exhibitors and an estimated 3,500 attendees. ACT Expo is North America’s largest clean fleet event, representing all weight classes and alternative fuels— including electric, hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewable fuels, and advanced technologies.  

DENSO debuts new alternator

DENSO unveiled a new high-amperage alternator for the medium- and heavy-duty truck market at the ACT Expo in Dallas Wednesday. DENSO says the PowerEdge is smaller, lighter ...

Cummins, Agility Fuel Systems enter hardware, software partnership

Cummins and Agility Fuel Systems have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at boosting adoption of natural gas-powered vehicles in the trucking industry, the companies announced at the ACT Expo in Dallas on Tuesday. Agility and Cummins will also integrate sales and aftermarket support and distribution networks. Customers will soon ...

Stertil-Koni names new Logistics Specialist

Paige Stewart has been named Logistics Specialist at Stertil-Koni. Stewart previously served as Marketing Associate and recently made the transition to the operations department at Stertil-Koni. Stewart began her career in the vehicle lifting industry with Stertil-Koni in 2011, following her graduation from McDaniel College. Over the past several years she ...

Don’t be in the silent majority

If I asked you to name the mayor of your hometown, could you do it? Sure. What about the town council? Most of them, right? Governor of your state? Easy. Legislators? Maybe. The further we get away from where we pick up our mail – and the further down the chain ...

New parts from Dorman HD

Dorman HD Solutions has released several new "Formerly Dealer Only Parts" to the aftermarket. Click through the gallery above for more on the products and their descriptions.

The real cost of counterfeit truck parts

Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar business, and you can find knockoff truck parts just as easily as phony Gucci bags and flimsy Oakley sunglasses. According to the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) Counterfeit Parts Task Force, it's hard to estimate the counterfeiting's exact financial impact to the trucking industry, ...

Technician shortage a large and growing problem

Growing up, there was little doubt Jeremy Dones would join the military. What might come after was anybody’s guess.“I always liked trucks,” he says. “It was kind of a family thing; always working on stuff and fixing things.” After a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps ...

Fleet picks Webb Wheel brake drums for replacement cycle

Webb Wheel's Webb Vortex Unlimited brake drums have been chosen by one of the nation’s largest privately owned truckload carriers for their fleet of 8,000 over-the road tractors and 22,000 trailers when replacement drums are required. U.S. Xpress says it will spec the Webb Vortex Unlimited drum for new equipment purchases ...