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 1227 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

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 ...

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 of command we go – the ...

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 ...

FleetPride acquires Pardo’s Truck Service Parts Warehouse

FleetPride has acquired the assets of Pardo's Truck Service Parts Warehouse, Inc. in Kearny, N.J. Earlier this year, FleetPride purchased six other Pardo's locations in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland markets, and secured an option to acquire the Kearny location at a later date. "Adding this Pardo's location in Kearny to FleetPride's ...

What goes into designing SuperTruck?

Exercises in truck design can be labor intensive, often spanning several years. But the timeframe can be adjusted depending on the company’s intentions for the vehicle. The process of going from an artist rendering of Freightliner’s Revolution truck to having a tangible product took a year and a half, ...

MATS gallery: The final 2 days

Friday and Saturday marked the heaviest trade shaw traffic at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Vendors from across the industry set up and welcomes truckers at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center.

Alcoa’s Myers named HDMA chairman

Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheels, was named 2015 chairman of the Heavy Duty Manufacturing Association (HDMA) at the 25th Annual Breakfast Briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky Friday. Meyer takes the helm from Pat Cavanaugh, 2014 HDMA chairman and president of Enovation Controls, who says he's proud ...