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 1223 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

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 ...

MATS trade show floor opens Thursday

The trade show floor opened Thursday afternoon at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Vendors from across the industry are set up at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center and were greeted by throngs of attendees. The show continues tomorrow. We'll have more pictures over the next ...

Bridgestone recommits to Dayton Truck Tires

After falling dormant for the past several years, Bridgestone is breathing new life into its Dayton Truck Tire brand. In January, Bridgestone committed to resurrecting the brand but rather than trying to compete Bridgestone, the company’s OE line or Firestone, the company’s retail brand, Dayton was slated to take ...

Kenworth unveils new truck & more from MATS

Kenworth announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky. the launch of a customized, limited edition, premium truck – the ICON 900. The ICON 900 is a highly stylized and modernized tribute to the classic W900L, a truck Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing ...

What your business can learn from Columbia House

When I was a kid, I was a member of a Compact Disc club. You know; the ones that sell you 10 CDs for a penny if you sign a contract. Selection was pretty limited but membership was a volume play. I’d get three CDs I really wanted, four ...

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