Articles by Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon is the Equipment Editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.

Jason Cannon has posted 1258 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

McCarthy Tire Service comes to aid of flood-stricken S.C.

Pennsylvania-based McCarthy Tire Service recently delivered a trailer load of relief supplies to South Carolina in response to the wide-spread flooding that devastated parts of the state earlier this month. The load went to Christ Central Ministries in the city of Columbia, an organization that distributes food and supplies ...

Truck OEMs pull out of MATS 2016

The 2016 Mid America Trucking Show (MATS) will take place next year without representation from Class 8 truck manufacturers. Peterbilt Monday announced its plans to join every other major North American truck OEM in sitting out the annual event next year in Louisville, Ky. “After carefully considering our marketing strategies for next year and beyond, Peterbilt has ...

Riker re-energizing its aftermarket efforts

Riker Products is placing more emphasis on its aftermarket after shifting focus to its OE business nearly 20 years ago. Eric Sauls came ...

Star Wars technology in a Terminator world

When Star Wars was made in 1977, George Lucas' special effects were cutting edge; light years ahead of anything ever seen before. By 2015, the effects are so predictable and dated it's almost comical to think that they were ever the jaw dropping display that they were nearly 40 ...

OnSite Truck and Trailer Service wins HDA Truck Pride, Bendix training award

Louisville, Ky.-based OnSite Truck and Trailer Service has won HDA Truck Pride's Bendix Training contest with the highest percentage of employee participation in the HDATP / Bendix On-Line Brake School. HDA Truck Pride and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) team up each year to encourage training amongst the HDATP Truck ...

DuraFit DPFs land distribution deal with Paccar

Paccar Parts has agreed to distribute DuraFit diesel particulate filters (DPFs) through its North American network of more than 670 Peterbilt and Kenworth dealerships. Eric Bippus, CDTi's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, says the agreement with Paccar represents a milestone in his company's plan to secure national ...

Phase II spells bad news for glider kits

There are a lot of good things that could come from the passage of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Phase II fuel economy/greenhouse gas proposed rule, but what it could do to the glider kit industry isn’t one of them. Under the proposed rule, a glider kit – basically ...

Minnesota dealer wins top award

Freightliner of St. Cloud was named the 2015 Successful Dealer Award winner Wednesday evening at the CV Outlook in Dallas, Texas. Successful Dealer is a sister publication of Truck Parts & Service.  Founded in 1963, Freightliner of St. Cloud – a finalist for the same award last year – ...

Top truck dealer will be named today

Successful Dealer, a sister publication of Truck Parts & Service, will name its 2015 Successful Dealer Award recipient Wednesday at the conclusion of the first day of CV Outlook in Dallas, Texas. The finalists this year are River States Truck and Trailer, Freightliner of St. Cloud and Doggett Freightliner ...

How will GHG Phase II hit the aftermarket?

I’m all for conservation. I live in Alabama, and the county where I live is a one of the top destinations for hunters in the Southeast. This past deer season, I ran into Brett Favre at the Chevron station. On top of that, greenhouse gas emissions trap heat. It’s not like ...