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 1141 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

U.S.-made parts finding toehold, again

A recent Truck Parts & Service survey showed more than 60 percent of truck parts buyers only buy U.S.-made parts. Among ...

Fontaine Fifth Wheel adds new coupling division

The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group says it has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as a vice president for Fontaine Fifth Wheel since 2007, has been named president of the new operating company. ...

Nominations for MEMA Triangle Award ongoing

MEMA is now accepting nominations for its Triangle Award, the highest honor awarded by Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and its affiliate associations, AASA, HDMA, MERA and OESA. “For more than 35 years, the Triangle Award has been presented periodically to that person, persons or organization that the membership ...

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 ...

Piedmont Truck Tires joins Continental retread network

Piedmont Truck Tires has entered into a licensing agreement with Continental Tire the Americas, LLC to join the ContiLifeCycle dealer network. As a ContiLifeCycle dealer, Piedmont Truck Tires will be supplied with flat, pre-cured ContiTread products, which will allow the commercial tire dealer to produce retreads featuring the same ...

Alcoa Wheels rolls out photo sharing campaign

Alcoa Wheels Tuesday rolled out its first social media photo sharing campaign and contest. Alcoa Wheels encourages social media followers and contestants to follow the company on Twitter and now on Instagram; snap eligible photos of their trucks fitted with Alcoa Wheels in interesting environments, on the road or with their owner; and ...

New products from Dorman HD

Dorman HD Solutions released Tuesday several new "formerly dealer only" parts. New listings include EGR coolers, which includes all needed gaskets and hardware for a complete repair. Also, cab clearance lights for model year 1997-2014 Peterbilt trucks, and malfunction switches for model year 2005-2012 Volvo VN and VNL trucks.

REPAIR SHOP OF HORRORS: Dyno-Sore

Dynos are handy tools when used properly. When not used properly, they are significantly less handy but much funnier.

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The white stuff: Turning a white paper into a salesperson

Companies spend truckloads of cash every year on marketing initiatives for which they don’t even know how to calculate their return on investment. Print and digital advertisements and social media campaigns are key components in an effective marketing strategy, but there is much more out there that compliment them. A ...