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 1147 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

New line of air tools from Dewalt

Dewalt has introduced a new line of air tools for professionals in automotive markets, including a 1/2 inch Drive Heavy Duty Impact Wrench, 3/8 inch Drive Air Ratchet, 3/8 inch Reversible Drill, Angle Die Grinder, and Palm Sander. “The tools are designed with unique features for easy operation and control, to deliver premium performance,” says Rob ...

GALLERY: Meritor Family Fun Day

Meritor recently held its annual Family Fun Day. In addition to hosting the families of more than 1,400 employees also provided support for Habitat for Humanity and the Remembrance Rescue Project.

Donaldson acquires Northern Technical LLC

Donaldson Co. says it has reached an agreement to acquire Northern Technical LLC, a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters. Northern Technical, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is the Middle East's largest manufacturer of gas turbine air filter intake systems. The acquisition is expected ...

WABCO wins new brake actuator business

WABCO Holdings Inc. Thursday announced that it has been awarded a new long-term agreement by a major manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Europe. WABCO will supply brake actuator technologies for a new truck platform that will enter into new markets in Southeast Asia. Series production is expected to ...

A look at our top distributor nominees

Truck Parts & Service's thirteenth annual Distributor of the Year will be crowned at the 2015 installment of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas in January. The award program highlights the best of the best in the heavy-duty independent aftermarket, and is presented to a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer ...

Rush Enterprises aftermarket sales booming

Rush Enterprises aftermarket services remained strong and accounted for approximately 62 percent of the company's total gross profits for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter parts, service and body shop revenues increased by 36 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. This contributed to a record ...

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 the respondents, 22 percent were more concerned with price and 11 percent gave manufacturing origin no consideration. Nationwide, an article in TIME Magazine focused on how “Made in the USA” ...

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 ...