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

Top 10 of 2013: Navistar nabs Kozek from Pete

The eighth most-read article from Truck Parts & Service came from May when Navistar announced it had appointed former Peterbilt General Manager Bill Kozek, its president of its North American truck and parts business. After a 26-year career with Paccar, Kozek succeeded Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating ...

eCommerce, aftermarket, branding experts to present at HDAW

Joel Mann, Senior Vendor Manager for Truck Accessories for Amazon.com and David Seewack, President and CEO of Finditparts.com will present a segment titled “The Rise of the eAftermarket –How eCommerce is Changing the Industry”, at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week next month in Las Vegas. The duo will present their ...

Top 10 of 2013: NatGas conversion kits

The No. 9 most-read article from Truck Parts & Service looked at natural gas conversion kits. While it’s true that natural gas engines can greatly lower a fleet’s fuel costs, those cost benefits don’t come without upfront expenses. RELATED: No. 10 of Top 10 of 2013: Service opportunities expected to grow  New natural ...

Jason Swann wins Rush Tech Rodeo

Rush Truck Center – Dallas technician Jason Swann took home $15,500 in cash and prizes Tuesday night along with bragging rights for the next 12 months – not to mention a dollar an hour pay raise. Swann was named Overall Grand Champion at the 2013 Rush Tech Rodeo Tuesday night, also ...

Top 10 of 2013: Service opportunities expected to grow

The No. 10 story from Truck Parts & Service looked closely at dealers and independent service providers trying to sell their services to fleet owners. RELATED: No. 9 of Top 10 of 2013: NatGas conversion kits  John Blodgett, of MacKay & Company, says a recent company survey showed 75 percent of all fleet ...

Hendrickson releases universal tilt mount bumper for ProStar

Hendrickson Bumper and Trim announced Monday the release of its All Makes AERO CLAD bumper for ProStar with universal tilt mount that retrofits all model year trucks. Hendrickson says the uniquely engineered design will convert any fixed mount bumper into a tilt mount configuration and is fully compatible regardless ...

How fast can you change disc brakes?

As part of the 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo in San Antonio this week, Bendix sponsored a Professional Brake Replacer Competition. Dustin Stephens, a technician from Rush's recent acquisition in St. Louis, was one of several technicians on-hand who competed for a $350 prize and title of Top Professional ...

Rush Tech Rodeo finalists announced

Twelve Rush Truck Center technicians advanced to the Rush Tech Rodeo heavy-duty finals Tuesday. Leopoldo Medrano, of Pico Rivera, and Robert Henry, of Dayton, will go head-to-head on the Allison platfrom. Chris Zweifel, of El Paso, Jeffrey Bogatay, of Cleveland, and Sherman Brack, of Austin, will square off on ...

Not these guys’ first rodeo

The 2013 Rush Truck Center Tech Rodeo stormed into San Antonio this week where a battle for bragging rights, cash, trophies, belt buckles, pay raises and prizes took place over three days. Mike Besson, Rush's Vice President of Dealership Operations and Customer Care, said a few new twists were ...

Gabriel appoints new GM

Gabriel announced Monday that Curt Huston has been appointed General Manager. Huston brings over 25 years of automotive and aftermarket industry expertise to his new role including positions at Continental Structural Plastics, Hayes-Lemmerz, Allied Signal (Honeywell) and Azure Dynamics. "In his role as general manager, he will be responsible for ...