Jason Cannon

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 1083 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

ALI to hold lift inspector courses

The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) has scheduled an additional Participant’s Orientation to meet growing demand from Lift Inspector Certification Program candidates. The workshop will be held Sept. 10 in Cortland, N.Y. ALI says interested participants must register by July 19, and attendance at an Orientation session is mandatory for all Certified Lift Inspector candidates. “Lift Inspector ...

Minimizer names new CFO

Christopher P. "CT" Thorpe has been named Minimizer's Chief Financial Officer. Minimizer. Thorpe will also serve as Vice President of Business Development for Kruckeberg Enterprises, the holding company ...

Valley Truck Parts named Eaton Authorized Rebuilder

Valley Truck Parts said Monday the company has achieved Eaton Authorized Rebuilder status, giving the company the opportunity to remanufacture and sell a differentiated choice for Eaton’s popular lineup of heavy duty transmissions. The new initiative will also give fleets and independent drivers improved options to purchase remanufactured transmissions ...

Tracer introduces new leak detection kit

Tracer Products has introduced a special leak detection kit that it says makes it easier for heavy-duty technicians to find all air conditioning and fluid leaks. The TP-8647HD kit features the OPTIMAX Jr, a cordless blue light LED leak detection flashlight with mega power that reveals even the smallest ...

FedEx Freight names Top 8 technicians

FedEx Freight has selected eight fleet maintenance technicians to represent the company at the industry-wide SuperTech competition. The technicians earned their spots through a company-wide skills contest known as Top Wrench. The finalists had the best results from among more than 700 FedEx Freight fleet maintenance technicians who participated in ...

Decisiv, Procede partner to improve data integrity for HD truck service and repair

Decisiv, Inc. announced Monday a partnership with Procede Software, a software developer of Dealer Management System (DMS) solutions for the heavy duty commercial truck marketplace. From this new partnership, the company says service providers can improve revenue and margins, reduce days out of service (DOS), drive customer retention, ...

Westport showcases LNG tank

Westport introduced its newest line of natural gas products, an onboard liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank, Wednesday at the ACT Expo in Washington, D.C. The company says its iCE PACK LNG Tank System is an onboard LNG system customized for spark-ignited engines. The launch of the Cummins Westport ISX12G engine ...

The roadblocks to a Natural Gas revolution

Math and "pencil pushers" won't bring about a revolution in America's fueling preferences according to Thomas O'Brien, president and CEO TravelCenters of America, who spoke before an audience gathered at the ACT Expo in Washington D.C. Tuesday. Instead, revolution will come from visionaries who are willing to overcome what ...

Gates makes aftermarket leadership changes

The Gates Corp. says it has named Jeff Brekke executive vice president of the company’s global aftermarket business, in addition to his current role as president of North America aftermarket. The company also announced Jack Ramsey will become senior vice president, North America aftermarket with responsibility for day-to-day management ...

Delo issues case study on its 400 LE SAE 15W-40

Chevron Products Company, maker of the Delo engine oils, lubricants and coolants, released a case study demonstrating use of Delo 400 LE SAE 15W-40 decreased mechanical wear for the Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal fleet in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal operates a fleet of waste collection ...