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

New Abex Air Disc Brake Catalog

Federal-Mogul has made available a new digital catalog featuring the expanded Abex line ofreplacement air disc brake pads for commercial vehicles. The catalog is now available through the FMe-cat.com ...

AA Wheel & Truck Supply CEO to lead HDAW’14 luncheon

Nancy Ringel, CEO and co-owner of AA Wheel & Truck Supply Inc., will present at the annual HDAW Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) Luncheon Jan. 29 during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2014. HDAW'14 will take place at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Before purchasing the company, Ringel worked in different roles ...

The ‘shocking’ evolution of a smooth ride

While their function has barely changed in generations, the technology that goes into manufacturing shocks has evolved significantly. Essentially, a shock absorber is only four pieces: a piston, a cylinder, a piston rod and a lubricant. But while its engineering may seem simple, advancements have brought the components a long ...

New Shop & Tech catalog from Snap-on

Snap-on has announced the release of its new Shop and Tech catalog. "The new Snap-on Shop and Tech catalog offers an abundance of innovative tools and equipment that will make shops more productive and profitable," John Majerowski, director of merchandise products for Snap-on, says. "With special pricing available on many items, ...

Highway and Heavy Parts carrying International DT466 diesel engine parts

Highway and Heavy Parts has added International DT466 diesel engine parts to its stock, expanding the company's offering to completely cover most model years. The inline six cylinder DT466 is one of the most popular mid-range engines on the market today, with applications ranging from agricultural, emergency vehicles, on and ...

Shell talks low viscosity, maximum protection

Developing an advanced engine oil that can keep up with todays advanced engines is the driver behind the PC-11 (proposed category 11) diesel engine oil in the works by the American Petroleum Institute. James Jaillet, news editor of our sister site, CCJ, attended an international Shell Rotella press event ...

California Car Duster VP passes from cancer

Russell E. “Russ” Romer, a long-time, executive in the aftermarket, has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 70. Most recently, Romer was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the California Car Duster Company in Chatsworth, Cailf. and helped make the firm’s Original California Car ...

Meritor brake discs receive ECE R90 certification

Meritor says it has received the first ECE R90 certification for Meritor AllFit brake discs from the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA). “Passing this certification is a testament to the performance and durability of our Meritor AllFit brake disc family,” Michael Boe, managing director, Aftermarket Europe, Meritor, says. “These parts have ...

Thunder Creek boosts welder power

Thunder Creek Equipment is kicking up the power of their popular 3-in-1 welder/air compressor/generator. The Thunder Creek Air N Arc 150, launched earlier this year, is now the Thunder Creek Air N Arc 190, bringing more power to the field and allowing users to weld through 3/8” thick ...

Suburban Truck Parts joins VIPAR

Suburban Truck Parts in Worth, Ill. has joined the VIPAR Heavy Duty network of distributors. Owners Lynn Castiglione, Ron Evans and Roger Egeland, are industry veterans with a deep knowledge of the Chicago market, and Suburban Truck Parts has over 100 years of combined experience in truck parts distribution. "Suburban Truck Parts ...