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 1206 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Navistar unveils remote diagnostics platform

Sunday, Navistar showcased its new OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system at The ATA Show in Orlando, Fla. The company says the new remote diagnostic system is the first portal that uses an open architecture structure which allows fleets to use it with existing telematics providers. This means it can ...

Hogebuilt expands half tandem fender line

Hogebuilt has introduced two new stainless steel half tandem fenders to its portfolio. The new 430 bright anneal option compliments the existing ...

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McGrath, SKF President passes away

Michael “Mike” McGrath, president of SKF and vice chairman of the AASA board of governors has died. In addition to his involvement with AASA, McGrath was an active member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), also a market segment of MEMA. McGrath was appointed president of the SKF Vehicle ...

Automatic slack adjusters: maintenance & inspection

As part of its newly released Bendix Tech Tips series, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC is providing vehicle owners of its clear, step-by-step guidelines for addressing out-of-adjustment wheel-ends equipped with automatic slack adjusters. “During the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)-sponsored Roadcheck inspections in June, approximately 3,700 vehicles in the United ...

Betts Spring will be at AAPEX

Betts Spring Manufacturing says it will showcase its capabilities to manufacture made to order coil and leaf springs to fit a wide variety of applications for the aftermarket at the 2013 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Nov. 5-7 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. “We are excited to be ...

Great Dane honors top suppliers

Webb Wheel Products (OEM Business Unit) and Manus Products, Inc. were recently recognized as Great Dane's Suppliers of the Year. Great Dane's VP of Procurement Bob Brege says candidates for the awards were selected based on a formal survey scoring the company's top 100 suppliers at each of Great Dane's eight ...

Smith Tire & Tread joins Goodyear retread network

Smith Tire & Tread joins has joined the Goodyear retread network, and will receive Goodyear retread equipment and tread rubber to its new plant in Wahpeton, N.D. Jim Smith, a 20-year retread industry veteran, recently opened a new, fully-equipped Goodyear UniCircle and precure retread plant. The 22,000-square-foot facility produces ...

New throttle actuator from Dorman HD

Dorman Heavy Duty announced Thursday the release of a throttle body actuator, a formerly dealer only part. The fully remanufactured and tested unit was designed for Detroit 60 series engines, the DD14 and the DD15. It will also fot Mercedes Benz 4000 engines.

Wayside Auto and Truck celebrates milestone

Wayside Auto and Truck Parts in Houston will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this month. Wayside specializes in heavy-duty truck and equipment parts in the greater Houston area, and the company’s reach also extends into the global truck and equipment parts markets. Wayside says its success has come from a ...