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 1086 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Trans Power Kenworth opens new parts store

Trans Power has opened a new Kenworth parts location in the Tifton (Ga.) Industrial Park. Ed Birkitt, Trans Power vice president ...

Phillips releases latest Tech Tips

The current issue of Phillips Qwik Tech Tips has been released. According to Phillips, this month’s edition includes information about 7-way trailer connectors, the differences between ISO and auxiliary cable and 3-in-1 electrical and air assembly connectors. The current issue and all past issues can be found HERE. For more information on Phillips Qwik Tech Tips and ...

ACT Freightliner tech named the best in Texas

Fort Worth Freightliner • Western Star's Monte Merritt has been awarded the Technician of the Year and placed first in the Technician and Truck Driving Championships held by the Texas Motor Transportation Association (TMTA). Merritt will be honored at the Truck Safety/Maintenance Luncheon held on August 8 hosted by Great Dane ...

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 ...

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 of Minimizer parent company, Spray Control Systems, Inc. “I made the move to Minimizer and Kruckeberg Enterprises because I saw an industry-leading company with tremendous growth potential,” Thorpe ...

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 ...