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 1147 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

BBB Industries hires VP of Aftermarket Retail Sales

BBB Industries has hired Joel Farina as its Senior Vice President-Aftermarket Retail Sales effective immediately. Farina is charged with developing strategy and leading the sales and service effort for BBB. “Recent acquisitions have given us a significant presence in the retail channel and we are extremely fortunate that an individual of ...

Timken to split steel, bearing and transmission businesses

The Timken Company announced Friday that its board of directors has approved a plan to separate the company's steel business ...

Detroit produces 500,000th steer axle

Detroit Diesel Corp. announced Wednesday the company built its 500,000th Detroit steer axle at its Redford, Mich. plant. Detroit offers a ...

Navistar will use SCR Cummins engines in medium duty trucks

Navistar announced Tuesday plans to roll its Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) efforts to the company's medium duty line. Navistar says, effective immediately, the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine will be available in International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series school buses. "The ISB will complement our existing engine offerings and will be ...

Gabriel sales event kicks off

Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC) kicked off its national “Legendary Sales Event”, offering consumers a mail-in rebate for up to $125 when they purchase four qualifying Gabriel branded ride control products between Sept. 1 and Oct. 31. Consumers are eligible for a 20 percent mail-in rebate when they purchase a combination of any four ...

Cummins distributors in California announce plans to merge, form single entity

Cummins Cal Pacific LLC and Cummins West Inc. have announced plans to merge and form a new entity, Cummins Pacific LLC. Under the arrangement, which will be effective Sept. 28, Cummins Pacific will serve California and Hawaii as exclusive distributor for Cummins Inc. The companies say the merger will ...

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 electronic catalog by clicking on the “Technical Information” and “Digital Catalogs” links, then select the “Commercial, Industrial & Ag” tab. The Abex Air Disc Brake ...

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, ...