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 1180 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Building a web presence on a budget

The Internet is a vast place and if your business isn't on there, you're leaving a lot of money on the table. Chris Walters, with Lester ...

Solving the problem of sales

Rick Farrell, Tangent Knowledge Systems, says most sales organizations are very good at a game that is no longer being played; or at best a ...

SRC named Remanufacturer of the Year

Jack Stack, founder, president and CEO of Springfield, Missouri-based SRC Holding was named the Remanufacturer of the Year Award for 2014 at ...

How to get the fire marshal to bless your natural gas conversion

Stepping out and embracing new technologies can be a lonely venture, especially if you’re one of a very small group of people who understand what you’re trying to accomplish. Shop owners looking to expand into natural gas service have found this out on more than one occasion. Many local ...

Tech demand outpacing schools’ ability to supply them

Growing up, there was little doubt Jeremy Dones would join the military. What might come after was anybody’s guess. “I always liked trucks,” he says. “It was kind of a family thing; always working on stuff and fixing things.” After a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Marine ...

The changing face of tech candidates

A bright spot in the technician shortage is that more and more job seekers are realizing that becoming a diesel technician offers a stable career with good pay. No longer are admission offices filled only with fresh-faced high school graduates looking to enter the working world. An increasing number of ...

Trade schools struggle to keep up with demand

With the technician shortage making competition for graduates fierce, educators are left struggling to fill the need. “If I had twice as many graduates, I have no doubt that I can put them all to work,” says Jerry Clemons of the program he runs at Elizabethtown (Ky.) Community and ...

How would you categorize the state of your business 10 months into 2014?

Karmak sets goals to expand Fusion platform

The books haven't yet closed on 2014 but Karmak, a provider of business management solutions for the commercial transportation industry, is already looking forward to 2015. At the company's annual Leadership & Technology conference, held this week in St. Louis, Adam Madsen, director of product management, says the company is already ...

TMC tech discussion looks at tire wear

Eighty percent of all tire related issues stem from air pressure Windel Brumfield, national account manager for Tire Centers, Inc., told a technician panel at the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) of American Trucking Associations Fall Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Wednesday. Brumfield's session covered some of the most common ...