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 1161 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Dorman releases new parts to the aftermarket

Dorman HD Solutions has introduced several new "formerly dealer only parts" to the aftermarket. New products include side steps for 1966-1973, 1987 and 1990-2014 International trucks (32.75" long by 8" wide) and steps for 2005-2011 Mack trucks (62" long x 5" wide); Dip stick for 1995-2005 Mack RD, 2003-2012 ...

Alliance Truck Parts offering new RSD brake drum

Alliance Truck Parts expanded its brake line to include a new Alliance 16.5” x 5” Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) steer axle brake drum for vehicles up to and including 14,700lb gross axle weight rating. The new Alliance RSD drums are cast and machined in the U.S. for a durable ...

Getting crushed in the ripple effect

Have you ever seen the beginning of a tidal wave? Not the front-facing part; the part that levels everything in its path. The beginning. The genesis. It’s barely more than a ripple. That ripple builds momentum over time and eventually becomes one of nature’s most powerful forces. The trucking industry is ...

Stertil-Koni making adjustable forks standard on ST 1085

Stertil-Koni said Wednesday that adjustable forks now come standard on the recently introduced ST 1085 Mobile Column Lifts, in both standard and wide fork models. Previously, fixed forks were standard and adjustable was an option. The ST 1085 features a lifting capacity of 18,500 lbs. per column. It also features the Multi ...

New line of air tools from Dewalt

Dewalt has introduced a new line of air tools for professionals in automotive markets, including a 1/2 inch Drive Heavy Duty Impact Wrench, 3/8 inch Drive Air Ratchet, 3/8 inch Reversible Drill, Angle Die Grinder, and Palm Sander. “The tools are designed with unique features for easy operation and control, ...

GALLERY: Meritor Family Fun Day

Meritor recently held its annual Family Fun Day. In addition to hosting the families of more than 1,400 employees also provided support for Habitat for Humanity and the Remembrance Rescue Project.

Donaldson acquires Northern Technical LLC

Donaldson Co. says it has reached an agreement to acquire Northern Technical LLC, a manufacturer of gas turbine inlet air filtration systems and replacement filters. Northern Technical, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is the Middle East's largest manufacturer of gas turbine air filter intake systems. The acquisition is expected ...

WABCO wins new brake actuator business

WABCO Holdings Inc. Thursday announced that it has been awarded a new long-term agreement by a major manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Europe. WABCO will supply brake actuator technologies for a new truck platform that will enter into new markets in Southeast Asia. Series production is expected to ...

A look at our top distributor nominees

Truck Parts & Service's thirteenth annual Distributor of the Year will be crowned at the 2015 installment of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas in January. The award program highlights the best of the best in the heavy-duty independent aftermarket, and is presented to a distributor who exemplifies excellent customer ...

Rush Enterprises aftermarket sales booming

Rush Enterprises aftermarket services remained strong and accounted for approximately 62 percent of the company's total gross profits for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter parts, service and body shop revenues increased by 36 percent as compared to the second quarter of 2013. This contributed to a record ...