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 1213 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Aftermarket status check: Good and getting better

The tidal wave of truck sales from 2006 and 2007 have spent the last year crashing into the aftermarket, and ...

Pete Joy elected to HD Aftermarket Industry Hall of Fame

Pete Joy, vice president of sales & marketing for Phillips Industries, was elected to the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Industry Hall ...

U.S. eCommerce market booming, growing

U.S. eCommerce totaled more than $304 billion in 2014 and is expected to hit $491 billion by 2018. Auto and parts sales are expected to grow from $31 billion in 2014 to more than $51 in just four years. David Seewack, CEO of FindItParts, speaking at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue ...

Kenworth wins Truck of the Year

Kenworth, a company that campaigns its units as "The World's Best," has another credential to back the claim. The company's T880 took the American Truck Dealer's Commercial Truck of the Year honors at the ATD Convention and Expo in San Francisco Saturday over competing entries from International (WorkStar 7600) and Peterbilt (Model 567). Each ...

New products from Dorman HD

Dorman HD Solutions this week released new "formerly dealer only parts" to the aftermarket. Among the new offerings are remanufactured ABS Control Modules for various models of trucks and trailers; transmission oil coolers for Workhorse Step Vans model years 2005-2010; Steps for Volvo model years 2005-2015; and door handles ...

Carlyle Group acquires AxleTech International

The Carlyle Group has acquired AxleTech International, a company it previously owned from 2005 to 2008. Terms of the transaction, which closed this week, were not disclosed. Mary Petrovich, CEO of AxleTech from 2002-2011, will rejoin the firm as Executive Chairman. Joe Mejaly, who joined the business in May 2014 ...

Four finalists vie for title of North America’s top distributor

Truck Parts & Service will honor its Distributor of the Year at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas next week. Four aftermarket veterans are up for the honor. Wheelco was founded by Steve Stich’s grandfather in 1961 to fill a void ...

CCC Parts Company acquires TOR Truck Corporation

CCC Parts Company, a wholesale distributor of heavy-duty truck parts and components, said Tuesday it has completed the purchase of TOR Truck Corporation. TOR specializes in providing drivetrain solutions and components to remanufacturers and wholesale customers and provides new and remanufactured OEM parts. “I’m excited about the future prospects as we ...

Capital Gear adds former Meritor Outstanding Achievement Award winner

Capital Gear Ltd., has named Paul Tyschuk as the company's new parts manager. Tyschuk had been Branch Manager for Mascot Truck Parts – Edmonton will be managing the order desk and parts department operations and will be involved with customer relations and sales assistance. “We are excited to have Paul join our ...

Independent sets up shop in vacant Kenworth dealership

Jerry Gamble makes a good honest living. His Chattanooga-based Truck Service Co. Inc. books revenues upwards of three-quarters of a million dollars annually. But with a new year comes new goals, and Gamble has set his sights on something a lot bigger. Gamble bought the former MHC Kenworth truck service facility ...