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 1122 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Meritor Training Truck rolls on

Meritor’s Training Truck has helped train more than 731 truck technicians since the vehicle was unveiled at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in January. In addition, Meritor’s district managers have trained scores of technicians at their local businesses. Meritor’s Aftermarket team, lead by Rick Martin, training manager, have helped 229 technicians in city-wide training and another 502 ...

Jack Lorimer announces retirement from industry

Jack Lorimer, a long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, announced his retirement  effective April 1, after 44 years in the industry. Lorimer began his career with Gates Rubber Company in 1970, and served as Zone Sales Manager at Champion Parts Rebuilders; General Manager at Patton Distributors; Vice ...

Bridgestone releases Tire Advisor app

Bridgestone Commercial Solutions (BCS) has introduced a mobile app designed to help tire dealers quickly access and compare information about the Bridgestone family of commercial tire brands. The Tire Advisor app, BCS says, is a one-stop resource connecting users to a comprehensive catalog offering multiple search capabilities with the ability ...

Avoiding a natural (gas) disaster

Natural gas. Think back over the last 12 months. How many articles have you read, or how many discussions have you been involved in, about natural gas? Dozens or more, right? There’s no question that finding a viable alternative fuel is a – if not the – hot button issue in ...

The changing face of tech candidates

This is the second of a two-part series on the diesel technician shortage.  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 ...

Boyles Motors survives business changes, turns 65

Boyles Motors is one of the last great holdouts; a 65 year-old family owned and operated truck parts and service businesses in Batavia, N.Y. Family matriarch Eva Fanara, who turns 91 years old later this month, still works four days a week as a receptionist but has long handed handling the ...

Dorman rolling out ‘Dorman University’ training platform

Dorman Products has launched its new training platform, Dorman University, which the company says provides Web-based access to product training related to Dorman’s categories and product offerings for all channels of the aftermarket. After visiting www.DormanUniversity.com and enrolling in the free program, students can begin select from a wide variety of available course ...

STEMCO makes leadership appointments

STEMCO president  Jon Cox has been appointed chief innovation officer of EnPro Industries effective April 1, the company announced Wednesday. Cox will maintain his responsibilities leading STEMCO as group president, but will also be responsible for driving innovation across all EnPro operations, the company says. Todd Anderson will replace Jon Cox ...

MATS photo rewind

Did you miss the Mid-America Trucking Show last week? Here are a few shots from around the Kentucky Exhibition Center.

Mitsubishi Electric unveils new 200 amp alternator

Less than 24 months after entering the heavy-duty alternator business, Mitsubishi Electric unveiled a new 200 amp heavy-duty alternator at the Mid-America trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Friday. The Diamond Power A200 (DP A200) – a brushless, pad-mount alternator for heavy-duty trucks – features five new patents. "This is some ...