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 1190 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

PartsRiver pairs part buyers and sellers

Partsriver.com has emerged as an online marketplace for heavy-duty truck part buyers and sellers. Buyers can find and buy parts online from sellers around the country. Find alternate parts, view VMRS classification codes, manage and track orders online. Buyers also can submit an RFQ to multiple sellers, which can help find ...

Bendix rolls out initiatives at TMC

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems rolled out several initiatives this morning at the 2013 Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville. Among them are a new trailer information module, which provides easy access to key trailer operational and safety data; Bendix SmarTire TPMS, which now offers crucial trailer information to both ...

MeritorWABCO launches ECAS for OEM and aftermarket applications

Meritor WABCO announces its Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) is available for both OEM installation and aftermarket retro-fit. ECAS addresses two key customer groups. For those fleets that are already using 6x2 vehicle configurations for weight and fuel savings, MeritorWABCO says ECAS provides “intelligent load transfer” to help improve ...

Dorman adds Lumber Liquidators CEO to board

Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. president, CEO Robert Lynch has been selected to Dorman Products' board of directors and named to the board's audit committee, compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee. Lynch fills the vacancy on the board created by the recent retirement of Jack Creamer Jr. "We are pleased to welcome ...

R.L. Polk looking at possible sale

R.L. Polk & Co. confirmed Friday reports that the company is potentially seeking a buyer. R.L. Polk & Co. has asked New York investment banking firm Evercore Partners to explore strategic growth opportunities, but said there is no timeline or expectation of a transaction soon. "Polk has been a family owned ...

Gabriel launches ‘One to Watch’ sales event

Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC) announced Friday its national “The One to Watch” Sales Event offering consumers a mail-in rebate for up to $125.00 when they purchase four qualifying Gabriel branded ride control products now through April 30, 2013. Gabriel’s “The One to Watch” Sales Event also offers consumers the opportunity to ...

Accuride Q4 sales take a hit

Accuride Corp.'s reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 ended Dec. 31, 2012 were $176.3 million, compared with $242.5 million in the same period in 2011 – a decline of 27.3 percent. Citing the impact of weaker economic and industry conditions during the quarter, he company ...

Weldon Parts opens Texas facility

Weldon Parts, Inc. will open its 18th location next week in Perryton, Texas. The new location will be located at 117 N. Industrial in Perryton, which the company says is a small community in the Texas panhandle with roots in oil and gas exploration and farming. “Perryton fits well in ...

Sherwin-Williams expands paint offering

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes offers one of the most extensive fleet color selection tools: Color Works – The Match Box – designed to meet the needs of the commercial vehicle, fleet, and large truck paint refinishing market. The Match Box is a chromatically arranged system with more than 3,700 colors ...

Navistar makes CEO change

Navistar International Corp. Thursday announced the promotion of Troy Clarke to president and chief executive officer, effective April 15. Clarke, who was serving as president and chief operating officer, will also serve on Navistar’s board. Lewis Campbell, who has served as executive chairman and interim CEO since August, will ...