Jason Cannon

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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 1130 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

Dayco acquires Nytron Group

Dayco announced Tuesday its acquisition of the Nytron Group, a Brazilian-based manufacturer of drive belt and timing tensioners, pulleys and hydraulic actuators. With the completion of this acquisition, Dayco claims it becomes a market leader in tensioners and pulleys with the largest market share in South America. Nytron also provides Dayco North American Aftermarket division access to ...

PSI launches retooled website

Power Solutions International, Inc., a clean technology engine supplier, announced Tuesday the launch of its newly redesigned website. The retooled website features streamlined navigation and a visual index of PSI's engine products, together with detailed information on the services offered by the company and an updated user interface for its web-based warranty system. PSI develops and delivers complete ...

CVSA releases 2013 Out-of-Service Handbook

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) announced Tuesday the release of its 2013 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial (OOSC). The ...

Auto Truck names new Regional Fleet Sales Manager

Auto Truck Group has named Lisa Morales its Regional Fleet Sales Manager, the company announced Wednesday. In her new role, Morales – who most recently served as Parts Manager with Peterbilt of Baltimore – will be responsible for selling Auto Truck’s specialized truck equipment and upfitting services to both ...

Kenworth names 9 to Service Council

Nine of Kenworth's leading service managers in the United States and Canada were named to the nameplate's 2013 Service Council Tuesday.  The panel is charged with promoting service and product improvements to further enhance Kenworth’s World’s Best quality. Members of the 2013 Kenworth Service Council are: Chairman – Michael ...

Continental Tire facility construction on pace

The last steel beam of the basic structure was secured in Continental Tire the Americas's 1 million-square-foot production facility in Sumter, S.C. Tuesday. “Today’s milestone celebration at Continental Tire puts us one step closer to filling up the middle ofSouth Carolina with tires,” said South Carolina Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt. Construction is on schedule and ...

Inland Truck Parts opens Scottsbluff facility

Inland Truck Parts has moved into a new, 37,000 square-foot facility in Scottsbluff, Neb. "With this move, we can employ new technology, boost efficiency and serve our customers better than ever before," says Inland General Manager John Gurney. Scottsbluff Inland carries a parts inventory covering everything from light-, medium- and heavy-duty ...

Cummins filter improves onsite fuel quality

Cummins Filtration has developed a Fuel ReGen System to improve fuel cleanliness in onsite fuel storage tanks before it is pumped into vehicles or other onsite equipment. World Wide Fuel Charter (WWFC) determined that 50 percent of the fuel dispensed at retail fuel pumps around the globe does not ...

Stub tech shortage by improving image of profession

Perception may not be the reality, but it is someone's version of reality. Perceptions and misconceptions about joining the labor force as a diesel technician could be contributing to the shortage of qualified technicians, Andy Stopka, Vice President of Maintenance for NationaLease, says. “We as an industry need to make a better ...

Tire plant produces one millionth retread

After 15 years, Allied Oil & Tire Company's Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) plant has reached a production milestone. The plant, located in Omaha, Neb., has produced their one millionth commercial truck tire retread. "The MRT retread is a reliable product that has performed well for our fleet," said Randy Cornell , vice president of ...