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

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, ...

Schnitzler will lead M&K service force

Tracy Schnitzler will lead M & K Quality Truck Sales efforts at its six M & K locations in Michigan, Indiana and ...

Planning for an OSHA inspection

This month, Truck Parts & Service has looked at how to handle OSHA inspections. From how to avoid them, to how to properly facilitate a visit, component manufacturers have been generous with their tips on how to keep visits brief yet effective, and violations at a minimum. Dealing with government ...

Additive helps restore compression

Rislone Compression Repair is formulated to fill scratches and grooves in cylinder walls to prevent blow-by gasses and compression from leaking past the rings and fouling the crankcase oil. The ring seal is a proprietary blend of petroleum additives developed for higher-mileage engines suffering from decreased or uneven compression that ...

Thomas Built offers tech training

The 2013 Thomas Built Institute is set for May 7-10 in Greensboro, N.C. A second session will be held in conjunction with the STN Expo in Reno, Nev., July 23-26. To register, visit www.thomasbus.com. Registration is limited to 100 participants and the cost is $325, which includes lunch and ...

HELLA launches new HD website

Automotive lighting and electronics supplier HELLA has launched a new website for its heavy-duty products. HellaHD.com features a comprehensive guide to HELLA's optical warning systems, HELLA work lamps, HELLA electrics, HELLA back-up alarms and cameras, air conditioning and engine cooling system components and accessories. HELLA designed its new site as ...

RigDig forms partnership with wholesale network, truck advertiser

Truck history report service RigDig has formed a partnership with Commercial Truck Trader and the Wholesale Industrial Network, making the service more accessible to both dealers and buyers. Dealers can now access the truck history reports directly. RigDig — a property of Truck Parts & Service publisher Randall-Reilly – is the ...

Damman named Phillips’ National Fleet Manager

Dennis Damman has been named National Fleet Sales Manager at Phillips Industries. Damman joined Phillips following a 20 year career in the commercial vehicle industry, including senior executive positions at a major fleet and a chassis OEM. He served as Director of Engineering at Schneider National, Inc. for more ...

Corrosion control manual from TMC

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council has released its new Corrosion: Compliant, Cause and Corrosion Manual. According to TMC, the manual is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource that addresses various aspects of vehicle corrosion. It provides a practical guide for better understanding proper procedures and guidelines for selecting, ...