Articles by Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon is the Equipment Editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.

Jason Cannon has posted 1258 Articles for Truck Parts & Service

TMC’s Recommended Practices Manual released

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has introduced its 2012-2013 Recommended Practices Manual, a wealth of knowledge about ...

New product seals leaks, 55 gallon drums

Aire Industrial has designed a new product to keep spills from a 55 gallon drum affecting the workplace and the ...

Hendrickson launches global websites

Hendrickson recently launched a number of global, multi-lingual websites. The company says the introduction of regional websites supports its commitment to ...

10W-30 Delo hits 70K mile drain interval

This week, Chevron Products Company released a case study highlighting the performance of Delo 400 LE SAE 10W-30 formulated with ISOSYN Technology and Delo Extended Life Coolant (ELC) at R.E. West Transportation. The report says, by using Delo products, R.E. West was able to extend service intervals and improve ...

New 2013 VDO Instrumentation Catalog now available

The new 2013 VDO Instrumentation Catalog for medium- and heavy-duty trucks is now available from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket. In addition to highlighting all of the VDO instrument lines, the new 80-page full-color catalog features a wide variety of new VDO products that represent the company’s latest offering ...

Cottrell changes cylinder part numbers

Cottrell has changed part numbers for all manufactured aluminum cylinders ordered through its parts department. The new part number scheme is more descriptive of the exact cylinder customers are purchasing, the company says. The company has made this reference guide available to customers in order to help determine what cylinders ...

WABCO marries ABS, ESC

WABCO Holdings Inc. says the company has integrated its hydraulic anti-lock braking system (ABS) with ESCsmart electronic stability control (ESC), marking the first time within the commercial vehicle industry that these two vehicle safety technologies have been paired for hydraulic brake applications on medium-duty trucks and buses. WABCO is the ...

PreSet Plus wheel ends now standard on Peterbilt

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it has made PreSet Plus hub systems as standard equipment on all Peterbilt Class 8 trucks. PreSet Plus hub systems are designed to improve serviceability and reliability of vehicle wheel ends. "Peterbilt is taking the lead in the industry when it comes to standardizing components that ...

Investor groups acquires Brake Parts Inc.

Brake Parts Inc announced today that it has been acquired by a group of investors led by Torque Capital Group, a New York based private equity firm. The business was spun off to its shareholders in November 2012 by its parent, Affinia Group Holdings, of Ann Arbor, Mich. “Now that the ...

Daimler program sets 2-hour diagnostic goal

Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) Express Assessment has an agressive goal: To provide an assessment of a single service issue within two hours of the service write-up. The mission of our Express Assessment dealers is to communicate the single issue diagnosis, check needed parts availability and provide an estimate ...