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Articles by Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon is the Equipment Editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive, and is a Class A CDL holder. Reach him at

Test drive: ZF’s electrically assisted hydraulic steering system

ReAx initially launched in 2006 in the RV segment and was marketed to help non-professional drivers drive large vehicles.

Do the math before ‘filling up’ your electric truck

With electric rates of 11 cents per kWh – the current rates I got from Alabama Power today – you would pay about $1.99 for ...

SmartAdvantage getting new downsped overdrive model

A new ratio enables engine cruising speeds at lower RPM than some direct drive transmissions.

California upstart taps former Tesla, auto execs in race to launch first electric truck

The race for the September debut of an electric commercial truck heats up with another entrant.

Filtration considerations warranted when extending oil drain intervals

In the early days of oil filtration, saw dust was a key component.

Wabash National acquiring truck body maker Supreme

Supreme, the second largest U.S. manufacturer of truck bodies, primarily manufactures light- and medium-duty bodies at seven U.S. facilities.

Navistar to drop its medium duty engines by next year

The Cummins ISL and ISB, which now take standard position in those trucks, are manufactured in Indiana and North Carolina, while Navistar’s big bore ...

Uber Freight introducing personalized load matching, expanding footprint beyond Texas

Hardly three months after its official debut, Uber Freight announced today it will expand services to major metros across California, Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina ...

Truck orders continue upswing

After a seven-month stretch of North American Classes 5-7 net orders averaging 22,100 units per month, preliminary orders dropped in July, declining to a 13-month ...

All-electric Fuso eCanter will make global debut in New York in September

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck President and CEO Marc Llistosella says the eCanter addresses the growing demand for locally emission-free delivery trucks in Mega-Cities, and notes the ...

Self-driving tech to pressure maintenance practices, education

Since 2012, at least 41 states and D.C. have considered legislation related to autonomous vehicles and 19 states and Washington D.C. have passed legislation related ...

Despite legislative hurdles, report forecasts increased use of ‘mega trucks’

Despite significant legislative hurdles on much of the globe, a new report from Frost & Sullivan suggests "mega trucks" – generally defined as a vehicle ...

Aluminum dual wheels, full aero and 18 speed manuals are top dollar specs on used market

The longer a fleet holds on to a truck, the gap between what a particular spec can add to its value begins to close, especially ...

Convoy raises $62M, readies for nationwide expansion

Through Convoy – technology news site Geekwire’s 2017 Startup of The Year award winner – verified carriers have access to personalized job offers from 300-plus shippers, and ...