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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 jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.

Peterbilt making refinements to its Model 579

Peterbilt has made some enhancements to its most efficient truck – the Model 579 with the Epiq package – that for the 2018 model year will deliver another 8 percent ...

Navistar expands capabilities of OnCommand Connection platform

Navistar on Thursday at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville unveiled an expansion to its OnCommand Connection platform. Terry Kline, Navistar’s Chief Information Officer, says there are currently more than ...

MATS panel looks at boosting MPGs

Drivers looking to squeeze more miles per gallon from their trucks packed a conference room at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Thursday in search of insight from some of ...

Pirelli debuts commercial tire lineup

Pirelli took its next step into the U.S. commercial truck tire market Thursday with the debut of the company's TP Commercial Solutions lineup at the Mid America Trucking Show in ...

XL Specialized Trailers intros new galvanized trailers

Thursday at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, XL Specialized Trailers debuted two galvanized trailers designed to withstand harsh winter road conditions. XL builds its galvanized units with the same T-1 flange, ...
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Mack direct drive AMT gets Super Econodyne rating, 6×2 axle gets liftable option

Mack Trucks Thursday at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville introduced a Super Econodyne rating for the direct drive version of its mDRIVE automated manual transmission (AMT). Previously the Super ...

Peterbilt offering MX warranty on certified used engines

Peterbilt at the Mid America Trucking Show Wednesday said the company will offer a warranty for certified pre-owned Paccar MX engines. The warranty, offered and administered through Peterbilt dealers and Paccar ...

Peterbilt Model 579, Kenworth T680 getting Bendix Wingman Advanced System standard

Paccar companies Kenworth and Peterbilt on Wednesday at the Mid America Trucking Show announced plans to make the Bendix Wingman Advanced System standard on the T680 and Model 579 trucks, respectively. The ...

Peterbilt 567, 579 & Kenworth T680, T880 getting Allison TC10 auto transmission

Paccar announced Wednesday at the Mid America Trucking Show the company will offer the Allison TC10 fully automatic transmission as an option on its Kenworth T680 and T880 models and Peterbilt ...

Kenworth rolls out certified used truck program, updates TruckTech+ diagnostics

Kenworth debuted the company's Certified Pre-Owned program and the TruckTech+ Service Management platform at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville Wednesday. To qualify for the certification, Kenworth General Manager Mike Dozier ...

Bendix kicks off MATS 2017 with air disc brake discussion

Bendix says its ADB22X air disc brake continues to gain momentum in the marketplace, exceeding the 1.5 million-unit production milestone since its introduction in 2005. In 2016, the take rate on ...

Trailer orders up over last year, ‘indicate that 2017 will be a solid year’

Trailer orders for last month totaled 25,800 units according to FTR, the highest for the month since 2014. Despite a 21 percent drop from January, February's net total was 20 percent higher than the ...

Test drive: Mack Granite MHD

The idea of a "tweener" or a baby 8 truck isn't exactly new, but Mack's approach with the Granite MHD is somewhat unique. In many cases, a Class 6 or 7 ...

One simple step to boosting fuel economy 14 percent

Want to pick up a quick double-digit boost in fuel economy? Buy a new truck. ACT Research President and Senior Analyst Kenny Vieth says about one-third of all active trucks in the U.S. ...

Fuso eyes production of electric eCanter by year’s end

Fuso is taking its all-electric eCanter truck from concept to production, bringing a limited run of the truck to the U.S. by year’s end, the company announced at the Work ...