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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.
Test drive: Western Star's 4900 XD-25

Test drive: Western Star’s 4900 XD-25

The XD-25, and a soon-to-come XD-30, will be powered by a Detroit DD13 next model year.
Western Star donates 'Spirit Truck' to OOIDA

Western Star donates ‘Spirit Truck’ to OOIDA

The truck is powered by a Detroit DD16 engine with 560hp and 1850 lb./ft. of torque.
Natural gas fighting for marketshare against cheap diesel, other alternatives

Natural gas fighting for marketshare against cheap diesel, other alternatives

Driven mostly by engine emission regulations, ACT Research forecasts 6,900 natural gas units will be sold this year – about 4 percent of all heavy ...
Natural gas: Clearing hurdles that aren’t diesel prices

Natural gas: Clearing hurdles that aren’t diesel prices

High upfront costs, low oil prices and the launch of hybrid electric powertrains present hurdles to fleet adoption rates.
Paccar profits soar as orders climb

Paccar profits soar as orders climb

U.S. and Canada Class 8 truck orders rose 40 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
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Volvo posts improved sales, Volvo & Mack gain marketshare

Volvo posts improved sales, Volvo & Mack gain marketshare

In North America, deliveries were down 34 percent compared to the same quarter last year.
The politics of natural gas trucks

The politics of natural gas trucks

Sales of natural gas trucks are being driven, mostly, by fleets who already use the fuel.
Mack announces heavy haul front axle for Pinnacle

Mack announces heavy haul front axle for Pinnacle

The Mack FXL front axle was developed to provide a stable and smooth ride under heavy load while also simplifying maintenance.
Volvo rolls out new VNR regional tractor

Volvo rolls out new VNR regional tractor

The VNR will be available in three models; daycab, 42-inch flat roof sleeper and 61-inch mid-roof sleeper.
International debuts new regional tractor

International debuts new regional tractor

International Truck on Thursday continued it's product update cycle with the launch of its new International RH Series Class 8 regional haul tractor.
Don't tread on me: Tread pattern's impact on tire lifecycle

Don’t tread on me: Tread pattern’s impact on tire lifecycle

Tire selection is often focused on brand name and application, but tread pattern can have just as much impact on the tire’s lifecycle. “The more rubber ...
Lugs, ribs and their impact on your tires

Lugs, ribs and their impact on your tires

Rib patterns can be straight or zigzagged, and typically are used on steer and trailer axles.
Could the ELD solve the attraction to smartphone distraction?

Could the ELD solve the attraction to smartphone distraction?

Drivers distracted by a mobile device are 88 percent more likely to be involved in a near collision than all other drivers.
March trailer orders soar over 2015 mark

March trailer orders soar over 2015 mark

Much of the month-over-month decline from February is due to a seasonal decline in orders for both dry and refrigerated vans.
Penske Truck Leasing launches connected fleet solutions, diagnostic platform

Penske Truck Leasing launches connected fleet solutions, diagnostic platform

Today, the company is using its connected fleet solutions platform with more than 20,000 vehicles in its truck rental and logistics fleets and is adding ...