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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.

Should we call it Trucksgiving?

Recent analysis conducted by the Minnesota Trucking Association shows it takes more than 83,000 truckloads to haul Thanksgiving into your home. 

Tips for winterizing your truck before cold weather sets in

The shift to cold weather can impact a trucks' fluids, tires, belts and hoses.

Orders trickle in for Tesla Semi

John Roberts, J.B. Hunt president and chief executive officer, says his company has placed a reservation for "multiple" Tesla tractors.

Searching for Tesla’s place in trucking from behind the wheel of the Model S

Tesla's Model S looks like a car and acts like a car but its processes are on a different level.
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Engaging, incentivizing drivers for cutting downtime

Management's role in the process is to spot check inspections and to coordinate maintenance and operation departments.

CSA overhaul presents opportunities for trucking stakeholders

A review of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) standards by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) suggested in June that lawmakers overhaul the program, opening ...

Communication, follow up key in dropping CSA scores

Pre- and post-trip inspections are critical to CSA score success, but consider making driver training a function of maintenance versus safety.

Next-generation truck OEMs look to build a footprint through partnerships

Note: This is the third and final of a three-part series that explores the emergence of a new generation of truck manufacturer. Part one, "The ...

New truck OEMs working to carve out their niche

Note: This is the second of a three-part series that explores the emergence of a new generation of truck manufacturer. Part one, "The rise of ...

The rise of the next-generation truck OEM

Note: This is the first in a three-part series that explores the emergence of a new generation of truck manufacturer. The remaining two installments will ...

No magic bullet for trailer aerodynamics

We’ll eventually run out of things to hang on a trailer, right?

Improving freight conditions push truck orders to highest level in nearly 3 years

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma exacerbated an already tight truck market.

Test drive: Chanje electric powertrain cargo van

The liquid-cooled dual motor system makes the equivalent of about 198 hp and 564 lb.-ft. of torque.

Phase 2 trailer efficiency regs shelved

In April, TTMA requested the trailer initiative be paused, and questioned the EPA's authority to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act sine the act ...
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