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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.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Predictive maintenance lets carriers detect equipment problems before they happen

The code only displays when there’s a problem that needs to be fixed, but today’s technology is marching slowly toward the kind of sophistication that ...

Test drive: 2018 Isuzu FTR

The Michigan-built 2018 FTR is the company's first tuck to be principally designed, engineered and built in the U.S.
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Seven fleets picked for NACFE’s Run on Less program

The three-week experience will kick off from multiple locations across the U.S. and end at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show in Atlanta ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Remote diagnostics and changing how technicians trained

A generation ago, a set of wrenches was about all a good technician needed to get a down truck back on the road. Fast-forward 25 ...

Bill aims to repeal 12% federal truck sales tax

The FET has grown from 3 percent, when it was incorporated into the Highway Trust Fund in 1955, to 12 percent today.
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CCJ Tech Toolbox: How vehicle health reports help fleets cut downtime

From the June entry in CCJ's Tech Toolbox: Vehicle health reports can contain more than 130 parameter values and store data every 30 minutes for ...

Trailer orders dip in May, likely the signal of ‘typical seasonal decline’

Trailer orders have totaled 253,000 units for the past 12 months.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Remote diagnostics shifts communication among drivers, technicians

Michelin showcases commitment to sustainability at global summit, expects to launch new truck tire soon

Changes in compound have not only reduced amounts of natural rubber, but also made tires lighter and more durable.

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Real-time diagnostics slash downtime, boost productivity

In this sixth edition of CCJ’s Tech Toolbox, we look at some of the technology and methods available to fleets that can help streamline the ...

Tech Toolbox — Maintenance

Michelin debuts airless, connected concept tire

An airless tire, Vision can neither explode nor blowout.

Michelin acquiring telematics provider NexTraq

Fleetcor Chairman and CEO Ron Clarke says the decision to sell the telematics division came down to its ill-fit with Fleetcor's core business of fuel cards and ...

Michelin truck tire execs: Electric trucks will drive other supplier innovations

The challenge with electric trucks is striking a balance that offers fleets the right amount of green energy without driving up their cost of ownership