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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

Planning downtime through remote diagnostics

Diagnostics platforms can typically can communicate with multiple back end systems, allowing fleets who outsource their maintenance to keep various departments in the loop about ...

Test drive: Mack LR

The LR model was initially available only as a 6x4, but last year the company introduced a 4x2 configuration with shorter wheelbase and improved maneuverability.

Remote diagnostics: Beyond the dash light

Many platforms have built in support systems that offer explanations for what is wrong with the truck and guide the fleet to make impactful decisions ...

Trailer orders top 40K for third consecutive month

FTR says overall business confidence is surging due to tax reform and is making "a hot market even hotter.”

Amazon’s foray into transport more about efficiency than rivalry

Amazon’s goal of becoming a logistics and transportation behemoth may be the worst kept secret in trucking.

Tesla founder Musk expects 100K Semi orders annually by 2022, thinks truck will exceed previously announced specs

Tesla will not confirm total truck orders to-date, but speculation swirls that number could be anywhere between just more than 1,000 to several thousand. 

Ford adds diesel option to Transit Connect line

For the 2019 model year, Ford is taking one of its diesel engines into unchartered waters: the small van segment. The Detroit automaker will add a 1.5-liter ...

Test drive: Kenworth’s hydrogen fuel cell T680

The truck will make about 3,800 lb.-ft. of torque but that is limited to save wear and tear on a stock rear end that is ...

Chasing aerodynamic gains with trailer add-ons

Tails and skirts can be combined for nearly 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption.

California start-up completes first final-mile autonomous deliveries

udelv's distinctive orange fully electric vehicle features 18 secure cargo compartments with automatic doors.

Nikola Motor Company elects to manufacture its trucks in Arizona

Nikola Motor Company plans to begin begin transferring the company's research and development division and headquarters from Utah to Arizona immediately.

Super Bowl courtesy of Super Truckers

Americans will consume more than 100 truckloads of popcorn, 350 truckloads of potato chips, 668 truckloads of avocados, 1,562 truckloads of chicken wings and over ...

Natural gas truck sales inch upward

Electric vehicle technology continues to make strides as it further penetrates the various commercial vehicle classifications.

Denso enhancing PowerEdge line up, opening new PDC

Among the changes is an expansion of coverage for diesel particular filters and, coming this spring, full coverage for diesel oxidation catalysts.