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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.

Wabco debuts budget-friendly parts line

Wabco says ProVia parts are specifically engineered to provide reliable performance and are manufactured to industry-leading standards.

Used truck prices slid nearly 2% per month in 2017

In the past 15 years, external factors such as EPA regulations and the Great Recession have overshadowed natural market forces.

Trucking has become technology’s cool hangout spot

E-commerce. Vehicle automation. Uber. Electric trucks. At one time or another, each one has been crowned trucking’s great “disruptor,” a word so frequently thrown around ...

Trailer orders close 2017 at record levels

Total trailer orders for 2017 were 308,000 units.
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Truck orders top 30K for three straight months, close 2017 at 290K units

The North American equipment market continues to show strength entering 2018, with Class 8 orders for the past 12 months totaling 290,000 units.

Kenworth set to debut hydrogen prototype T680

Kenworth will debut its hydrogen fuel cell T680 at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas, a show normally reserved for connected technologies ...

GM commercial truck segment soars to company’s largest for fleet deliveries

Sales of Chevy's reintroduced cabovers have been "progressive" to-date as customers increasingly realize GM has re-entered the segment. 

Questions, needs surround electrification’s entry into trucking

Electrification has hit trucking like a tidal wave with notable debuts of tractors from the likes of Cummins, Fuso and Tesla last year. But just like ...

Extending oil drain intervals can disrupt PM schedules

When extending oil drain intervals, it’s critical fleets evaluate their preventive maintenance schedules to avoid skipping other PMs performed on the same cycle.

Implementing an oil analysis program in 3 easy steps

Engine oil drains should be extended gradually, driven by the results of oil samples taken at regular intervals.

Used truck sales improving but values still lag 2016 levels

Class 8 same dealer used truck sales dropped 17 percent last month according to ACT Research.

Experts find many fleets can safely extend oil drain intervals by following OEM recommendations

It’s also important to understand what determines the OEM recommendation and the roles application and idle time play in setting interval limits.

Class 8 truck backlog growing as inventories fall for second time this year

While build dates grew, inventory contracted in November contracted for the first time since January.

Wabco acquires stake in Nikola Motor Company in deal that will accelerate development of safety tech

As part of the deal, Wabco and Nikola agreed to accelerate development of safety technologies specifically designed for electric commercial vehicles, including electronic braking systems (EBS), ...