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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

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), ...

Tesla books 125 truck order from UPS

UPS brings the total of known Tesla trucks on the order books to about 400 since the tractor debuted just more than a month ago. ...

Navistar posts second straight positive quarter, closes year in the black for first time in 6 years

The fourth quarter this year – Navistar's second consecutive profitable quarter – represents a swing of $169 million dollars compared to 2016.

New electric truck OEM poised to enter the market with 300 mile range truck featuring ‘swappable’ batteries

By targeting customers who return to base at the end of the day, Thor will rely on the charging capabilities at the fleet-level versus attempting ...

Automatic emergency braking is the next generation of driver assist technologies

Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reached an agreement with most prominent U.S. automakers that will make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new ...

Test drives: a year in review

In 2017, I logged 62,781 air miles en route to trucking events across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and many of those miles were ticked en ...

PepsiCo latest to place order for Tesla Semi

Reuters says PepsiCo expects to use the Tesla trucks for shipments of snacks and drinks between manufacturing and distribution points, then to retailers retailers within ...

Anheuser-Busch places order for Tesla Semi

The 40 semi-trucks, one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities.

Western Star gets new division boss

David Carson, currently president of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC), has been appointed president of Western Star Trucks and chief diversity officer of Daimler Trucks ...

Truck orders pass 30K units in back-to-back months

North American Class 8 orders for the past twelve months have now totaled 274,000 units.

Alkane Truck Company moves toward launch of electric truck

Both parties say they have agreed to provide evLabs the opportunity to become the Alkane Logistics Manager and Certified Assembler of its new product line ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Drivers often need coaching to play a role in fuel savings

Drivers – specifically their right foot – play a significant role in fuel consumption, but many fleets lack the level of detail needed to coach ...

Riding the strength of Mexican truck market, Daimler bracing for emerging cabover preference

Truck exportation represents 6.3 percent of Mexico's Gross Domestic Product.