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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

Test drive: International RH Series

International's A26 engine weighs just under 3000 pounds, the lightest in the class of 11-13 liters.

Delo nationwide tour will spotlight innovations in trucking

Love’s Travel Stops will host 19 events all over the country.

Truck orders bounce back in June

Fleets are ordering to fill out their remaining requirements for the second half of the year

Incentivizing drivers for better CSA scores

Offering financial buy-in to the drivers can save far more than it costs in the long run.

Getting maintenance and drivers on the same page

Transervice Vice President of Maintenance Taki Darakos says his maintenance personnel regularly participates in driver safety meetings, detailing any truck spec changes and setting up ...

Putting the brakes on CSA brake violations

Brakes can fail or fall out of compliance at any given time, but a proper and thorough pre-trip inspection is a fleet’s first line of ...

Prospects of electric tractor more flip-phone than iPhone

The pace of innovation in trucking is always going to ebb and flow with the price of every fleet’s single largest expense.

Navistar makes top-level management changes

Navistar on Wednesday named Michael Cancelliere president of Truck and Parts, replacing Bill Kozek, who will assume a planning role focused on emerging industry opportunities. The move ...

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.

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 ...