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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.

July was a record month for trailer orders

U.S. trailer orders for Jul surprised at 28,000 units and have totaled 350,000 units for the past 12 months. 

Teamwork PM: Pre-trip training, follow up critical in uptime goals

High-quality pre- and post-trip inspections can be the difference in addressing major violations before they put a truck out of service.

Improper lubrication leads to premature component failure

a good NLGI 2 Lithium Complex grease can handle most lubrication points except for the trailer wheel ends, which typically require gear oil or an ...

New Volkswagen exec joins Navistar board

Prior to joining the Volkswagen Truck & Bus team in January 2017, Schulz worked as Director of Controlling Operations worldwide at Mercedes-Benz Cars from 2011 through ...

Automatic lube systems aren’t ‘set it and forget it’ solutions

The automation of a manual process can have the unintended side effect of taking a technician's eyes and attention off parts – like slack adjustors ...
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Former Otto co-founder re-enters autonomous trucking

Kodiak Robotics is the three-month-old self-driving truck brainchild of Don Burnette, who before starting Otto was one of the early engineers on Google's self-driving car team, ...

Uber ‘doubling down’ on Uber Freight, Otto co-founder returning to lead it

An Uber spokesperson told CCJ Tuesday that Uber Freight has become one of the company's fastest-growing and most promising businesses over the past year, and ...

Take rates of Class 8 electric semi trucks could hit double digits by 2035

Penetration rates of electric Class 8s are forecasted to hover between 1 and 3 percent through 2025 before more than doubling 5 years later and ...

Test drive: Peterbilt Model 567

The terrain shared by Baja trucks and ATVs and the 90-plus degree heat that came with it provided an aggressive two-mile course not unlike that ...

July truck orders set new all-time high

Don Ake, FTR vice president of commercial vehicles, says fleets are anxious to get new trucks but supply is limited.

Uber’s puzzling and brief ride through autonomous trucking

While it wasn’t all that visually appealing – like a virtual reality helmet for your truck cab – I was a believer in the system ...

UPS agrees to help develop, test new Thor electric delivery truck

Thor Trucks CEO and co-founder Dakota Semler says the chance to work with UPS is valuable opportunity for his company to gain insight into what ...

Uber shuttering its self-driving truck unit

In an emailed statement provided to media outlets, the head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group Eric Meyhofer says shuttering its trucking division will allow the company ...

Workhorse electric van showcasing fuel efficiency equivalent of up to 75 mpg

The N-GEN, among the first commercial electric trucks to go through real-world trials in the U.S., is demonstrating a fuel efficiency equivalent (mpge) of 40 ...

Cooling system killers: Time and duty cycle

Older systems used to leak, which would create a natural replenishment as users topped off to keep the system full.