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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.

Hendrickson debuts new air disc brake wear indicator

Regularly inspecting the thickness of brake pads and rotors maximizes the performance of the air disc brake system.

Monroe intros new gas-charged shocks

New Monroe Magnum shocks, the company says, offer twice the pressure-tube thickness of many competing commercial vehicle shocks.

International adds mid-range diesel to HV Series

International on Tuesday at the World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas unveiled its Mid-Range Diesel (MRD) HV Series, which includes a bridge formula truck ...

Meritor expands king pin offering for Meritor Genuine, Mach product lines

Meritor says the expansion allows the company to offer king pin kits for virtually every commercial vehicle on the road.

Meritor debuts air spring line

The new portfolio includes triple and double convoluted, reversible (rolling lobe) and cab-mount air springs covering 85 percent of the applications.
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Mack adds split-shaft function to mDRIVE HD

Mack Construction Product Manager Tim Wrinkle says the split-shaft functionality offers the benefits of the mDRIVE transmission to customers who require higher PTO power and ...

Haldex partnering with Fras-le on air disk brake products

Haldex Senior Vice President of North America Sales Walt Frankiewicz called Fras-le the "perfect partner" for such a venture.

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.

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.