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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

Continental debuts new heavy-duty belt

Continental introduced its new Extreme Duty Poly-V belt at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas Monday. Tom Lee, Continental’s marketing manager for North American aftermarket products, says ...

2016 trailer orders fall from 2015 levels

The year closed strong with December dry van orders jumping 26 percent year-over-year.

Truck sales close 2016 just under 250,000 units

The North American Class 8 retail sales forecast was widely revised as many as three times last year, down from 260,000 units to 250,000 to ...

Used truck values dropped more than 20% last year

Last year's annual losses translate to an overall monthly loss of about 2.5 percent, beating J.D. Power and Associates' early estimate of 3 to 5 ...

Waitin’ for a Superman

For Volkswagen, effectively lying to the EPA came with a 75 percent premium versus Takata's exploding airbag that could send shrapnel flying inside affected vehicles ...

ATA’s Spear to serve on autonomous vehicle steering committee

American Trucking Association President and CEO Chris Spear will sit on a newly established U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) committee aimed at the guiding the ...

Trailer efficiency benefits mandated by Phase 2 can be compounded

The credit for TPMS is lower because, unlike ATIS, TPMS doesn’t make the pressure adjustment as it’s needed.

December truck orders bode well for early 2017

Growing backlogs signal that "the worst should be behind us for now," according to FTR.

Managing uptime: Selecting an aftermarket partner

A fully staffed service bay is of no benefit if it takes days or weeks to find needed parts.

Report: Sales of electrified powertrain trucks set to balloon over the next decade

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global annual electrified powertrain medium and heavy duty truck sales are expected to grow from about 31,000 ...

Eaton making FLEX reman transmissions available in Canada

Eaton is making its lineup of FLEX Reman transmissions available in Canada as of Jan. 1.

Managing uptime: Letting a vendor manage your parts inventory

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) transfers the burden of having the parts ready to the supplier.

Price isn’t the only difference between recycled, reconditioned and reman parts

Recycled parts are generally the cheapest option but in most cases they offer the shortest lifecycle.

Uncertainty, predictions for 2017 center on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

The University of Alabama's hit-to-miss ratio on its Educated Guesses is about as consistent as a March Madness bracket.

Wheel care key to safety, extended life

Wheels rarely get the same depth of maintenance attention as tires, but they are just as important.