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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

Truck order cancellations hit 20 year high

October's cancellations reflect a decline in the trucking industry as a whole that dates back to late last year.

Key words in collision mitigation

Collision avoidance technology goes by a lot of names, but what do they all mean?

Leaning on reliable technology

One of the biggest mistakes a fleet can make, Hummer says, is throwing money at driver friendly features and failing to adequately maintain them. He installs ...

Building a home away from home

In the quest to find and keep drivers, Hummer says it’s important for truck specs to reflect that when the truck isn’t rolling on the ...

Quieter ride & the passenger car mentality

Noise reduction has also been a focus in the building of new trucks. Freightliner’s 2018 Cascadia features an upper door seal and 3M’s Thinsulate insulation technology ...

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Boosting ergonomics

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) partnered with Teague, a designer of Boeing airplane interiors, to help develop the interior of the new Cascadia on lighting, ...

Less wear and tear

Fleets looking to improve their bottom line and embrace comforts have gravitated toward automated manual transmissions. So much so that 85 percent of all new ...

Detroit adds PTO option to DT12 for bulk haul

This year, Detroit's DT12 has been spec'd on approximately 65 percent of all ordered Cascadia and approximately 85 percent of the 5700XE.

ATA Road Team drivers voice top driver concerns, weigh in on what drivers want

Both panelists agree that the lack of truck parking is a top concern.

Flexibility, understanding why techs leave key to solving shortage

Top earning automotive techs can earn nearly $100,000 within 8 years, but it can take trucking techs almost twice that long to see that kind ...

First impressions key to improving driver onboarding

A well planned and thoughtful onboarding process can help get drivers to stay.

Mack, Volvo use Certified Uptime Centers to slash downtime

Mack Certified Uptime Centers were introduced in late 2015 while Volvo Trucks launched its Certified Uptime Center process earlier this year.

Class 8 truck orders hold near 14k units as freight markets stabilize

The expectation is that medium-sized and smaller fleets will wait until after the election to place most of their initial 2017 orders.

The quest for a CDL Part VII: Well …

The test that was supposed to take two hours took about four.
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