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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

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. 

Questions, needs surround electrification’s entry into trucking

Electrification has hit trucking like a tidal wave with notable debuts of tractors from the likes of Cummins, Fuso and Tesla last year. But just like ...

Extending oil drain intervals can disrupt PM schedules

When extending oil drain intervals, it’s critical fleets evaluate their preventive maintenance schedules to avoid skipping other PMs performed on the same cycle.

Implementing an oil analysis program in 3 easy steps

Engine oil drains should be extended gradually, driven by the results of oil samples taken at regular intervals.

Used truck sales improving but values still lag 2016 levels

Class 8 same dealer used truck sales dropped 17 percent last month according to ACT Research.

Experts find many fleets can safely extend oil drain intervals by following OEM recommendations

It’s also important to understand what determines the OEM recommendation and the roles application and idle time play in setting interval limits.

Class 8 truck backlog growing as inventories fall for second time this year

While build dates grew, inventory contracted in November contracted for the first time since January.

Wabco acquires stake in Nikola Motor Company in deal that will accelerate development of safety tech

As part of the deal, Wabco and Nikola agreed to accelerate development of safety technologies specifically designed for electric commercial vehicles, including electronic braking systems (EBS), ...

Tesla books 125 truck order from UPS

UPS brings the total of known Tesla trucks on the order books to about 400 since the tractor debuted just more than a month ago. ...

Navistar posts second straight positive quarter, closes year in the black for first time in 6 years

The fourth quarter this year – Navistar's second consecutive profitable quarter – represents a swing of $169 million dollars compared to 2016.

New electric truck OEM poised to enter the market with 300 mile range truck featuring ‘swappable’ batteries

By targeting customers who return to base at the end of the day, Thor will rely on the charging capabilities at the fleet-level versus attempting ...

Automatic emergency braking is the next generation of driver assist technologies

Last year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reached an agreement with most prominent U.S. automakers that will make automatic emergency braking (AEB) a standard feature on all new ...

Test drives: a year in review

In 2017, I logged 62,781 air miles en route to trucking events across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and many of those miles were ticked en ...

PepsiCo latest to place order for Tesla Semi

Reuters says PepsiCo expects to use the Tesla trucks for shipments of snacks and drinks between manufacturing and distribution points, then to retailers retailers within ...

Anheuser-Busch places order for Tesla Semi

The 40 semi-trucks, one of Tesla’s largest reported pre-orders, will be fully electric-powered and equipped with autonomous driving capabilities.