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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

Trailer orders slide for sixth consecutive month, but order boost looms

The market has entered traditionally slow-order summer months and FTR says trailer production has held up fairly well despite some late supplier deliveries. 

Test drive: International MV Series

Tooling around urban areas at low speeds doesn't yield the same same benefit and as such, the basic design of International's small vocational entry hasn't ...

Tire pressure systems can extend truck and trailer tread life

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), approximately 7 percent of all tires are under-inflated by at least 20 PSI, and only 44 ...

Test drive: International HV

With the HV, International is targeting lighter-duty vocational applications that don't need the brawn of an HX and want some of the comfort and finesse ...

June truck orders hit record high

Heavy truck orders have exceeded 40,000 units in four of the six months this year.

You don’t have to buy an electric truck to drive an electrified one

A traditional 12-volt power system can neither support nor facilitate a wide adaption of formerly-mechanically-driven-but-now-electrically-powered components but the conversation about a 48-volt power system gets ...

Cummins acquiring electric, hybrid powertrain provider

Cummins continued its quest to be a player in truck electrification Monday, announcing the acquisition of Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., a designer and producer hybrid ...

ZF showcases the electrified, autonomous future of transportation

If there's a heavy truck segment leading the charge toward electrification and autonomy it's the terminal tractor. Wednesday, during Technology Day at its Friedrichshafen, Germany, ...

Avoiding the hot weather pitfalls that are detrimental to battery life

Despite that a truck’s batteries operate nearly every major component on the vehicle, barely half of all fleets – just 54 percent – admit to ...

Goodyear adds new steer tire to its Endurance commercial line

The new tire will phase out the three-layer tread compound used in the G399A tire in favor of a dual-layer tread.

UPS ordering 400 CNG trucks from Freightliner, Kenworth

The initiative will help UPS reach its 2020 goal of one in four new vehicles purchased being an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle.

Mack adds more efficient MP8 and aerodynamic options for Anthem tractor

Mack says Anthems equipped with the MP8HE engine and HE+ package deliver up to a 9.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and achieve the U.S. ...

There’s more to green transportation than just electric trucks

It’s important to note that no green energy solution – be it clean diesel, electricity or natural gas – is 100-percent green.

Daimler plans Automated Truck Research and Development Center near Portland

Engineers in Oregon will lean on resources from Daimler Trucks locations in Stuttgart, Germany and Bangalore, India, stitching together a global network of engineers dedicated ...