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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

Fleets seeing benefits of fuel efficiency spec’ing

Aero and efficiency technologies have helped battle back miles per gallon losses caused by EGR engines between 2004 and 2007.

Used truck prices continue decline

Late spring and early summer months could see incremental improvements in demand as lower truck prices lure some buyers off the fence.

Western Star growing marketshare in down truck sales year

Western Star was the last OEM to the table with an aero model truck but trails only big sister Freightliner's Cascadia in terms of efficiency.

Western Star rolling out new off-road package, ‘transformer’ chassis

Fittingly, the company that built the most recent iteration of Optimus Prime also Thursday rolled out a transformer for its heavy-haul customers.

Electric Class 8 truck promises 2,000 hp, 1,200 miles

The majority of the truck's components are being developed by Nikola, but the company turned to Meritor for help in co-designing the industry’s first-ever independent ...

Reefer units get quieter, more efficient

Transportation refrigeration units (TRU) are reaching heights of sophistication that rival the modern tractors that pull them across the highway. And like their truck counterparts, TRUs ...

Want a Nikola One? Get your checkbook ready

Reservations will set you back a fully-refundable $1,500 and NMC says the trucks will be delivered in the order in which they are received.

Mack 13-speed AMT will be standard on Granite models

Sharing an architecture with the standard mDrive HD, the 13-speed model includes reinforced internal components and the same gear ratios for the 12 forward speeds.

LEDs lighting the way to improved road safety

Drop-in LED replacements have become fairly commonplace on trailer brakes and turn signals where frequent bumps and jarring can render rear lamps dark, but they ...

Sagging truck orders ‘will probably get worse before it gets better’

Class 8 orders have annualized to only 190,000 units over the past three months, and activity is expected to remain soft during a traditionally slow ...

Chevy puts $40k sticker price on re-entry into cabover market

The new trucks, based on Isuzu’s N-Series, are offered in regular-cab and crew-cab body styles, with either a 6.0L V-8 gas engine, a 3.0L turbo-diesel ...

Utility Trailer making milestones in the wake of devastation

Glade Spring is the hometown of Leo Shoals, who won the Minor League baseball Triple Crown in 1951 with a then-and-short-lived record of 55 home ...

Is a heavier Class 3 Sprinter on tap?

Considering Mercedes' Sprinter 4x4 and Metris were each brought stateside following European launches, it's not beyond reason to expect Sprinter to offer the heavier Class ...

FMCSA says hundreds of recalled Volvo trucks still unaccounted for

FMCSA is still looking for more than 800 Volvo trucks recalled and subsequently placed out of service over potential steering problems.

Mack unveils 2017 engine lineup, addition of predictive cruise to mDrive

Mack Trucks celebrated Earth Day Friday in Austin, Texas – consistently ranked among the "greenest" cities in the U.S. – by unveiling its greenest engines ...
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