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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

Auto safety advocates want autonomous tech off the road

The letter was sent to Obama as the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) prepare to issue as early as ...

International adds predictive cruise to on-highway trucks

International says its predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and updated commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to ...

Class 8 truck demand exceeds supply for second time this year

Demand for Class 8 trucks rose faster than supply in June for only the second time this year.

Localization of trucking giving rise to daycabs, smaller engines

In some cases, the flexibility offered by a big sleeper makes a lot of sense but to some customers, the efficiency gains from smaller lighter ...

Can’t shrink your truck? How about your engine?

Just like the 13 liter began to chip away at share held by the 15 liter, Anthony Gansle, Peterbilt’s on-highway marketing manager, says Paccar’s 11 ...

The quest for a CDL Part III: I’m healthy, I swear

I'm pretty much in the homestretch of studying for the permit portion of my CDL test.

Heavy, medium truck orders slide to four-year low

Class 8 truck orders dropped to 13,100 units last month, while Class 5-7 orders totaled just 15,200 units according to ACT Research.

Volkswagen settlement includes billions of dollars to get cleaner trucks on the road

Volkswagen's contribution to the Environmental Protection Agency-funded DERA was agreed to, in part, because the company acknowledges that not all of its diesel engines can ...

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Upstart Alkane Truck Company adds gasoline option to Class 7 line

Alkane's PSI 8.8 liter V8 engine is certified to run propane, CNG or gasoline.

Hino hits 50,000 truck milestone

Hino Trucks celebrated this week the production of its 50,000th Hino truck at its Williamstown, W.Va., plant.

Test drive: Volvo’s new 14 speed I-Shift AMT with crawler gears

The company believes so heavily in the future of shiftless driving that it is targeting growth opportunity in heavy haul and vocational segments by including ...

Used truck sales, prices continue free fall

The average price of used Class 8 trucks remained flat month-over-month, while average age climbed in May and mileage improved, dropping month-over-month, year-over-year, and year-to-date.

Report suggests proprietary engines on the rise, diesel fuel will lose marketshare in next 5 years

ACT’s senior partner and general manager, Ken Vieth, forecasts captive engines will gain in market share into 2021, as in-house models increase and displacements are ...

Cracking the ‘pencil whip’: Developing and managing pre-trip inspections

The top violations during CSA roadside inspections are generally lights, tires and brakes, each of which can be spotted during a quality pre-trip inspection before ...