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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

Communication, follow up key in dropping CSA scores

Pre- and post-trip inspections are critical to CSA score success, but consider making driver training a function of maintenance versus safety.

Next-generation truck OEMs look to build a footprint through partnerships

Note: This is the third and final of a three-part series that explores the emergence of a new generation of truck manufacturer. Part one, "The ...

New truck OEMs working to carve out their niche

Note: This is the second of a three-part series that explores the emergence of a new generation of truck manufacturer. Part one, "The rise of ...

The rise of the next-generation truck OEM

Note: This is the first in a three-part series that explores the emergence of a new generation of truck manufacturer. The remaining two installments will ...

No magic bullet for trailer aerodynamics

We’ll eventually run out of things to hang on a trailer, right?

Improving freight conditions push truck orders to highest level in nearly 3 years

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma exacerbated an already tight truck market.

Test drive: Chanje electric powertrain cargo van

The liquid-cooled dual motor system makes the equivalent of about 198 hp and 564 lb.-ft. of torque.

Phase 2 trailer efficiency regs shelved

In April, TTMA requested the trailer initiative be paused, and questioned the EPA's authority to regulate trailers under the Clean Air Act sine the act ...
Trucking's Future Now - Infrastructure - Inspections on Computer

The future of truck maintenance, mobility and infrastructure

In the event of an accident, who assumes the liability of a truck that doesn’t have a human behind is muddled.

Peterbilt seeking ‘SuperFan’ to celebrate, give away one-millionth truck

One finalist will be selected as the top SuperFan and will be presented with the keys to the milestone one-millionth tractor.

Test drive: Mack’s refreshed, driver-focused Pinnacle

Pinnacle axle back models are being replaced by the Anthem tractor so, going forward, Pinnacle axle forward models will simply be referred to as Pinnacle.

Digitizing the trade transaction: the ‘next big thing’ in trucking

With each passing technological innovation, carriers argue about who most benefits from them.

Electric van upstart readies deployment of smart charging platform

The fleet operating system Chanje plans to deploy with the eMotorWerks JuiceNet platform employs automated, multi-tiered control algorithms and load balancing to allow multiple charging ...

Fuso first to showcase heavy-duty, electric on-highway truck

While parts of the trucking world wait for the twice-delayed debut of Tesla's electric truck, Fuso on Wednesday beat them to the punch. A division of ...

Connectivity a key component in the future of trucking

Sandeep Kar, chief strategy officer at Fleet Complete, a global commercial vehicle telematics and Internet of Things firm, says a truck will never be fully ...