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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

Truck orders predictably slide as demand remains at record levels

North American Class 8 orders for the past twelve months total 368,000 units, according to FTR.

Tesla boss Musk touts Semi range could top 600 miles, says ‘about 2,000’ are on order

Tesla has yet to confirm the number of Tesla Semis on order since books opened late last year, however Musk pegged that number at about ...

Nikola suing Tesla over tractor design patent infringement claims

The suit requests a jury trial. 

Convoy adds instant bid function into freight-finding app

Carriers can find the new feature under "Offers" inside the Convoy app.

San Diego autonomous start-up logging Level 4 test miles

The company's goal is to deploy a system that allows fleets to travel autonomously dock-to-dock, bypassing needing a driver – either in-cab or remotely – ...

Volkswagen pumps the brakes on Navistar takeover bid talk

According to a filing sent to the SEC Wednesday, and signed by VW T&B boss Andreas Renschler, Volkswagen "is not reporting any changes to its plans ...

California leasing operation TCI Transportation ordering 50 Tesla Semis

TCI Co-President Andrew Flynn said some of the company's leasing customers have already spoken for some of the units upon arrival.

Nikola set to return deposits for hydrogen tractor, waives deposit requirement on future orders

Reservation holders for Nikola Motor Company's hydrogen-electric Nikola One tractor are about to receive the equivalent of an income tax refund. Company founder and CEO Trevor ...

March truck order levels rank in Top 3 all-time

Orders for the first quarter of 2018 were the largest totals of any quarter in history.

Chevy’s new HD trucks take design cue from Z/28

The chrome outline of a traditional Chevrolet bowtie with the center removed, the flowtie allows increased airflow to the engine which Design Manager Kevin O’Donnell ...

Ryder debuts truck and asset sharing platform

Ryder telematics data suggests approximately 25 percent of the more than 8 million commercial vehicles on U.S. roads today regularly sit idle for more than one ...

Convoy announces nationwide rollout, new driver-friendly features in app

For drivers trapped at the dock waiting for their shipper, Convoy is rolling out Automated Detention.