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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

Test drive: Mack Anthem

After more than a decade on the highway, Mack's Pinnacle tractor will yield its position as the company's flagship long-haul truck next model year. Anthem – ...

Nikola taps Bosch in development of Class 8 truck powertrain electrification systems

The overall vehicle controls will also be jointly developed based upon Bosch’s vehicle control software and hardware.

Spec’ing used trucks for resale

From CCJ's Time to Sell feature on the state of the used truck market: Companies seeking the best returns from the sale of used equipment ...

Mack updates Pinnacle, Granite with ‘automotive’ feel

Pinnacle axle back models are being replaced by the Anthem tractor and will not be updated before being shelved at year's end.

Mack debuts new on-highway tractor

The truck's model name, Anthem, is an homage to the company itself, which builds all its North American trucks in the Lower Macungie Township, Penn. ...

International revamping LoneStar tractor

Navistar aims to make its LoneStar tractor timeless but modern.

Time to Sell: Spec’ing trucks for resale

When spec’ing new tractors for a specific application, fleet managers must run a litany of cost-benefit analyses and return-on-investment calculations to maximize the truck’s contribution ...

Test drive: Volvo’s refreshed VNL

The VNL gets a new look for the 2019 model year, borrowing several design cues from its VNR regional-haul sister, which was introduced earlier this ...

The importance of a tire casing management program

Things like running the correct air pressure for the load carried, alignment, tire mating, reasonable pull points, and quality repairs all play a role in ...

Cummins readies rollout of X Series engine expansion

Cummins’ 12 liter X12 engine will join the lineup next year, targeting vocational, regional and bulk haul weight sensitive applications.

Cummins unveils electric tractor concept

The demonstrator truck features a maximum GVWR of 75,000 pounds and a payload capacity of 44,000 pounds.

Maintenance is key to air spring longevity

Thanks to their position under the truck, air springs can accumulate seasons of road grime and sludge.

Paccar completes powertrain integration, intros new 12-speed transmission

At its launch, the Paccar Automated Transmission will be available matched only to the MX-13 engine. 

Test drive: Paccar’s 12-speed automated transmission

Rated at 1,850 lb. ft. of torque and 110,000 GCVW, the 12-speed transmission isn’t a manual design with automated components.

Test drive: ZF’s electrically assisted hydraulic steering system

ReAx initially launched in 2006 in the RV segment and was marketed to help non-professional drivers drive large vehicles.
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