Jason Cannon (HWT)Jason Cannon is the Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. He has a Class A CDL and is a graduate of the Porsche Sport Driving School. Reach him at [email protected].TrucksFinal-mile still soaring as other trucking segments dropLong-haul freight and commercial business-to-business (B2B) volumes dropped as retailers closed physical locations to combat the spread of COVID-19, but business-to-consumer (B2C) volume and residential deliveries soared on the strength of homebound shoppers locked in by local and state government. Prior to the pandemic, about 8% of truck trips were considered “local” at less than 100 miles, […]August 5, 2020TrucksWorkhorse all-electric van heading to RyderWorkhorse will begin rollout of its all-electric step van this month through Ryder System. Ryder will place the first group of Workhorse C-1000 vehicles through its peer-to-peer truck sharing platform, COOP, which connects fleet managers to businesses seeking to rent vehicles. Additional units will be placed with Ryder’s ChoiceLease and SelectCare lines. “COOP is the perfect launch platform […]July 14, 2020VocationalTire test: Toyo Open County A/T IIIThe first real-world stress test for this set of rubber came rather unexpectedly.July 14, 2020TrucksBe prepared: Operation Safe Driver Week set for July 12-18Law enforcement will be paying closer attention to unsafe driving behaviors of both truck and car drivers July 12-18 as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week. Next week’s push marks the first – and one of the largest – organized enforcement campaigns since the coronavirus pandemic cancelled CVSA’s annual […]July 8, 2020ProductsKnow when to use oil additivesAftermarket additives are a popular off-the-shelf item at truck stops and parts counters, but many of the necessary additives already are formulated in the diesel engine oils directly from the supplier. “Engine oil absolutely has to have additives in it,” said Stede Granger, technical services manager for Shell Lubricants. Granger said engine oil basically consists […]May 27, 2020VocationalNavistar aims to replace defective A26 engines and issue alert prior to failureNavistar recently filed notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concerning a defective or noncompliant component on its A26 engine, which could result in complete engine failure in nearly 4,500 affected trucks in the United States. Navistar has pledged to outright replace any engines that exhibit the signs of the potential defect, which […]May 20, 2020TrucksTrucking’s ‘new normal’ with PPE and increased sanitationAs COVID-19 spread across the country, businesses that couldn’t work from home scrambled to develop plans to keep employees safe from the pandemic and offices germ-free. Personal protective equipment (PPE) was the first line of defense for essential workers, including truck drivers, and 85% of fleets that responded to a recent CCJ survey measuring the coronavirus’ impact […]May 13, 2020TrucksTesla delays Semi production againProduction on Tesla’s long-awaited electric Semi has been delayed for the second time since its November 2017 unveiling. The company’s earnings report, released yesterday afternoon, contained mostly positive news – unless you are a Semi reservation holder. As the carmaker presses forward on its Model 3 and ramps up production on new consumer crossover darling […]May 6, 2020Utility TrucksChlorine dioxide fumigation used to sanitize trucksThe Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) S.4 Cab & Controls Study Group is charged with helping “improve the design and maintenance of cab components and systems to enhance the driver’s ability to properly, comfortably and economically operate highway vehicles,” but they just might play a front-line role in keeping the trucking industry safe from the […]April 1, 2020PickupsCummins pauses pickup engine production as coronavirus batters automakersFiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA's), a key Cummins customer, shutdown its pickup assembly until at least the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic.March 20, 2020Previous PagePage 3 of 139Next PageTop StoriesPickup TrucksFord Reduces Production of No.1 Selling Electric PickupFord expects continued growth in global EV sales in 2024, though less than previously anticipated.VansRam confirms its first EV will be ProMaster commercial vanPickup TrucksNew electric pickup concept debuts at CESTrucksGM, Autocar ink deal for hydrogen fuel cell HD trucksTrucksWhat’s New in 2024 for Chevy's Silverado 1500 Pickup?