2017 Freightliner & Western Star Trucks Recall

2017 Western Star 5700 Trucks Recall Notice

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks built with NFD tandem rear axles. During the hardening process, the axle assembly output shaft may have been made brittle, possibly resulting in the output shaft fracturing while the vehicle is in use. CONSEQUENCE: If output shaft fractures while descending a grade, the compression braking will be ineffective. Additionally, large debris may land…

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USDOJ Sues Fiat Chrysler Over Diesel Emissions

U.S. Department of Justice Sues Fiat Chrysler over EcoDiesel Emissions Scandal

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Fiat Chrysler America (FCA), alleging that some of its Dodge Ram Diesel Pickup Trucks and Jeep SUVs are cheating on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the government marks the second time the D.O.J. has gone after an automaker alleging use of software on diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution on the road than during Environmental Protection Agency lab…

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KeepTruckin Gets $18M in Series B Funding

KeepTrucking Received $18M in Series B Funding

E-log and small fleet dispatch software provider KeepTruckin is planning its next moves following an additional $18 million in Series B funding, led by Scale Venture Partners and existing investors GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Index Ventures. The infusion will allow the company, which started as a smartphone-based logging platform in 2013, to take its current electronic logging device and small fleet management platform to another level. “If we are successful in bringing…

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Idle Free Electric Truck Stop Testing To Start

Duke Energy Anti Idle Electric Truck Stop

A Duke Energy project to fund electrification at a North Carolina truck stop is projected to save 25,000 gallons of truck fuel annually due to not having to idle. Big Boy’s Truck Stop in the town of Kenly, will soon have 24 truck electrification stations where drivers can pay to plug in their vehicles, offering an economical way to provide electricity and hot or cold air during overnight stays that avoids…

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Chrysler to Modify 100,000 Diesel Engines

Chrysler must Modify Diesel Engines to meet emissions after EPA and Justice Department Investigation

Fiat Chrysler said on Friday that it would modify around 100,000 diesel vehicles to try to reach a settlement with United States regulators, as separate academic studies provided mounting evidence that the carmaker had installed software meant to evade emissions standards. The move came a day after the company said it was in talks to resolve a Justice Department investigation. The case bears striking similarities to a Volkswagen scandal in…

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Uber Freight Launches for Commercial Drivers

Uber Freight Launches For Trucking Companies and Owner-Operator Truck Drivers

Uber Freight is a new service from the ride hailing company that pairs up trucking companies, including independent operator truck drivers, with loads that need to be hauled from one place to another. The app looks a lot like the main Uber app, but it’s targeted towards vetted and approved drivers, who can browse for nearby available loads, see destination info, distance required and payment upfront and then tap to…

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Volvo Testing Self-Driving Refuse Truck in Sweden

Volvo Tests Self-Driving Garbage Truck

Could garbage collection be handled by robotic vehicles? That’s the question Volvo Trucks is looking to answer as it tests out a self-driving garbage truck in Sweden. The truck company has a venture with Swedish waste management company Renova to learn how autonomous refuse vehicles can improve safety, make trash collection more efficient and reduce driver injury. “Driving a heavy commercial vehicle in an urban residential area with narrow streets and…

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Baker College Gets Paccar MX-13 Engine Donated

Paccar MX13 Diesel Engine Donated to Vocational School

Baker College’s Auto/Diesel Institute (ADI) of Michigan has been given a $51,558 PACCAR MX-13 diesel truck engine, a donation from Berger Dealer Group, of Dearborn, Mich., to enable engine-specific technician training. Berger also donated the specialized tools, software and related manuals to service the engine. PACCAR engines are designed for optimized performance, weight savings and durability in Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF Trucks. The 12.9L PACCAR MX-13 is PACCAR’s largest heavy-duty…

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Garmin FMCSA Compliant ELD Solution OBD

Garmin FMCSA Compliant ELD Solution OBD Port Connection

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Garmin eLog Compliant ELD – a sleek, easy-to-use, hours-of-service (HOS) electronic logging device (ELD) designed to be used by drivers who are currently required to prepare HOS records of duty status (RODS) in compliance with recent amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD mandate. The Garmin eLog is easy to install and setup and…

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Chrysler Recalls Over 1 Million Ram Trucks

Chrysler Recalls More Than 1 Million 2013 - 2016 Dodge Ram Trucks

Chrysler (FCA US LLC) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ram 1500, 2500 Trucks, and 2014-2016 Ram 3500 vehicles. Certain driving conditions, such as driving off-road or debris striking the vehicle may cause the roll rate sensor to trigger a fault within the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC). If this fault occurs, the rollover side curtain air bag and the seat belt pretensioner will be disabled from deploying. CONSEQUENCE: If the…

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