2013-2017 Hino Trucks Clutch Drum Recall

Hino Trucks Clutch Drum Spline Recall Notice

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling certain 2013-2017 XFC710L, XFC720L, XFC730L, and XFC740L vehicles. The clutch drum spline of the front module of the Hybrid Vehicle (HV) motor may wear out. CONSEQUENCE: If the clutch drum spline wears out, the vehicle will lose the ability to move under its own power, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: The Manufacturer will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch…

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Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Rental Trucks with Collision Avoidance

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes its standard spec on commercial tractors within its rental fleet. “These added vehicle features underscore our commitment to over-the-road safety for our commercial truck rental customers and their drivers,” said Don Mikes, senior vice president of rental at Penske. “These systems can help commercial drivers avoid collisions and the braking system provides additional stopping power when needed.” Penske has…

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ELD Mandate May Cost Fleets 15-20% More

ELD Government Mandate Rules

Large fleets that have adopted electronic logging devices (ELD’s) in recent years learned that productivity dropped, said Todd Amen, president of owner-operator financial services provider ATBS. “You lose 10 to 20 percent of your ability to run miles,” said Amen, on Friday at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Most small fleets and independent owner-operators will wait until late 2017 to comply with the mandate, which takes effect in December…

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Kenworth’s New Light Weight T680 Truck

Kenworth T680 Light Weight Class 8 Commercial Truck

Lightweight is the holy grail of most bulk haulers, who can often convert a pound cut from vehicle weight directly to payload, be it grain, gravel, chemicals and food-grade liquids, or building materials. Kenworth recently showed off a T680 sleeper-cab tractor that scaled at 14,200 pounds (not counting fuel), according to hosts at a ride-and-drive event staged at their headquarters plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. As with any lightweight specification, saving…

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