Kenworth & Peterbilt Transmission Software Update

Eaton-Fuller Transmission Software Update

PACCAR Incorporated (PACCAR) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks, all equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. The display software that indicates which transmission gear the driver selected may display incorrectly. The display can indicate ‘N’ when the shifter is set into ‘D’ or ‘R’, and the as a result, the truck…

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DTNA Recalls 436k Freightliner & Western Star Trucks

DTNA Western Star & Freightliner Truck Recall Notice

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC ( DTNA ) is recalling certain 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia, Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700, and 6900 trucks. After hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with a light application of the brake pedal. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake lights fail to illuminate, there would not be a signal to other motorists that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk…

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Hino Truck Connecting Rod Wrist Pin Bushing Recall

Hino Trucks Connnecting Rod Wrist Pin Bushing Recall

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. (Hino) is recalling certain 2011-2012 NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J trucks. The engines have a wrist pin bushings in the connecting rod that may shift and cause excessive cylinder wear. CONSEQUENCE: Excessive wear of the cylinders due to the connecting rod rubbing can result in engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is…

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Bosch to Supply Nikola Electric Powertrains

Bosch to Supply Nikola Hydrogen Electric PowerTrain

Nikola Motor Co. and parts supply company Bosch will jointly develop powertrain systems for the Nikola One and Nikola Two, hydrogen-electric Class 8 semi-trucks scheduled to reach the market by 2021, the companies announced Tuesday. Separately, Nikola confirmed that the trucking startup completed a $110 million funding round in late June to bring its total to $900 million. Under the powertrain agreement, Bosch will supply Nikola with its eAxle technology that houses…

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DriveWyze CA Weigh Station Bypass Service

Drivewyze to operate Weigh Station Bypass Service in CA

Drivewyze has announced that it has been awarded the contract to operate its Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service in California. The company is working to install its service with existing weigh-in-motion scales, underway at 37 locations where the state has chosen to operate bypass services. Drivewyze expects the service to be fully operational in the state within 60 days. The 37 sites supporting PreClear are located on many of…

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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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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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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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Mack TerraPro Truck Alternator Cable Recall

Mack Truck LR & TerraPro Alternator Cable Recall

Mack Trucks, Inc. (Mack) is recalling certain 2015-2018 LR and 2011-2018 TerraPro (LEU and MRU) trucks. The alternator cable may be insufficiently thick to handle the current, and, as a result, may overheat. CONSEQUENCE: If the alternator cable overheats, it would increase the risk of a fire. REMEDY: Mack will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 16,…

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