FMCSA Denies ELD Exemption for Small Carriers

FMCSA Denies ELD Exemption for small Carriers

A group representing trucking and other companies with 50 employees or less has been denied an ELD exemption from the FMCSA and their federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. The exemption, filed by the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC), received nearly 2,000 comments after it was posted in June 2018, with the vast majority – roughly 95 percent – in favor of the exemption. However, the Federal Motor Carrier…

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Trump to Ease Drive Time Rules for Truckers

Trump Administration moves to ease truck drive time rules

Truck driver Lucson Francois was forced to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania. He’d reached the maximum number of hours in a day he’s allowed to be on duty. Francois couldn’t leave the truck unattended. So he parked and climbed into the sleeper berth in the back of the cab. Ten hours would have to pass before he could start driving again under current drive…

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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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2017 Thor Motor Coach Challenger Recall

2017 TMC Challenger 37YT Generator Exhaust Recall

Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling certain 2017 Challenger 37YT motorhomes. The exhaust pipe for the onboard gasoline generator may be incorrectly installed or missing completely from the vehicles. CONSEQUENCE: Without a correctly installed generator exhaust pipe, there may be a buildup of carbon monoxide within the interior of the vehicle, increasing the risk of personal injury or death. REMEDY: TMC will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the Challenger…

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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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Samsung & Magellan Partner on ELD Solution

Samsung & Magellan Announce Partnership on ELD Solution for Long & Short Haul Truckers

Samsung Electronics America has partnered with GPS navigation provider Magellan to deliver an ELD-compliant hours-of-service tracking solution for short and long haul trucking. Samsung mobile devices will now be part of Magellan’s fleet management solutions portfolio as part of an agreement between the companies. Magellan’s fleet solutions can be integrated and pre-loaded across a range of Samsung mobile devices, requiring minimal installation for drivers and offering device flexibility for fleets.…

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Automated Commercial Vehicle Webcast April 24

Highly Automated Commercial Vehicle Webcast April 24 Atlanta

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will hold a public listening session to collect comments and information on autonomous truck technology, or what it calls “highly automated commercial vehicles,” at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Workshop in Atlanta on April 24th. They hope to solicit information on issues relating to the design, development, testing, and deployment of HACVs. FCMSA will webcast the entire session to allow for increased viewing and participation for…

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2017 Ford F-450 & F-550 DriveShaft Recall

Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 Superduty vehicles. Operating the vehicle at highway speeds may cause the driveline to vibrate and fracture the driveline components or the transmission. CONSEQUENCE: If the driveline or transmission fractures, the vehicle may lose motive power, increasing the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft and two center bearing brackets, free…

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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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