Freightliner MotorHome Chassis Brake Recall

Freightliner RV Chassis Recall

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) XCM, XCR, and XCL motorhome chassis manufactured December 21, 2012, to December 22, 2015. On certain motorhome chassis built with a heavier, adjustable, straight foot pedal, the brake activation signal to certain towed devices may not deactivate when the motorhome service brakes are released. CONSEQUENCE: If the brake activation signal to a towed device…

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2014-2017 FreightLiner Front Wheel Hub Recall

FreightLiner Business Class M2 Truck

Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2014-2017 Freightliner M2 Business Class, 108 SD, 114 SD, Cascadia, Coronado, Western Star 4700, 4800, and 5700 XE trucks manufactured March 15, 2013, to July 29, 2016 and equipped with Conmet aluminum non-high capacity hubs. These vehicles specify a front axle weight limit that may be greater than that of the hub capacity. As a result, the hub may…

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GoodYear & TireCo Commercial Tire Recall

GoodYear TireCo Commercial Tire Recall Alert

Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced two Commercial Motor Vehicle Tire recalls from GoodYear and TireCo. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. of Akron, OH, is recalling about 1,650 of its G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, curing press ID A6L and A6R. The tires were manufactured Jan. 24 to May 28 in Danville, VA, the NHTSA said. Incomplete adhesion may cause tread separation of the tire while it is being used, possibly causing…

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2017 Cascadia Most Connected Truck Ever

Fuel efficiency, connectivity, and safety are the hallmarks of the newest Freightliner Cascadia. In Daimler’s announcement of the new Freightliner flagship, the company said Daimler Trucks is the biggest truck producer in the United States and Canada. The newest model has also a significantly reduced cost of ownership. A combination of aerodynamic shape and powertrain components have improved fuel efficiency up to 8 percent over the company’s previous headliner, the 2016…

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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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