International MV HV DuraStar WorkStar ECM Recall

International MV HX DuraStar WorkStar ECM Recall

Navistar, Inc. is issuing an ECM Recall for certain 2019-2021 International MV, 2020-2021 International HV, 2014-2020 International DuraStar and 2015-2018 International WorkStar vehicles. When the parking brake is applied and the automatic transmission is still in the drive or reverse position and the stationary PTO switch is engaged by the operator, the engine may rev and overcome the parking brake’s ability to keep the vehicle from moving. Remedy Navistar will…

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Isuzu FTR Chevy 6500XD Starter Recall

Isuzu FTR Chevy 6500XD Starter Recall

Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc. (Isuzu) is recalling certain 2018-2021 FTR and Chevrolet 6500XD vehicles for a Starter Recall Issue. The ground cable connecting the starter motor to the vehicle frame may break at the starter-side eyelet, resulting in an engine no-crank or slow-crank condition, causing the vehicle not to start. Remedy Isuzu and Chevrolet will notify their respective owners and dealers about this Starter Recall to replace the…

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2019-2021 Thor Hurricane WindSport Recall

2019-2021 Thor Hurricane Windsport Recall Notice

Thor Motor Coach (Thor) is recalling certain 2019-2021 Hurricane and Windsport motorhomes, models 27B, 29M, 32T, 33X, 34J, 34R and 35M. The Hurricance and Windsport recall is due to electronic control center circuit board may be damaged from voltages over 17 volts or a reverse polarity situation. Remedy Thor will notify owners regarding this Hurricane and Windsport Recall, and dealers will add an additional circuit module to the existing component…

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Technician Shortage Increasing Labor Rates

Commerical Truck Technician Shortage Leads to Increasing Shop Labor Rates

The Heavy Duty Truck maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as those working the technician positions in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater numbers than those replacing them, causing the unintended consequence of higher shop labor rates. “The key differences impacting maintenance costs today are skilled labor shortages combined with advancements in vehicle technology. Employees with advanced technical skills are becoming more difficult to find…

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Bendix Unveils New Truck Information Site

Bendix Launches New Online Trucking Industry Resource

Bendix has launched a new center of commercial vehicle information at its website safertrucks.com, centered around a new multimedia center called the Knowledge Dock. The Knowledge Dock aims to help trucking professionals stay connected to the industry by providing updates on developments in truck operation, maintenance and safety. It also examines trucking trends and technology developments. It contains a growing list of videos, blog posts, podcasts and white papers from…

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