AutoCar XSpotter Terminal Tractor Recall

Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Xspotter Terminal Tractor vehicles manufactured August 3, 2015, to April 21, 2016. The steering column shaft weld may break causing a separation of the steering wheel from the steering system, creating a loss of steering ability. CONSEQUENCE: A loss of steering ability increases the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Autocar will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering columns…

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August Truck Sales Up 36% Over July

Class 8 Commercial Trucks

Orders for Class 8 trucks in the month of August will be slightly above expectations and a 36% improvement over July’s terrible numbers, according to projections from FTR and ACT Research. Class 8 truck orders in August will be around 14,200 units for the month, a significant rebound from July’s dismal 10,358 units ordered, according to ACT Research. July’s order numbers were the worst recorded by ACT since the first…

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New Kenworth T680 DayCab Increases Fuel Economy

Kenworth T680 Daycab

Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year. The announcement came Friday at Kenworth headquarters in Kirkland, Washington, ahead of a demonstration of Bendix’s new Fusion Advanced Vehicle Safety system. Kenworth Chief Engineer Kevin Baney said the new trucks will help…

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