Trucks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Wednesday, Sept. 9, announced a recall of about 1,100 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks because of a problem with an axle assembly. The NHTSA recall states the axles may have lower rear pivot bolts that are not long enough to sufficiently engage the locking feature of the corresponding nuts, The
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Volkswagen’s commercial truck arm, Traton, on Thursday, Sept. 10, increased its offer to acquire Navistar to $43 per share. Volkswagen, which already holds 16.8% in the maker of International Trucks, in January offered $35 a share to acquire the rest of the company. About a month later, coronavirus put talks on hold and the economic fallout
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The 2020 Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish virtual contest concluded Friday night to close out Overdrive‘s GATS Week, with seven trucks and their owners being named champs. Three finalists were chosen in each of seven categories by Overdrive reader voting over a two-week period this month. Custom truck owners submitted 80 entries into the contest, and these entries received hundreds of online
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Entries are complete for the 38th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs, and trucks entered this year’s online contest can be viewed on the MyMilesMatter website. In addition to the judged award categories (Tractor Division, Tractor-Trailer Division, and Classic Division), contestants and spectators can also vote for the People’s Choice award on the MyMilesMatter website. Much like
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Colorado-based Apex Transportation will transport the 56th U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from western Colorado to Washington, D.C., in early December. The 70-truck carrier will haul the tree from the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests to its final destination on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The company will use
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J.B. Hunt Transport recently completed its first delivery using the Freightliner eCascadia, Daimler Trucks North America’s all-electric Class 8 truck. The delivery, a 120-mile intermodal haul for Walmart, kicks off a three-month testing phase in which J.B. Hunt will use the eCascadia in its day-to-day fleet operations in Los Angeles, according to a statement from
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Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas manufacturing plant is observing its 40th year of operation. Since opening in August 1980, the plant has become the main manufacturing facility for the brand. The plant began operation as a 435,000 square-foot facility with 81 employees on 80 acres of land. Today it sits on 238 acres, employs over 2,500 people
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Everfleet LLC, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people captured on surveillance video stealing an auto transport tractor-trailer the company says is valued at $400,000. Investigators believe the suspects might be members of organized crime rings targeting the trucking industry. Everfleet LLC says it was a
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Voting is open for this year’s virtual Overdrive’s Pride & Polish competition. This Peterbilt 389, “Showtime,” was named Best of Show, Working Combo, at the 2019 Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show. It was shown by Eric Turner, Sr., of Ellenwood, Georgia. The truck also won other honors at the show. Dozens of
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Here’s proof that even the COVID-19 can’t keep a good truck show down. When the pandemic forced the cancellation of the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, organizers at the Iowa 80 truck stop moved its popular Super Trucks Beauty Contest online. The virtual truck show attracted 67 entries and voting by the trucking public chose the
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Two more prominent truck shows are the latest trucking industry events to fall victim to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin Missouri is now a virtual event this year. And, the Brockway Truck Preservation Association’s annual multi-day show in Cortland, New York has been reduced to a one-day event closed
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Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 160,000 Freightliner Cascadia models for an issue that could affect the trucks’ automatic braking systems, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. Daimler’s recall affects about 164,317 model year 2017-2021 Cascadia trucks. DTNA says the single brake modulator valve may be affected by chemical corrosion, which
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One of the fixtures of the annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree is the celebration of the 100th birthday of a truck from the collection of the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum. Just as this year’s Jamboree has moved online because of the COVID-19 coronavirus, so has the birthday celebration for the 1920 GMC that is at the
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Like many other great trucking events in this year of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Great American Trucking Show scheduled for August in Dallas has been canceled. But, don’t despair. Our pals at Overdrive are still holding Several events, not the least of which is the ever-popular Pride & Polish custom truck show. Overdrive is accepting
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Landstar System will hold its 2020 All-Star Truck Giveaway July 8, in an online Zoom video conference. During the event, the company will give away a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia to one of four owner-operator finalists. The four finalists are: Jacob Bons, of Elk Grove Village, Illinois – 1 Million Mile Safe Driver Almir Ferhatbegovic, of Knoxville,
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The Specialized Carriers & Riggers Association announced this week that the waiver from the 30-minute break for oversize and overweight carriers has been extended. The waiver was set to expire June 17, and the group says there will be no lapse in the waiver’s coverage. The exemption was first granted by the Federal Motor Carrier
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Another major truck show has moved online. Because of restrictions prompted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the 31st annual Great Salt Lake Truck Show will be held online rather than at the at Electric Park at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. The show will be staged online Aug.  14 and 15. The show is a benefit Kidney Kamp
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Daimler Trucks North America has now reopened all nine of its manufacturing locations in North America following the suspension of operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening of the Saltillo and Santiago manufacturing plants in Mexico on June 1 marks the beginning of a full restart of operations for the company. DTNA implemented universal
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Many truck shows and other trucking industry gatherings were postponed or cancelled by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that has changed many aspects of American life. The Mid-America Trucking Show was about to open just as COVID-19 began ramping up and the number of cases and deaths grew and spread. Numerous other trucking events followed suit.
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Daimler Trucks North America is recalling about 2,987 Western Star trucks due to potentially faulty wiring, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. Affected trucks include model year 2019-2021 Western Star 4700 and 5700 models. The recall says that a particular wire in the ground harness may be undersized, possibly resulting in a melted connector
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The American Truck Historial Society continues accepting entrants for its first-ever Virtual Truck Show, the deadline for which is Friday, May 15. ATHS says it has already registered 400 trucks from five countries. It hopes to have 1,000 trucks representing 25 countries. Registration is free. The online truck show and convention will be held May
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Navistar has recalled about 27,421 trucks and buses with Cummins B6.7 diesel engines with a fuel module option number FS90301 or FS90453, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. The recall includes approximately 26,835 International DuraStar, WorkStar, HV and MV truck models. The remaining 586 vehicles in the recall are buses. Affected truck models
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An issue with rear reflective tape on a number of Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling trucks has prompted a recall from Daimler Trucks North America that includes more than 63,000 power units. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents say the rear reflective tape on the affected trucks may be covered by the mudflap hanger bracket,
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One of the biggest shows for working trucks will be held on the internet this year. A statement from Shell Rotella today said: “Due to uncertainty in a rapidly changing environment as a result of COVID-19, Shell Rotella SuperRigs will take on a new form this year. Shell Rotella will hold the 38th Annual Shell
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Paccar is recalling more than 450,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks equipped with NAMUX software, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. In the affected trucks, when the anti-lock brake system loses battery and/or ignition power to the controller, the dash warning light for the ABS may not light up to warn the driver of
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Navistar has issued a recall of about 13,570 International HX and LT models for an issue with the brake lights, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. The recall affects model years 2018-2021 International HX tractors and model years 2019-2020 International LT models. In the affected trucks, the brake light switch may have a
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Paccar has issued a recall that affects 35,671 Peterbilt tractors from model years 2015-2020 equipped with a left-hand under hood jumper terminal, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents. Affected trucks include Peterbilt 365, 389, 567 and 579 models. In the affected trucks, the positive battery jumper terminal cable may be too long, allowing
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One of the leading truck shows in the U.S. is revving things up this year. The 38th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck show will put drivers and their trucks center stage at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth June 4-6 as part of the race-filled IndyCar Series and NASCAR Truck Series weekend. The truck beauty
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This week week, Ritchie Bros. will begin auctioning off truck equipment from defunct Celadon Group, which closed its doors in December after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Since announcing the liquidation last week, Ritchie Bros. has been busy adding Celadon trucks and trailers on its website, which quickly grew from 487 items on Wednesday to
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