Paccar is recalling certain 2022 Kenworth T180 and 2023 Kenworth T280 and Peterbilt 535 vehicles over concerns that an ABS telltale was not enabled, and will not illuminate even during an ABS malfunction.
Dealers will perform a complete software update to correct the parameter setting, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Aug. 14, 2022. Owners may contact PACCAR's customer service at 1-425-828-5888 (Kenworth); 1-940-591-4220 (Peterbilt). PACCAR's number for this recall is 22KWC and 22PBC.
Additionally, Paccar is recalling certain 2022 Kenworth T180, 2021-2023 Kenworth T280, 2022-2023 Kenworth T380, 2022-2023 Peterbilt 536, and 537 vehicles over concerns that internal components of the transmission actuator may slip, causing the actuator to become miscalibrated. Dealers will replace the transmission actuator, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed August 14, 2022. Owners may contact PACCAR's customer service at 1-425-828-5888 (Kenworth); 1-940-591-4220 (Peterbilt). PACCAR's number for this recall is 22KWD and 22PBD.
Survey: Truckers would change jobs if they couldn't have pets with them
In a survey conducted earlier this year, Truckstop.com found that more than two-thirds (67%) of U.S. professional truck drivers were feeling the pressure to work longer hours, and 55% worried about where the trucking industry was headed in the near future when discussing their concerns associated with the driver shortage.
According to a more recent survey conducted by Truckstop.com, professional truck drivers travel with their pets on the road more often than not (56%), with 66% of those respondents saying it's for companionship and 19% for emotional support.
Additional survey findings show that most professional truck drivers who travel with their pets would reconsider their profession if they could not take their pets with them on the road (54%). Truck drivers who bring their pets on the road for emotional support are most likely to reconsider their profession if they couldn't travel with their pets (64%).
Trooper in a Truck effort leads to 36 stops
Members of the Wyoming Highway Patrol made 36 stops during a Trooper In A Truck enforcement effort last week.
Troopers in the Cheyenne area partnered with LCCC CDL Program on June 15th, for the three-hour event. A trooper riding in the cab of a truck spotted violations that led to:
- Speeding Citations: 19
- Insurance/Valid DL: 6
- No Seatbelt: 2
- Possession of a Controlled Substance: 1
- Warrant Arrest: 1
- Warnings: 18
- Crash/assist: 4
- CMV Inspection: 3
- Driver OOS: 2
- No CDL: 1