Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA) is recalling some 60,604 certain 2019-2021 Freightliner 108SD, 114SD, 122SD, Columbia, Coronado, Business Class M2, and 2020 Freightliner Cascadia vehicles because of a possible steering problem.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in its recall notice that the drag link taper joint may not have been tightened sufficiently and could come loose, resulting in a complete separation of the drag link from the steering arm, which could cause a loss of steering control.
DTNA will inspect the drag link taper joint and repair it, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 21. Owners may contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712. DTNA's number for this recall is FL967. This recall expands recall number 21V-689.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).
Next Generation in Trucking receives $127,760 grant
An organization introducing truck driving as a career option to high school students recently received a grant from the philanthropic arm of a major air brake manufacturer.
Knorr-Bremse Global Care North America Inc. donated $127,760 to help the Next Generation in Trucking Association to develop a standardized truck driving curriculum for high school students.
NGT’s plan is to make the curriculum available at no cost to high schools nationwide that are starting truck driver training programs, with an emphasis on schools serving economically disadvantaged communities. The program aims to be a resource for young people who do not want to go to college and who are seeking alternatives that can provide good careers with stable incomes.
Knorr-Bremse is a German company that operates Avon, Ohio-based Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC; Westminster, Maryland-based Knorr Brake Company; and Watertown, New York-based New York Air Brake LLC.