Briefly: Trucker injured trying to stop his tractor-trailer from rolling away

Tracvtor-trailer accident
Park City Fire Department

A trucker was injured recently when he tried to stop his tractor-trailer from rolling away from where it was parked.

The Park City (Utah) Fire District posted to its Facebook account:

“On Sunday afternoon, PCFD crews responded to a report of an auto vs. pedestrian involving a semi truck. While parked, the semi lost it’s brakes and began rolling away. The driver was injured while attempting to recover control of the vehicle. He was transported by ambulance to a Salt Lake valley trauma center. There were no additional victims or damage to private property.”

The driver was not identified. 

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Kenworth recently introduced a California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant version of the PACCAR MX-13 engine for heavy-duty Kenworth models that meet 2024 requirements. The new PACCAR MX-13 CARB-compliant engine is available to order now on select Class 8 models, including the T680, T880 and W990.

Production will begin in the fourth quarter of 2024.

The PACCAR MX-13 CARB-compliant engine features new aftertreatment hardware that meets stringent California low nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions requirements. To meet the more stringent CARB emissions requirements, the MX-13 CARB engine utilizes a twin-canister selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment along with more optimized emissions controls systems while continuing to provide excellent reliability, performance, and efficiency.

The PACCAR CARB-compliant MX-13 engine is available in two options: a 510-horsepower rating with 1,850 lb.-ft of torque and a 455-horsepower rating with 1,650 lb.-ft of torque. According to the company, both ratings allow for superior performance and drivability without compromise on fuel economy. Together with the PACCAR TX transmissions, and PACCAR DX rear axles, the PACCAR MX-13 CARB-compliant engine allows for an efficient and integrated low-NOx solution.

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