Briefly: Almost 4,000 Peterbilts and Kenworths recalled for steering issue

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Repairs are needed to fix a potential loss of control in numerous Kenworth and Peterbilt model year 2025 trucks.

The recall applies to some 3,887 trucks.

Owners are advised to not drive the vehicles until they’re fixed, given the possibility of a “complete loss of steering control," according to the National Highway Safety Administration. The defect poses the possibility of a crash.

An improperly heat-treated ball stud in a tie rod or drag link could break, according to a NHTSA letter issued earlier this month.

The trucks involved include Kenworth K270, K370, T280, T380, T480, T680, T880, W900 and W990 models. It also covers Peterbilt 220, 536, 537, 548, 567, 579 and 589 models.

There have been no reported deaths or injuries, according to a recall report.

Dealers will inspect and replace tie rod and drag link assemblies free of charge, according to NHTSA.

Manitoulin Transport honored

Manitoulin Transport, a Canadian transportation and logistics solutions provider based in Gore Bay, Ontario, is honoured to receive the prestigious 2024 Transportation Safety Award from Northbridge Insurance. This recognition is a testament to Manitoulin Transport’s unwavering commitment to safety excellence in the transportation industry.

The winning carrier is benchmarked against hundreds of other fleets for its industry-leading safety practices. The National Winner must have an exceptional track record in crash trends, collisions per million miles, proactive industry involvement, and a company-wide commitment to safety.

"At Manitoulin Transport, safety is paramount in everything we do," said Jeff King, President of Manitoulin Transport. Receiving the 2024 Transportation Safety Award reaffirms our commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards across all facets of our operations. This could not have been possible without the efforts and commitment of drivers and staff."

“Manitoulin Transport's comprehensive safety initiatives, including advanced training programs, rigorous compliance protocols, state-of-the-art technology integration, and proactive risk management strategies are not just measures. They are initiatives that mitigate potential hazards, and foster a culture of accountability and responsibility at every level of the organization”, said Mario Da Silva, Corporate Fleet Safety & Risk Manager at Manitoulin Transport.

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"We are thrilled to honour Manitoulin Transport with the 2024 Transportation Safety Award," said Brian Mather, Vice President, National Transportation & Logistics at Northbridge Insurance. "Their dedication to implementing best-in-class safety practices sets a benchmark for the industry, and their unwavering commitment to safety is commendable."

As a recipient of the 2024 Transportation Safety Award, Manitoulin Transport further solidifies its position as a leader in the transportation sector. This prestigious accolade demonstrates the company's ongoing efforts to prioritize safety as a core value.

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