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Paccar recalls over 1,300 2021-’24 model year Peterbilt 579, 567 trucks
U-bolts that attach the air tank to the chassis may contact the fuel tank and could, over time, wear a hole in the tank.
October 19, 2023
2,240 CMVs placed out of service in U.S. during Brake Safety Week
Of the 18,875 total commercial motor vehicles inspected in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, 2,375 (12.6%) were removed from roadways because of brake problems.
October 18, 2023
Briefly: Volvo sponsors America's Road Team for 22nd consecutive year
“These men and women deserve our respect and recognition for all they do to deliver essential goods and materials safely and securely, day after day.”
October 17, 2023
Volvo unveils SuperTruck 2; boasts of 134% increased freight efficiency
“Partnering with the DOE for the SuperTruck program provides an exciting opportunity to push the technology envelope to see what’s technically possible for heavy-duty transportation."
October 10, 2023
Mack Trucks UAW workers reject contract, walked off jobs this morning
The tentative agreement reached Oct. 1 but rejected by 73% of Mack's UAW members included a 10% general wage increase in the first year for all employees.
October 9, 2023
Kodiak and Maersk making Houston to OK City autonomous deliveries
"Autonomous trucks will play an instrumental role in digitizing the supply chain."
October 5, 2023
House hearing on autonomous trucks addresses security, safety, driver jobs
"My big concern is that the only ones that will have access are the mega trucking companies or those who can make the major investments and that it will strangle the small trucking companies out of business."
September 15, 2023
Teamsters weigh in on federal regulations for autonomous trucks
“Hundreds of thousands of Teamsters turn a key for a living, so we are fiercely committed to working with Congress and federal regulators to get AV policy right."
September 15, 2023
Numerous local governments say they oppose bigger, heavier trucks
"Heavier and longer trucks will damage our roads and bridges, leaving local taxpayers footing the bill."
September 11, 2023
Peterbilt celebrates 100,000th Model 389 rolling out of Texas facility
“The production of the 100,000th Model 389 highlights the dedication of Peterbilt employees and the great pride our customers have in operating Peterbilt traditional trucks."
September 8, 2023
Driveshaft issue leads to recall of more than 600 International trucks
According to the NHTSA, the driveshaft can break under certain loading conditions. A broken driveshaft can cause a loss of drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
August 28, 2023
CVSA's Brake Safety Week begins Sunday, lasts through next Saturday
What goes on at the wheel-ends and in the braking system is critical to so many aspects of safe vehicle operation ..."
August 16, 2023
Carrier Transicold introduces new Aspen diesel auxiliary power unit
"Taking a fresh approach to cab comfort and convenience, we designed the Aspen APU from the inside out for high performance ..."
August 15, 2023
Overdrive opens its annual Pride & Polish truck competition online
The competition will turn over to a public vote in which Overdrive readers will select their favorites in five categories -- Working Bobtail, Working Combo, Limited Mileage/Show, Antique and Interior.
August 2, 2023
Wiper motor problem prompts Volvo to recall 63,095 trucks
Dealers will replace the windshield wiper motor assembly, free of charge.
August 1, 2023
Previously revoked ELD restored to FMCSA's list of registered devices
Truckers will not have to replace it.
July 27, 2023
Trucking organizations oppose proposed side underride guard rule
"The latest NHTSA analysis indicates that a side underride requirement comes with a roughly $1 billion price tag without even accounting for various operational cost estimates."
July 26, 2023
Battery charging facility for heavy-duty trucks opens in Long Beach
"There was a tremendous amount of effort that went into getting this site operational within 14 months."
July 26, 2023
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Top trucking bottlenecks identified; add $95 billion to freight costs
"Increasing freight efficiency should be a top priority for the U.S. DOT, and alleviating these bottlenecks would improve highway safety, protect the environment, and support interstate commerce.”
Mark your calendar: CVSA sets May 14-16 for International Roadcheck
Truckers News Podcast
Podcast: WIT's Jennifer Hedrick talks about women's trucking opportunities
Best Fleets To Drive For announced; top 2 winners to be named in April
Garmin dēzl™ OTR610, dezl OTR710, dēzl OTR810 and dēzl OTR1010 navigator series is trucking simplified.