April 14, 2016 - Industry News
An electrical defect in a cab/sleeper heater-air conditioner has prompted recalls by the supplier and by the truck manufacturer that installed the units. An electrical defect in the wiring harness can create heat and the potential for fires, the manufacturers' notices say.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Recalls, Vehicle Fires, Bergstrom
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Daimler, NHTSA, Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter, 2015-MY, 2016-MY
September 16, 2015 - Industry News
It will take rewriting a sheaf of regulations and presenting a compelling business case on safety and fuel-economy gains to fleet operators before a Level 3 autonomous truck, like the Freightliner Inspiration demonstration truck, becomes a production tractor.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner, Autonomous Vehicles
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.
Tags: Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Cargo Vans, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner, FCA, Full-Size Vans
May 11, 2015 - Industry News
HDT Equipment Editor Jim Park gets a right-hand-seat view of Daimler Truck's Inspiration Truck and the Highway Pilot autonomous control system in action.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner Cascadia, Autonomous Drive, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America
May 6, 2015 - Industry News
Fontaine Modification is recalling 3,571 Freightliner M2 trucks modified to have dual steering to fix brake lights that may not illuminate, according to federal records.
Tags: Freightliner, Fontaine Modification, Freightliner M2, Recalls, Steering
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America introduced its new autonomous Freightliner Inspiration Truck Tuesday night at Hoover Dam, using the historic dam as the world's largest projection screen in its dramatic premier.
Tags: Freightliner, Nevada, Daimler Trucks North America, Autonomous Drive
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
Con-way Truckload is buying 635 new twin-screw tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions -- a move that will more than double the AMTs to nearly half its fleet.
Tags: Freightliner, Driver Shortage, Con-way Truckload, Automated Manual Transmissions, Kenworth, Spec'ing
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
March 17, 2014 - Industry News
More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.
Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas
January 13, 2014 - Industry News
Paccar is recalling more than 5,000 model year 2014 Kenworth trucks, manufactured July 1, 2013 through Sept. 17, 2013.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Freightliner, Recalls, Meritor Wabco, Daimler Trucks North America
December 30, 2013 - Industry News
Recalls have been issued by several truck makers for range of problems including with seat belts, lighting, tie-rod assemblies and missing certification labels.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America
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