NHTSA

Nearly 6,000 Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks with optional spotlights recalled

Paccar is recalling approximately 5,731 trucks because the optional spotlight circuit on the affected trucks “may not be adequately protected in the event of a short,” increasing the risk of fire at the fuse block.

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Daimler recalls more than 2,500 trucks for tow hook, fuel pump issues

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 2,500 trucks, ranging from severe duty to Class 8, for improperly manufactured tow hooks and a fuel pump issue in certain engines.

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Fuel pump problem prompts recall of new Peterbilt, Kenworth trucks with Cummins ISX15

The recall affects approximately 1,737 model year 2017-2018 Peterbilt 367, 389, 567, 579 and 587 trucks, as well as model year 2018 Kenworth C500, T680, T800, T880 and W900 trucks.

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Daimler recalls approximately 1,550 severe duty trucks

Affected trucks include 2015-2017 Freightliner 108SD, 2015-2017 Freightliner 114SD and 2015-2017 Freightliner Business Class M2 models built between Dec. 16, 2014, and April 27, 2017.

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Terrorist truck attacks spur attention to autonomous braking systems around the world

Australia is reportedly moving toward mandating AEB for all new heavy trucks, following Europe's lead, after automatic braking prevented further loss of life in last year's truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin.

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Daimler recalls nearly 700 Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Daimler Trucks North America says approximately 698 model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 5700 trucks equipped with NFD rear tandem axles are included in the recall.

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Approximately 2,700 International trucks recalled

Navistar says the cause of the recall is the air dryer mounting bracket could fracture, causing the air dryer to separate from the frame with possible airline separation from the dryer, which could result in air system leaks or loss of air pressure to the brake system.

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‘Driverless’ vehicles: Their inevitability and increased fatigue risks

In the scrum over autonomous vehicles, news from the 10th annual international "Managing Fatigue" conference in San Diego sees the fatigue science and regulatory community bracing for tech advancements. Some research shows counterintuitive safety results, however.

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Brake issue prompts recall of about 450 Western Star 4900 trucks

The recall affects 2015-2018 Western Star 4900 trucks manufactured between March 3, 2014, and Jan. 31, 2017, that were built with certain triple compartment aluminum air tanks. The company says these tanks could experience weld separation.

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North Dakota contemplating 80-mph speed limit

How fast is fast enough? Revisiting the question in light of a potential boost in speed limits to 80 mph in North Dakota, and more on Trump's two-for-one out/in regulatory order ...

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