PIB TIP: SEEK CREATIVE SOLUTIONS. Some finance companies offer creative solutions to its customers. One option is a variable rate loan. Though most truck loans have a fixed interest rate, which means that you pay the same rate throughout the term of the loan, sometimes you can get a variable rate. That can be a good deal if the rate holds steady or drops, but if rates go up too much for too long, you could pay more than you would have with a fixed-rate loan. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by Freightliner Trucks.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.