A RigDig study of all truck history reports run by customers during the five months ending Sept. 3 showed 2.9 percent of the trucks had been flagged as junk, salvage or having a serious issue, such as fire or flood damage.
The reporting service has partnered with the Department of Justice’s National Motor Vehicle Title Information System to integrate information from junk and salvage yards, vehicle recyclers, insurance carriers and state titling agencies. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is RigDig’s primary source of federally recordable accidents, post-accident inspections, inspection violations, carrier information and Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores.
RigDig is offering each customer three free truck history reports on Commercial Truck Trader listings from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. The service is dedicated exclusively to the used truck market and is in partnership with CTT and another sales outlet, Wholesale Industrial Network.
RigDig is owned by Equipment Data Associates, a division of Randall-Reilly, the publisher of Overdrive and Commercial Carrier Journal.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.