Whelen Engineering’s rigs, including this 2013 Kenworth W900L, now display the company’s new logos that sport an all-American theme. “We’re showing off that we manufacture in America,” says Rick Alexander, whose rig pulls a 2014 Manac van and is powered by a 500-hp Cummins engine and an Eaton UltraShift transmission. Alexander says the trucks are outfitted with stainless steel and galvanized to protect them from icy, snowy roads in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
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.