Driver feedback wanted on I-10 truck parking issues

Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Oct. 12, 2020:

The I-10 Corridor Coalition is asking truck drivers to take a survey about parking issues along I-10 in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.The I-10 Corridor Coalition is asking truck drivers to take a survey about parking issues along I-10 in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

I-10 Corridor Coalition seeks driver feedback on parking in CA, AZ, NM, TX
Truck drivers are being asked to provide input on the challenges and issue they face with truck parking along a corridor of I-10 from California to Texas.

The I-10 Corridor Coalition, which is made up of transportation departments in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, has launched a survey for truck drivers that travel in the area.

The input from the survey will help guide the creation of a truck parking availability system that will monitor, collect and communicate real-time information about truck parking availability along I-10 in the four states.

Questions in the survey refer to driving and parking experiences, specifically within the four states. Drivers can take the 27-question survey here.

Kenworth recalls 1,400 trucks for possible brake issue
Paccar is recalling more than 1,400 Kenworth T680 tractors for a potential issue with a certain brake system, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

The recall affects approximately 1,416 model year 2016-2021 T680 trucks equipped with a 2.1m cab and Wabco 6S/6M ABS brake system with drum brakes.

Paccar says the brake systems were manufactured with a standard rear-brake ABS modulator valve instead of a quick release valve, which may exceed the intended service-brake release timing, increasing stopping distance of the trucks.

Paccar will notify owners, and dealers will replace the standard valve with a quick release valve for free. Owners can contact Paccar customer service at 1-425-828-5888 with recall number 20KWD. NHTSA’s recall number is 20V-593.


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