Charles Gale, owner of Truckers Inc. LLC, owns this 2000 Kenworth W900 that features a 138-inch Indiana Custom Trucks sleeper. Gale, out of Frederica, Del., bought the truck approximately two years ago. The rig is powered by a Signature 600 Cummins with a 13-speed and 3:73 rears. The engine has less than 200,000 miles on it. The sleeper has all the amenities, Gale says, including a refrigerator and freezer, bathroom, shower and more. He uses the truck to haul oversized loads out of Delaware.
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.
The new “health-based requirements” will need to be met before a driver is allowed to register his or her truck through the Department of Motor Vehicles, CARB says. For older vehicles, CARB says they must be either replaced with a 2011 or newer vehicle or repowered with a 2010 or newer engine.