I am a 42 year old Owner Operator in Wasilla, Alaska. I bought my first truck when I was 29 years old. I was a single mother of 3 who needed to find a better way to support my boys than the minimum wage jobs I was working. I used the last $3000 I had to my name for a down payment on a truck and jumped in with both feet! I have hauled all over the nation and Canada and have hauled a vast array of loads. I have hauled gravel, aphalt, heavy equipment, glass panes for highrise buildings, drilling platforms for the oil rigs on the slope, hay, and for 9 years I hauled live fish for The Alaska Department of Fish and Game. You name it I have probably hauled it. I was among just a handful of women drivers in Alaska and worked hard to get respect from the men who thought I was taking a job away from a man. Those same people are some of my best friends now! I have taken jobs driving for JB Hunt, Georgetown Transportation and many others when in the beginning when I could not find work for my own truck. I worked hard to raise my boys and make my equipment payments. I wouldn’t say I am the most beautiful but I am proud of what I have done and how far I have come!
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.