Daimler recalls over 450 Freightliner Cascadias for exhaust issue

Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Sept. 27, 2021:

Exhaust issue prompts Cascadia recall

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling approximately 460 model year 2022 Freightliner Cascadia tractors due to a potential issue in the exhaust system, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

According to the recall, the exhaust pipe outlet may have been improperly installed with the tip facing towards the battery box mounted directly above the frame rail, which could melt the battery box, increasing the risk of a fire.

No remedy for repairs has been established at this time. Owners can contact DTNA's customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-901. NHTSA’s recall number is 21V-715.

Eroad seeks driver of the year submissions

Fleet management services provider Eroad has opened submissions for its annual Safety Star Driver of the Year awards program. Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 29.

Now in its third consecutive year, the Safety Star program shines a light on outstanding drivers that go above and beyond the call of duty to serve the trucking community. The award winner also embodies safety on the road and goes the extra mile to keep themselves, their fleet, and the public safe.

This contest is open to any company driver or contracted truck driver from the Eroad base of customers. A company driver must be nominated by the motor carrier by which they are currently employed, and each company may nominate up to five drivers. 

Ten finalists will be chosen with the Safety Star Driver of the Year award winner announced in mid-November. The winner will be selected for their ability to operate safely and professionally, demonstrate leadership abilities within their company, and their contributions to the industry and community. Applications are judged by third-party experts.

Coffee deals at PFJ, Love’s locations Wednesday

To celebrate National Coffee Day, Pilot Flying J and Love’s Travel Stops are offering deals on coffee Wednesday, Sept. 29.

PFJ is offering a free cup of coffee with an offer redeemable in the MyRewards Plus app. Guests can choose from any size dispensed hot, iced, or cold brew Pilot coffee.

Love’s is offering customers any size coffee or hot beverage for the reduced price of $1 on Wednesday.

When purchases are made through the Love's Connect app, all proceeds go to Love's annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals campaign. My Love Rewards members can use a free drink refill credit for the purchase, and Love's will donate $1 on their behalf.

Love's annual CMN Hospitals campaign ends Sept. 30. Customers can further support CMN Hospitals by Rounding Up the Change or donating any amount at the register.

New restaurant opens at N.C. Petro

The Mebane, North Carolina Petro Stopping Center now offers an IHOP restaurant. The Petro is located at I-40/I-85, exit 157.

The new restaurant offers IHOP’s full menu of made-to-order items, such as its pancakes, omelets, steakburgers, chicken and more.

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