Ross Transportation driver wins NSC 2010 Safe Driver of the Year
Ross Transportation Services company driver Lewis Eaton received the 2010 Safe Driver of the Year Award in the public sector by the National Safety Council. Eaton was been a commercial driver for 47 years and has driven more than 4.5 million miles. He has drive for Ross Transportation for more than 21 years. The award pays tribute to former NSC member Joseph M. Kaplan, now deceased, who served as NSC’s Southern California chapter for more than 60 years.
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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.