FLEET INSIDER — BRIEFS
Melton Truck Lines Inc. was awarded the President’s E Star Award for Export Service in May. The E Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Melton Truck Lines was recognized for facilitating export expansion through transportation.
The President’s E Award was created by Executive Order in 1961 to encourage U.S. companies to sell their products abroad. A second award, the President’s E Star Award, was authorized by the Secretary of Commerce in 1969 to recognize E Award recipients for their continuing significant contributions to U.S. export expansion. Melton Truck Lines was the only truck transportation provider to receive the President’s E Star Award for Export Service at the awarding ceremony in May.
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.