Rick Ash, chairman of the driver/owner-operator-led Trucking Solutions Group — with members ranging from such Channel 19 familiar faces Jeff Clark (Truckers News Marathon Trucker columnist), Henry Albert (Overdrive‘s 2007 Trucker of the Year) and Linda Caffee (team expedited hauler with her husband, Bob) — reports the TSG will host a call tomorrow, Wed., May 4, at 3 p.m. Eastern with FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.
TSG has been meeting via conference call to discuss various trucking issues and best practices for a long time now, but the call with Ferro, members say, marks the first time TSG is opening one of their calls to the public, furthering the goal of passing along “the information we acquire to others in the trucking community.”
Questions for Ferro will address concerns group members have in the regulatory arena. Only TSG members will be able to ask questions directly, but if you plan to listen in, you can email any question you may have to Rick Ash at rick [at] truckingsolutionsgroup [dot] org.
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.