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**Check fuel containment area for water regularly. Remove water when needed.
**Watch areas of snow melt and water run-off. Look for ice dams and other ways melting water can be diverted. Try to keep water run-off from entering fuel storage tanks through vents, piping and containment areas.
**In the spring, check tanks for water concentration and microbial contamination. Check again in the fall before colder weather sets in.
**Monitor hoses, fill/vapor caps, check gaskets for leaks.
**Fuel tanks should be kept as full as possible to reduce the amount of air and water entering the tank.
**Always install a dispenser filter on a storage tank. If there are any issues with contaminants, the dispenser filter will plug but keep it from progressing to the vehicle tanks.
**Desiccant driers are recommended in tank vent openings.
**Visually check tanks monthly for free water by obtaining a tank bottom sample.
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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.