Watkins Family of Companies will celebrate its 80th anniversary this year. Owner-operator team driver Tyrone Frost has worked for Watkins for three years, and he said he was drawn to the company because of its commitment to a healthy off-time relationship. Frost is a part of the company’s lease-purchase program. The company offers several different options for drivers, depending on the fleet they choose, regional and dedicated drivers can expect weekly home time and teams stay out on the road typically 7-14 days at a time.
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.