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SAFETY RECALLS   The following are safety recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:   Paccar is recalling certain TRP branded aluminum wheels sold for resale in the aftermarket with the following part numbers: AW2258B, AW2258M, AW2458B or AW2458M. The rim markings on these wheels were etched to a depth less than the minimum requirements. Thus, ...

Safety Recalls

* Due to a design modification, in extremely cold conditions, on certain Bendix ATR-6 traction relay valves produced from Dec. 2, 2010, through Jan. 18, 2012, internal leakage can potentially develop, resulting in pressure being delivered to the affected service brake circuit. If pressure is delivered to the service brake circuits, intermittent or continued ...

Proper Liftgate Grounding

Many liftgates still use single pole systems and are grounded through the fifth wheel and kingpin. According to Phillips, when the kingpin ground is interrupted, the 8-gauge wire at the J560 connector can become overloaded. Phillips says the solution is a dual-pole cable. The dual-pole cable has a dedicated positive and ground line directly from ...

Safety Recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued the following recalls: Kenworth is recalling model year 2010 T2000, T800, T660 and W900S trucks manufactured between July 1 and October 23, 2009. The fasteners attaching the steering gear to the front drive bracket may have received insufficient torque during ...