Peterbilt / Keworth Recalls

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JoAnne EC's Comment
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Peterbilt / Kenworth Recall Information

I have no idea if this is all that serious or not but I saw it and thought I'd share the info! Be safe out there, guys!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
PackRat's Comment
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That should only be about 300,000 units. No problem!shocked.png

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Is that all? No problem they'll fix them in no time. That's not very many.(Sarcasm)

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I have a 2019 T680 Kenworth and I have had problems the last few days with my selector. I don't think it's a clutch issue. Couple of times I tried to put it in reverse and it wouldn't go. And I would put it in neutral and it would still show 2nd or 3rd gear. Seems this happens when I drive a long distance. Called the shop and told them what was going on. They're pretty sure it has something to do with the selector on the column which is also where my Jake brake is. Going on home time in a few days so I'll be back to the terminal they'll look at it then unless I have other issues. Only time it really caused a problem was today what I was trying to back into a dock I had to fiddle with it for a few minutes and then it went into gear.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Is that all? No problem they'll fix them in no time. That's not very many.(Sarcasm)

No kidding! I wasn't sure (I'm no mechanic!) how serious / dangerous that could actually be. I presume if the company someone works for has these rigs, they would notify their drivers and get it taken care of ASAP? (maybe I'm being naive here??)

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Sounds to me that they are talking about the AMTs, not manual clutches. The AMT has a centrifugal clutch as I understand it. Somebody correct me if this is wrong.

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