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commercial carrier journal | june 2015 25 Speci cations are subject to change without notice. Detroit Diesel Corporation is registered to ISO 9001:2008. Copyright © 2015 Detroit Diesel Corporation. All rights reserved. Detroit ™ is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, a Daimler company. DEMANDDETROIT.COM Engines, axles and a transmission all engineered and designed to work together as one. An entire powertrain built and backed by a single manufacturer for greater ef ciency and pro tability. That is the power and value of Detroit. ONLY DETROIT CAN DELIVER THIS LEVEL OF integration. Daimler Detroit_82574_Western Star Ad 4C_2.25"w x 9.5"h_1/3 Page_Non-Bleed Commercial Carrier Journal DET_82574_WesternStar_CCJ.indd 1 4/10/15 4:45 PM • Paccar Inc. recalled 443 trucks – model- year 2015-16 Kenworth K300s and Peterbilt 220s built between Sept. 1, 2014, and March 30, 2015 – to correct a software issue affecting the cruise control. Drivers pressing the decrease speed button actually may see an increase in speed by one mile per hour, while pressing and holding the button will increase the speed constantly until the button is released, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. • Fontaine Modification recalled 3,571 trucks – model-year 2006-15 Freight - liner M2s built between Jan. 2, 2006 and Jan. 23, 2015 – modified with dual steering to repair brake lights that may not illuminate if the primary brake air supply is depleted below 6 psi, NHTSA said. • Con-way Truckload (CCJ Top 250, No. 5) purchased 635 new tractors equipped with automated manual transmissions as part of the replace - ment cycle for its 2,500-tractor fleet. The Joplin, Mo.-based company is buying 575 Kenworth T680s and 60 Freightliner Cascadias that are being delivered in a phased deployment through November. With the purchase, the number of trucks outfitted with AMTs in Con-Way Truckload's fleet will increase from 23 percent to 48 percent. • Ryder announced the deployment of more than 1,000 new automatic trans - mission trucks to expand and refresh its North American rental fleet. The Miami- based truck rental and leasing com- pany said the vehicles meet increasing demand from its customers looking to improve fleet performance and driver job satisfaction while optimizing fuel economy. • New Freightliner trucks now can be equipped with Yokohama's complete line of commercial truck tires, including ultra-wide base, drive, trailer and steer/ all-position. All available tire positions are now an option in Freightliner's Data Book as part of Yokohama's "Focus on Fleets" initiative. • Kenworth now offers Meritor's Permalube RPL Series Drivelines as an option on select new Class 8 on- highway trucks. The drivelines feature permanent lubrication to help reduce operating and maintenance costs and are designed for high-torque capacities. • Kenworth now offers a remote keyless entry system as an option for its T680 and T880 tractors that provides two key fobs programmed to lock and unlock the doors. The system also can be ret - rofitted on existing vehicles with a kit available from dealerships. • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems expanded its lineup of remanufactured components with the launch of its All Makes product line, with remanu - factured compressors being the first offerings. The All Makes line features more than 100 non-Bendix compressor part numbers while also incorporating 20 new company offerings. • Trailer maker Wabash National signed a five-year deal with Aurora Parts & Ac - cessories to be the exclusive supplier of all aftermarket parts for the company's dry van, refrigerated van and platform trailers sold under the brand names Wabash, Transcraft and Benson. • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems named Berend Bracht president and chief executive officer and a member of its executive board. Joe McAleese, currently chairman, president and CEO, will remain chairman, a role he has held since 2014. Bracht has served for 24 years at Bosch Rexroth, a Germany- based provider of drive and control technologies. He currently serves as president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth Americas. • Chevron Products Co. announced the retirement of Jim McGeehan, con - sulting scientist for Delo Heavy Duty Engine Oils. McGeehan started with Chevron in 1976 as a research engineer and later served as global manager of Diesel Engine Oil Technology, leading the Chevron Delo 400 development team. • Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. announced that its 20,000th gasoline-powered N-Series low-cab- forward truck was produced at the Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Mich. The Isuzu N-Series gas truck is the only gas-powered LCF truck available in North America. • Wabash National celebrated its 30th anniversary. The Lafayette, Ind.-based company has produced more than 1 million semi-trailers since 1985. INBrief

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