Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Nov. 9, 2020:
TCA delays, relocates Annual Convention
The Truckload Carriers Association announced it is postponing and moving the site of its 2021 Annual Convention from January to April due to lingering COVID-19 concerns.
The 2021 event was originally scheduled to be held Jan. 23-26 in Nashville, Tennessee. It is now set to be held April 17-20 at the enlarged, newly-designed meeting space at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel. Fleets planning to attend can book with a standard room rate of $219.
According to a TCA spokesperson, the change was made because the association was “not going to be able to deliver the same experience we normally do due to restrictions within the hotel and Nashville due to COVID.”
Small number of Freightliner, Western Star trucks recalled
Daimler Trucks North America is recalling a small number of Freightliner and Western Star trucks for incorrect information on the vehicle certification label, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
The recall affects approximately 53 model year 2020-2021 Freightliner 108SD, Freightliner 114SD, Freightliner Coronado, Western Star 4700 and Western Star 4900 trucks.
According to NHTSA, the vehicle certification label states a Gross Axle Weight Rating that exceeds the tire capacity rating, which could result in potential overloading of the axles.
Owners of affected trucks can contact DTNA customer service at 1-800-547-0712 with recall number FL-864. NHTSA’s recall number is 20V-634.