Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Jan. 3, 2023:
East recalling trailers
East Manufacturing Corp. (East Manufacturing) is recalling certain 2018-2021 Frame Dump Trailers. The steering arm may fracture during certain conditions, such as low speed and high side-loading, according to the company.
The fractured steering arm and tie rod can separate and fall to the ground, increasing the risk of a crash. About 17 units are affected.
Dexter Axle dealers will install a new steering arm and additional welds, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed on November 16, 2022. Owners may contact Dexter Axle's customer service at 1-574-295-7888. East Manufacturing's number for this recall is 22E-080.
Peterbilt recalling 579s with mirror problems
Paccar is recalling certain 2022-2023 Peterbilt 579 vehicles. The molded hood mirror assemblies may break at the pivot joint and, if unsecured by a harness or tether, can fall into the roadway, the company said.
A molded hood mirror that falls into the roadway can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash. About 2,565 units are affected.
Dealers will inspect for a wire harness or tether and replace the hood mirror assembly as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 14, 2023. Owners may contact Peterbilt's customer service at 1-940-591-4220. PACCAR's number for this recall is 22PBF.