ECM issue prompts recall of International trucks

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Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, April 11, 2023:

International LT, RH trucks recalled over ECM issue

Navistar is recalling approximately 770 model year 2021-2024 International LT and RH trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.

The recall was issued because the engine control module (ECM) may be unresponsive to throttle pedal application, which can cause the trucks to unexpectedly slow to idle speed on the road.

Dealers will update the ECM software free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 26. Owners can contact Navistar's customer service at 1-800-448-7825 with recall number 23509. NHTSA’s recall number is 23V-220.

Forward Air growing in New Jersey

Forward Air Corporation on Monday announced it will expand its intermodal drayage services in the New York and New Jersey area with new operations in Linden, NJ.

Forward Intermodal will operate a secure container drop yard in the area, while cohabitating with an existing LTL terminal which is expected to create transloading efficiencies and improve speed for its customers. The intermodal operation is expected to move into a new building in the coming months and create approximately 35 driver and support staff jobs.

The Linden operation marks Forward Intermodal’s 30th terminal, signaling the business’ continued investment in the marketplace and its long-standing goal to meet customer needs. Customers can rely on Forward Intermodal’s expertise in servicing major port markets such as Port Newark and gain access to its massive LTL network for expansive shipping options.

FTR opens registration for 2023 conference

FTR has opened registration for its 19th Annual Transportation Conference being held Sept. 11-14 at the Crowne Plaza at the Union Station in Indianapolis.

FTR’s transportation conferences, powered by Freightcast, deliver actionable intelligence to help attendees and their businesses make the right decisions in the always shifting transportation environment.

Conference presenters will address relevant issues with expert prognoses for how each will affect the transportation industry and those participating. Attendees will walk away with solid data and expert opinion sure to positively impact their planning for 2024.

FTR’s 19th Annual Transportation Conference will follow the format of its 2022 conference focusing on a specific modal track each day. The content-focused agenda means that attendees can limit their time away and travel only on the conference days that apply to their specific business. An additional virtual option is also available to those who prefer not to travel at all. 

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Great Dane van trailers recalled over wheel hubs

Great Dane Trailers is recalling approximately 562 model year 2023 Champion dry van trailers in which the wheel hubs may have an insufficient amount of lubrication, which could cause the hub bearings to fail.

Hub bearing failure could cause the wheel hub assembly to detach, causing a loss of stability and control, or create a road hazard, and increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the wheel hubs and add the proper amount of lubricant as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 30. Owners can contact Great Dane customer service at 1-877-369-3493. NHTSA’s recall number is 23V-230.

Truck driving school opens two new locations

160 Driving Academy recently opened two new locations in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Spartanburg, South Carolina.  

Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held Wednesday, March 29, for the Shreveport location, and Tuesday, April 4, for the Spartanburg location.

160 Driving Academy CDL Training Programs offer an average starting salary of $65,000 to program graduates. The school’s data-driven programs focus on driver safety and personalized analytics to provide students with individual feedback during training.