Port fleet goes electric with the new Peterbilt 579EV
Tuesday August 24, 2021 Trucking News and Briefs:
Port fleet takes delivery of 10 Peterbilt electric vehicles
Shippers Transport Express has taken delivery of 10 Peterbilt Model 579EV trucks, which the carrier will immediately use as part of its dairying operations at the Port of Oakland. Five additional 579EV models are expected to enter service as part of their dallying operations at the Port of Long Beach in November.
The fully integrated battery-powered 579EV in operation by Shippers Transport is optimized for billing operations requiring two to three trips per day, up to 50 miles in length before returning home at night to recharge. When used with a recommended DC fast charger, the state-of-the-art, high-energy-density batteries will recharge in three to four hours.
“With the recent completion of the charging infrastructure at the Port of Oakland, now is the perfect time to commission our 10 Peterbilt 579EV models and demonstrate the benefits zero-emission trucks will bring to transporting goods to our ports. Californians, ”said Guy Sanderson, general manager of Shippers Oakland.
Goodyear partners with Plus for the development of autonomous trucks
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and autonomous truck technology provider Plus are teaming up to deliver optimized and autonomous trucking systems, the companies said.
Through this collaboration, Goodyear’s suite of services, including connected tires, will further improve the efficiency and safety of trucks equipped with Plus’s Level 4 autonomous technology.
Goodyear and Plus will explore how Plus’s autonomous system can integrate Goodyear’s connected tire feedback into Plus’s machine-learning-based online fuel efficiency.
The companies said integrating Goodyear’s smart tires with Plus’s autonomous driving system can also improve the vehicle’s overall performance in extreme weather and road conditions.
Paccar recalls nearly 700 medium trucks
A possible fuel leak in some engines prompted Paccar to recall about 688 Kenworth and Peterbilt medium duty trucks, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents.
Affected trucks are equipped with Cummins L9 diesel engines in which fuel leakage can occur from the fuel pipe between the fuel pump and the remote fuel filter head.
Affected models include the 2021-2022 Peterbilt 536, 537, 548 and Kenworth trucks T270, T280, T370, T380, T440, T470 and T480.
Cummins will replace fuel hoses on affected trucks free of charge. Owners can contact PACCAR Customer Service at 1-425-828-5888 (Kenworth) and 1-940-591-4220 (Peterbilt). The PACCAR numbers for this recall are 21PBG (Peterbilt) and 21KWF (Kenworth). The NHTSA callback number is 21V-601.
Wabash recall affects 350 refrigerated trailers
Wabash National is recalling approximately 352 model year 2018-2022 refrigerated vans in which the fuel tank brackets may come loose.
The recall involves trailers manufactured with bonded fuel tank brackets. Affected trailers use a two-part adhesive to adhere the fuel tank brackets to the underside of the trailers.
Dealers will add an aluminum plate and four fasteners to each bracket to fix the problem. Owners can contact Wabash customer service at 1-765-771-5404. Wabash’s number for this recall is B21012. The NHTSA recall number is 21V-588.