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June 2017 Archives

Ford issues safety and compliance recalls for 400K vehicles

Kentucky drivers who own Ford vehicle should be aware that, on June 28, the motor vehicle company recalled approximately 400,000 vehicles due to a coupling issue and a driveshaft issue. The recall affects Ford Transit van or bus models from 2015 to 2017.

Nearly 300,000 minivans recalled due to airbag defect

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the parent company of Dodge, has announced the recall of 297,000 Dodge Grand Caravan minivans in Kentucky and throughout North America. The affected minivans were part of the 2011-12 model year. They are impacted by a potential problem with the driver's side airbag that causes it to deploy inadvertently.

New regulations for truck driver training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a rule that contains changes to the commercial driver's license training requirements. The rule became effective on June 5, 2017, but drivers, companies and training organizations have until February 2020 to be in full compliance with the new law. The training requirements will only apply to new drivers who receive their CDLs on or after Feb. 7, 2020. These changes are seen as a benefit to overall driver safety in Kentucky and throughout the United States.

Cargo safety is the focus of 2017 International Roadcheck

Motorists in Kentucky are more likely to see semi-tractor trailers and buses undergoing roadside inspections between June 6 and June 8 as inspectors step up their enforcement efforts during the annual International Roadcheck safety initiative. The effort is organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance with the goal of encouraging truck and bus drivers and commercial vehicle operators to observe road safety laws and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.

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