Bulletin wire reports

Ram truck recall gets expanded

More than 2 million older Ram trucks have been recalled because of defects that could lead their tailgates to open unexpectedly. The latest announcement is an expansion of a recall from this spring, but the updated recall is larger, covering an additional 693,128 trucks and adding to a separate 1.1 million truck recall announced last year. Together, the recalls cover more than 2 million trucks, as noted in a posting by The Car Connection. The recall affects 2015-2017 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups equipped with an 8-foot bed and a power locking tailgate, all 2013-2014 and 2018 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups built before April 1, 2018, with a 6- or 8-foot bed and a power locking tailgate. The recall expansion announced late last month affects model year 2013-2014 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups.

Shortage of White Claw not accurate

There is indeed more demand for White Claw hard seltzer than there is supply, especially its variety 12-pack. The result is White Claw being put “on allocation” — which it has been for a year. That means there is a measured flow of White Claw moving through the system rather than the limitless supply we’re used to for the nation’s largest brands. While retailers may occasionally run out of White Claw, more is always arriving in the market. In a statement, Phil Rosse, president of Mark Anthony Brands, said that the company aims to get the brand off allocation “heading into 2020.”