May 20, 2015 - Industry News
Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.
Tags: Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
April 30, 2015 - Industry News
In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Hino Trucks, Hino 268, Hino 338, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Hino 238, Hino 258
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
The OOIDA has provided the FMCSA and the NHTSA with research showing a lack of scientific evidence supporting a speed limiter mandate and saying that enforcing the rule would make highways less safe.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, OOIDA, NHTSA
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Speed Limiter, Speed Limits, NHTSA
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.
Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Speed Limiter, ELD, NHTSA, FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Regulations
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.
Tags: Highway Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Forward Collision Warning, NHTSA
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration officially notified CMA and Double Coin Holdings that Double Coin Tires missing a load rating sidewall marker are not a threat to vehicle safety.
Tags: Double Coin, Safety & Compliance, CMA, NHTSA
January 1, 2015 - Industry News
Navistar is recalling 498 2013-2015 model-year International WorkStar trucks for faulty headlights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.
Tags: Navistar, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, 2013-MY, Utility Fleets, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, International WorkStar, NHTSA
December 30, 2014 - Industry News
Hino Motor Sales U.S.A. is recalling 8,140 2005-2015 model-year ND8J, NE8J and NF8J trucks because their parking brakes may not function properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Tags: Recalls, 2005-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Class 6
The action affects 553 front-discharge concrete mixer vehicles manufactured from Aug. 20, 2012, to Dec. 5, 2014.
Tags: Terex, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Construction Fleets
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.
Tags: Recalls, China Manufacturers Alliance, NHTSA, Tires and Wheels
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
The number of overall traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined in 2013 from the year before while those involving commercial trucks turned just slightly higher, according to newly released figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: Drivers, Safety, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, Crash-Related Injuries, Safety & Compliance, NHTSA
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
The recall affects more than 8,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles in the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, 2014-MY, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, NHTSA
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Senate in a voice vote Tuesday confirmed Mark Rosekind to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, People
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama intends to nominate Mark Rosekind of the National Transportation Safety Board -- a noted fatigue scientist who has studied truck driver hours of service rules -- to the top job at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NTSB, NHTSA, Sleep Apnea, Hours of Service, Fatigue, People
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Two recalls have been issued for Volvo trucks. One involves disc brake problems on VAH, VNL, and VNM model trucks; a smaller recall affects D16 engines in VNL and VNX models.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA, Brakes, Engines
October 14, 2014 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating six complaints it has received alleging steer tire failure involving Michelin’s 2014 XZA 295/60/R22.5 tires used on auto-haulers.
Tags: Michelin, Safety, Truck Tires, Investigation, Tires, NHTSA, Auto Haulers
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks of North America is recalling 1,025 2011-2015 VNL and 2014-2015 VNM trucks, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice.
Tags: Safety, Volvo Trucks, Freightliner, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
July 11, 2014 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has granted a petition from the Truck Safety Coalition and will issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to rear impact/underride guards and other safety strategies for single unit trucks.
Tags: Regulations, Trailers, Underride, NHTSA
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday released a new study about the economic toll and societal impact of motor vehicle crashes in the United States.
Tags: Accidents, Safety, Research, Fatal Accidents, Highway Fatalities, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
Autocar is recalling 4,100 model year 2008-2014 ACX, WX, and WXLL vehicles manufactured July 30, 2007, through Feb.10, 2014, and equipped with certain Cummins Westport Model ISL G or ISX12 G engines, which are powered by natural gas..
Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Recalls, Autocar, Safety & Compliance, Cummins Westport, NHTSA
April 6, 2014 - Industry News
By the time 2020 rolls around, you can expect new trucks to be equipped with mandatory stability control and collision avoidance technology, according to Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs for Bendix.
Tags: Regulations, Electronic Stability Control, Bendix, Mid-America Trucking Show, Collision Avoidance, NHTSA
April 3, 2014 - Industry News
These recommendations stem from a 2013 NTSB safety study on straight-trucks and other research, which identified issues that apply to tractor-trailers as well.
Tags: Trailers, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Underride, NHTSA, Accidents, Tractor Trailers, Regulations
Hazardous materials carriers want Congress to change several regulations when it writes the next highway law. William Downey, executive vice president for Kenan Advantage Group, told legislators at a Wednesday hearing that Congress should tell the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration to withdraw its proposed wetlines rule.
Tags: Safety, Hazmat, Tankers, Congress, GAO, NHTSA, ATA
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
Following a U.S. Department of Transportation call to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology for all cars and light trucks on the nation’s highways, the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been tapped to design the delivery integration framework that will allow vehicles to “talk” with their drivers and with other automobiles on the roadway.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Information Technology, U.S. DOT, V2V, NHTSA
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