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, Tractor Trailers, Accidents, 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
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
Paccar is recalling 11,056 model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 chassis manufactured Jan. 1, 2012 through Oct. 14, 2013, and Peterbilt 567 and 579 chassis manufactured Jan. 20, 2012 through Oct. 11, 2013, and equipped with Inteva-brand door latch assemblies.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Safety, Peterbilt, Recalls, NHTSA
February 3, 2014 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided to go ahead with a regulation that will require vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems in new cars. The move signals that trucks are likely to be included at some point in the future.
Tags: Safety, V2V, NHTSA, Information Technology
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
Navistar is recalling more than 2,800 model year 2013-2014 International ProStar sleeper cab vehicles manufactured Dec. 12, 2012, through Aug. 8, of this year.
Tags: International, Navistar, Recalls, NHTSA
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.
Tags: DOT, GAO, Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications, V2V, UMTRI, NHTSA
November 1, 2013 - Industry News
Newly released figures show U.S. traffic fatalities in the first half of 2013 are down from the same time a year ago.
Tags: Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
The first of two new recalls by Volvo Trucks involves 381 model year 2013-2014 VNL vehicles manufactured April 2, 2012, through May 3, 2013 that are equipped with a Meritor RPL-20 driveline transmission.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 23,000 2007-2014 VAH, VHD, VNL, VNM, and VT models because of an omission that could lengthen stopping distances. The affected vehicles were manufactured from December 20, 2006 through May 22, 2013.
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
A potential transmission problem raises the risk of stalling. The recall affects 196 2013 model-year trucks.
Tags: Isuzu, Recalls, Isuzu N Series, NHTSA
May 14, 2013 - Industry News
Just over a month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted a proposed regulation to require speed limiters on big rigs to the DOT, it has been returned to the agency without approval.
Tags: Speed Limiter, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
May 7, 2013 - Industry News
A new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows highway fatalities in the United States increased last year 5.3% from 2011, reversing several years of annual declines.
Tags: Highway Fatalities, NHTSA, Safety
April 1, 2013 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced three truck makers -- Daimler Trucks North America, Volvo and Navistar International -- are recalling vehicles, for defects including daytime running lights, a battery disconnect switch and an axle bearing retaining nut lock snap ring.
Tags: Navistar, Volvo Trucks, NHTSA, Daimler Trucks North America, Recalls
February 13, 2013 - Industry News
A new report released by the American Trucking Associations summarizes the car-truck relative contribution/fault findings of several large-scale studies.
Tags: FMCSA, AAA, ATA, CSA, NHTSA
January 8, 2013 - Industry News
As required by the bipartisan Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing that hybrid and electric vehicles meet minimum sound standards in order to help make all pedestrians more aware of the approaching vehicles
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