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December 1, 2016

Older Sprinter Vans Recalled for Brake Warning Light

The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.

November 26, 2016

Nissan Recalls Titan XD Diesel Trucks for Fuel Gauge

The recall affects more than 12,000 2016-model year pickup trucks that are at a higher risk for running out of fuel.

November 17, 2016

Rockport Trucks Recalled for Stalling

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 20, affects 22 Rockport cargo box trucks and work trucks in the 2016 model year.

November 10, 2016

Isuzu Truck Recall Tied to Unintended Acceleration

The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.

November 8, 2016

NHTSA Slates Public Meeting on Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.

November 1, 2016

DOT Extends Speed-Limiter Rule Comment Period

A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

October 31, 2016

DOT Declares Volvo Steering Defect Recall 100% Complete

The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.

October 20, 2016

2016 Fleet Technology Expo in Pictures

The 2016 Fleet Technology Expo (FTX) gave fleet managers and stakeholders speakers and a ride and drive. Attendees had the opportunity to network and learn about the latest equipment and technology in the exhibit hall. Among the awards presented was the inaugural Fleet Visionary awards, which were sponsored by Merchants Fleet Management. Photos by Thi Dao, Jim Park, and Roselynne Reyes.

October 18, 2016

NHTSA Official Talks Autonomous Vehicles, Safety Tech at FTX

In his keynote address at the 2016 Fleet Technology Expo, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center provided an overview of vehicle safety technologies, covering systems that have recently been introduced to the market as well as technologies currently being developed, such as autonomous vehicles.

October 13, 2016

Sen. Schumer Urges Finalizing Speed-Limiter Rule

Influential Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lent his support to the proposed federal rule that would mandate electronic speed limiters on commercial vehicles during an Oct. 13 campaign stop on Long Island.

October 5, 2016

DOT Aims for Zero Traffic Deaths Within 30 Years

Three DOT agencies and the National Safety Council have teamed up to launch a new initiative with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths on U.S. roads within the next 30 years, and truck safety is one of the targeted areas of the effort.

October 4, 2016

ATA’s Spear Slams Proposed Speed-Limiter Rule

The president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations has bluntly assessed as “dangerous” the key provisions of the proposed federal speed-limiter rule for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

September 29, 2016

Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans Recalled for Seat Belts

The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.

September 20, 2016

Feds Release Autonomous Vehicle Policy

The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.

September 15, 2016

Commentary: Need for Speed?

Trucks using speed limiters had a ratio of 1.6 crashes per 100 trucks per year, while those without had a ratio of 2.9.

September 8, 2016

NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center Director to Address Fleet Technology Expo

Tim Johnson, director of NHTSA’s Vehicle Research and Test Center, will be on hand at this year’s Fleet Technology Expo in Schaumburg, Ill., to open the event at the opening breakfast on Tuesday, October 18.

August 26, 2016

DOT Finally Proposes Truck Speed-Limiter Rule

Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.

August 24, 2016

Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

August 16, 2016

Final Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 Regs Unveiled

The federal government released highly anticipated "Phase 2" greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules for medium and heavy-duty vehicles Tuesday, which in some ways go further than the original proposal unveiled last year.

August 11, 2016

Ram Heavy Duty Trucks Recalled for Power Loss

The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.

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