October 20, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.
September 20, 2016
The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.
September 15, 2016
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
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
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.
August 24, 2016
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
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
The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.
August 9, 2016
A report issued by the Governors Highway Safety Association on the “extreme danger posed by tired drivers” includes a new NHTSA estimate that pegs the annual societal cost of fatigue-related fatal and injury crashes at $109 billion— and that does not include property damage.
July 29, 2016
Bendix is making available information pertaining to its voluntary recall of some 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves. That May 17 action has prompted recalls of over 30,000 trailers by 11 various trailer makers.
July 28, 2016
The National Highway Traffic Administration should stop pushing the adoption of “robot car technology” until more testing is done and enforceable safety standards are promulgated, according to a July 28 letter sent by three advocacy groups to NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind.
July 5, 2016
Preliminary data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on July 1 shows a 7.7% rise in motor-vehicle traffic deaths last year. NHTSA said an estimated 35,200 people died in 2015, up from the 32,675 reported fatalities in 2014.
June 6, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted its proposed Phase 2 GHG/MPG rule for trucks and trailers to the Office of Management and Budget on June 3 for required regulatory review.
May 25, 2016
The recall, limited to 55 vans in the 2015 and 2016 model years, will address the risk of windows separating during a crash.
May 3, 2016
The recall, which covers multiple models, will address a weld-related steering issue in nearly 4,800 pickup trucks and SUVs.
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