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December 11, 2013

Foreign Tire Sales Recalls Truck Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring Foreign Tire Sales Inc. to recall 2,659 truck tires because of inaccurate load and inflation information on the tires.

December 5, 2013

Study: New Diesel Truck and Bus Engines Emissions Dramatically Cleaner Than Expected

A new study says the reduction in emissions in the newest clean-diesel engines has exceeded the amount required by law. The study by the Coordinating Research Council in cooperation with the Health Effects Institute highlights the low-emissions performance of the new generation of clean diesel technology manufactured starting in 2010.

November 14, 2013

Highway Fatalities Rose 3.3% in 2012

The national highway safety effort lost ground in 2012 as fatalities from both car and truck crashes increased compared to the previous year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports a 3.3% increase, from 32,479 to 33,561.

November 5, 2013

GAO Reviews Benefits, Costs of Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

A vehicle-to-vehicle wireless network could improve safety by communicating warnings, but the benefits depend on broad deployment and acceptance by the public.

November 1, 2013

U.S. Traffic Deaths Fall in First Half of 2013

Newly released figures show U.S. traffic fatalities in the first half of 2013 are down from the same time a year ago.

August 26, 2013

Two Recalls Issued for Volvo Trucks

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.

July 30, 2013

Brakes: Shorter Stopping Distances, Again

Coming up: another “non-event” for brakes? That’s what Phase Two of new federal stopping-distance requirements will be for truck operators, according to people we talked with. Stronger, higher-performance brakes on certain vehicles won’t even cost much more in most cases. But like Phase One two years ago, which was hardly noticed by truckers, Phase Two represents a lot of work for brake makers and truck builders.

July 8, 2013

23,000 Volvo Trucks Being Recalled

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.

June 14, 2013

Navistar Recalling More Than 7,700 Trucks

Navistar is recalling more than 7,700 2012-2013 International ProStar and TranStar commercial trucks, manufactured from August 1, 2011, through July 10, 2012, that are equipped with front brake linings listed as feature codes 0504501, 0504504, or 04EWM. The brake S-Cam tube bracket assemblies made by Meritor on the steer axles may fracture.

June 10, 2013

More Than 1,300 2014 Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks Being Recalled

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice says an internal defect in the ignition switch causes the starter to engage when a key is partially inserted before the key is turned, and could cause injury to a person working in the engine compartment. Vehicles with standard transmissions may experience unexpected movement, which may result in personal injury or a crash.

May 29, 2013

Isuzu Recalling Some N-Series Trucks

A potential transmission problem raises the risk of stalling. The recall affects 196 2013 model-year trucks.

May 14, 2013

Truck Speed Limiter Proposal Returned to NHTSA

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.

May 7, 2013

Highway Fatalities Increase for the First Time in Several Years

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.

April 1, 2013

Recalls Issued For Daimler, Volvo and Navistar Trucks

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.

March 25, 2013

Recall Issued for Certain Kenworth and Peterbilt Models

Paccar is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats. The cables for anchoring the seat belt buckles of both the driver and passenger seat may fray.

March 15, 2013

Underride Guards on Most Big Rigs Leave Passenger Vehicle Occupants at Risk, IIHS Says

Modern semitrailers for the most part do a good job of keeping passenger vehicles from sliding underneath them, greatly increasing the chances of surviving a crash into the back of a large truck, recent tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show. But in crashes involving only a small portion of the truck's rear, most trailers fail to prevent potentially deadly underride.

February 13, 2013

Report Summarizes Car-Truck Contribution/Fault in Serious Crashes

A new report released by the American Trucking Associations summarizes the car-truck relative contribution/fault findings of several large-scale studies.

January 8, 2013

NHTSA Proposes New Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

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

December 11, 2012

2011 Highway Deaths Down, but Truck Occupant Deaths up 20%

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a new analysis showing that highway deaths fell to 32,367 in 2011, marking the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9% decrease from the previous year. Large-truck fatalities, however, rose, with the number of large-truck occupants killed jumping by 20%

June 1, 2006

NHTSA Proposes Shorter Stops

Proposal would require big tractors to stop 20 percent to 30 percent shorter.

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