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August 9, 2016

New Report Sounds Wakeup Call on Dangers of Drowsy Driving

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 Updates Trailer Parking Brake Valve Issue

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

Safety Advocates Slam NHTSA for Pushing “Robot Car Technology”

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

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up 7.7%

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

Truck GHG Phase 2: Final Rule Could See August Release

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

Daimler Recalls Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans

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

Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra Recalled for Steering

The recall, which covers multiple models, will address a weld-related steering issue in nearly 4,800 pickup trucks and SUVs.

April 18, 2016

GM Recalls Vans for Missing Tire Pressure Monitors

The recall covers 321 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans that were shipped to final-stage manufacturers missing the tire pressure monitoring system.  

April 8, 2016

Some Shippers Serve Up a Different Take on Green

Eleven natural food suppliers plus outdoors outfitter Patagonia are urging the proposed Phase 2 round of GHG/MPG standards be tightened and sped up.

April 4, 2016

Automatic Braking Could Take Longer to Develop for Big Trucks

Automatic emergency braking could take longer to develop in large commercial trucks because of the unique challenges in vehicles that are larger in size and heavier in weight.

April 4, 2016

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Power Steering

The recall, tied to contamination on the electric power steering control circuit board, affects 442 pickup trucks in the 2015 and 2016 model years.

March 24, 2016

EPA Not Backing off GHG Rules for Trailers, Glider Kits

EPA and NHTSA have again indicated they intend to regulate truck trailers and glider kits under their Phase 2 proposal for limiting the GHG emissions and fuel consumption of on-highway trucks.

March 17, 2016

Volvo Recalls Nearly 16,000 Trucks for Steering Shaft Problem

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models because some of them may have steering shafts that could separate, resulting in complete loss of steering.

March 17, 2016

Sprinter Vans Recalled for Overloading Risk

The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.

February 9, 2016

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor Trucks

In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.

January 14, 2016

Crash Data Shows Reduction in Trucking-Related Fatalities

Recent analysis by ATA of crash and mileage data has shown a decline in the rate of truck-involved fatalities in both the short and long term.

January 7, 2016

Mitsubishi Fuso Recalls Trucks for Fuel Return Hoses

The action covers nearly 9,500 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks in the 2012-2015 model years.

December 28, 2015

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.

December 21, 2015

Strick Trailers Recalls Dry Vans Over Rear Impact Guards

Notice affects some model-year 1998 -2005 vans whose bumpers might not prevent a vehicle from traveling under the trailer in a crash.

December 8, 2015

NHTSA Proposes More Effective Rear Impact Guards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed rules that would require “more robust” rear impact guards on trailers and semitrailers. The stronger guards would remain effective at up to 35 mph – compared to 30 mph for current guards.

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