March 17, 2016
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.
The tire pressure labels on 2,278 2015-2016-MY 2500 and 3500 vans contain inaccurate information, according to NHTSA.
February 9, 2016
In more than a thousand trucks in the 2013-2016 model years, the brake pedals are at risk for detaching.
January 14, 2016
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
The action covers nearly 9,500 FEC52, FEC72, FEC92 and FGB72 trucks in the 2012-2015 model years.
December 28, 2015
Dealers need to replace a faulty console compartment lid latch assembly in 8,763 2016-MY trucks.
December 21, 2015
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
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.
November 30, 2015
Buried in the stats of accident reporting lies the unvarnished truth: Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance kills.
November 10, 2015
The recall, which Cummins will oversee, covers more than 3,000 Mack and Navistar trucks equipped with the ISL G natural gas engine. The trucks are potentially at risk for oil leaks that pose a fire risk.
The recall affects 288 vehicles at risk for steering problems related to faulty gear pumps.
October 20, 2015
The American Trucking Associations has decided to “urge” both truck and car manufacturers to equip all new vehicles with automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems and that ATA has “offered its support for a potential regulation” addressing this type of collision-mitigation safety technology.
October 8, 2015
UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.
September 10, 2015
January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.
September 9, 2015
The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.
September 2, 2015
Two weeks have been added to the period in which comments on the proposed Phase 2 round of federal GHG rules for commercial vehicles will be accepted.
August 31, 2015
A high percentage of fleet operators recently surveyed by the California clean transportation consortium CALSTART generally support higher national fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, reported Natural Gas Intelligence.
August 21, 2015
The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.
August 18, 2015
EPA and NHTSA's public hearing on proposed GHG Phase 2 standards allowed fleets, manufacturers, environmental groups and legislators to air their concerns on the future emissions rules, often disagreeing on the particulars.
August 10, 2015
In testimony in Chicago at a joint U.S. EPA and NHTSA hearing, ATD's chairman explained why Phase 2 truck and engine efficiency standards must be affordable and not compromise performance, among other points.
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