July 20, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the rear-underride crash protection and visibility of single-unit trucks.
Tags: Underride, NHTSA, Straight Trucks, Regulations
July 7, 2015 - Industry News
The recall, set to begin Aug. 7, affects 21 2015-MY Western Star 4700, 4800 and 4900 trucks.
Tags: Western Star, Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, 2015-MY, NHTSA
June 21, 2015 - Industry News
Stakeholder reactions to the rollout of the proposed Phase 2 federal GHG emission rules run the gamut from to cautionary to laudatory.
Tags: GHG, MPG, EPA, NHTSA
June 19, 2015 - Industry News
NGVAmerica has commended EPA and NHTSA for its proposed new round of emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
Tags: Emissions, NGVAmerica, GHG, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, NHTSA
The federal government’s top vehicle and clean-air regulators on June 19 formally announced their proposal for extending fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions rules, and predicted positive economic and health-benefit results.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1,771 Ram 4500 and 5500 cab chassis trucks in the 2014 and 2015 model years.
Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA US
June 17, 2015 - Industry News
The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.
Tags: Recalls, Autocar, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles
The action, which affects 2,124 Mack trucks with Cummins Westport ISL gas engines, will address an engine cooling issue that increases the risk of fire.
Tags: Refuse Trucks, Mack Trucks, Recalls, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles
June 15, 2015 - Industry News
More than 40,000 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans need new passenger-side frontal air bags because the existing ones have defective inflators.
Tags: Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Cargo Vans, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner, FCA US, Full-Size Vans
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
A recall covering nearly 105,000 Kenworth trucks will address the potential for water leaks that can lead to wiper motor malfunction and raise the risk of an electrical short.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, NHTSA
June 10, 2015 - Industry News
Bendix and Meritor Wabco like the renewed attention put on their products by recommendations issued this week by the NTSB. But they don’t necessarily want to see them mandated.
Tags: Meritor Wabco, Forward Collision Warning, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, NTSB, NHTSA, Regulations
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Collision avoidance systems reduce accidents and save lives and injuries, and should be standard on all new passenger and commercial vehicles, says the National Transportation Safety Board in recommendations announced Monday.
Tags: NTSB, Driving Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, NHTSA, Forward Collision Warning
June 7, 2015 - Industry News
The recall affects 4,771 units at risk for detaching and creating road hazards, according to federal safety regulators.
Tags: Recalls, Idle Free Systems, NHTSA
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued its long-awaited final rule to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on Class 7-8 trucks and large buses.
Tags: Highway Safety, Electronic Stability Control, NHTSA
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
The Mercedes-Benz action, an expansion of an earlier recall campaign, affects 1,335 vans in the 2015 model year.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2015-MY, NHTSA
May 20, 2015 - Industry News
Some commercial trucks may be among the vehicles in a massive recall of dangerously defective airbags, expected to be the largest recall in U.S. history.
Tags: Recalls, Daimler Trucks North America, NHTSA
April 30, 2015 - Industry News
In nearly 2,000 trucks, a front axle U-bolt may have been over-torqued – a problem that can eventually lead to steering control loss.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Hino Trucks, Hino 268, Hino 338, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Hino 238, Hino 258
April 24, 2015 - Industry News
The OOIDA has provided the FMCSA and the NHTSA with research showing a lack of scientific evidence supporting a speed limiter mandate and saying that enforcing the rule would make highways less safe.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, OOIDA, NHTSA
April 20, 2015 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations is again urging the Department of Transportation to “move forward” with a rulemaking requiring installation of electronic speed-limiting devices on Class 7 and 8 trucks.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, Speed Limiter, Speed Limits, NHTSA
April 17, 2015 - Industry News
A final rule mandating electronic logging devices will still be published in September, while publication of a proposed rule to mandate speed limiters and one to establish a carrier safety-fitness determination system have been delayed a month.
Tags: Electronic Stability Control, Speed Limiter, ELD, NHTSA, Driver Coercion, FMCSA, Regulations
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
The Obama administration's transportation bill, delivered to the U.S. Congress March 30, would triple funding for the federal safety agency's auto defect investigation office.
Tags: Legislation, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA, President Obama, U.S. Congress
February 25, 2015 - Industry News
The action, set to begin in March, affects 5,586 Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2015 model year.
Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van, Cargo Vans
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
Highway-safety lobbies have petitioned the NHTSA to require forward collision avoidance and mitigation braking systems on all new trucks and buses rated at 10,000 pounds or more GVW.
Tags: Highway Safety, Collision Avoidance Technology, Forward Collision Warning, NHTSA
January 20, 2015 - Industry News
The dip in oil prices is temporary and will not affect the way federal agencies set fuel economy standards, including upcoming new requirements for heavy trucks, said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.
Tags: Fuel Economy Standards, EPA, NHTSA, Regulations, GHG
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration officially notified CMA and Double Coin Holdings that Double Coin Tires missing a load rating sidewall marker are not a threat to vehicle safety.
Tags: Double Coin, Safety & Compliance, CMA, NHTSA
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