December 1, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers more than 17,000 Dodge and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vans in the 2003 to 2006 model years.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, 2003-MY, 2006-MY, 2005-MY, 2004-MY, NHTSA, Dodge Sprinter, Freightliner Sprinter
November 26, 2016 - Industry News
The recall affects more than 12,000 2016-model year pickup trucks that are at a higher risk for running out of fuel.
Tags: Nissan, Recalls, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, Nissan Titan XD
November 17, 2016 - Industry News
The recall, expected to begin Dec. 20, affects 22 Rockport cargo box trucks and work trucks in the 2016 model year.
Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Box Trucks, Forest River, Rockport
November 10, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers more than 25,000 2014- to 2016-model year Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks and 2016-MY Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks.
Tags: Recalls, 2014-MY, Isuzu NPR, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Isuzu NPR-HD, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Medium-Duty Trucks
November 8, 2016 - Industry News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting on Nov. 10 to gain input on the federal policy on automated vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Policy, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
November 1, 2016 - Industry News
A 30-day extension of the public comment period for a proposed truck speed-limiter rule was announced today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA
October 31, 2016 - Industry News
The last of nearly 16,000 trucks voluntarily recalled by Volvo Trucks North America for a steering defect have been identified and repaired, achieving a 100% safety recall completion – a rare occurrence in the world of recalls.
Tags: FMCSA, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, U.S. DOT, NHTSA
October 18, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Safety Technology, NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Autonomous Vehicles
October 13, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Chuck Schumer
October 5, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: DOT, Vehicle Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
October 4, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, ATA MC&E
September 29, 2016 - Industry News
The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.
Tags: Cargo Vans, Seat Belts, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Freightliner Sprinter, Daimler Vans
September 20, 2016 - Industry News
The new guidelines include a 15-point safety assessment framework that provides vehicle performance standards for manufacturers and developers.
Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
September 8, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: NHTSA, Fleet Technology Expo, Fleet Events
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
Federal safety regulators are proposing that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a specific maximum speed.
Tags: FMCSA, Speed Limiter, NHTSA, Regulations
August 16, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: EPA, GHG emissions, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers 889 Ram 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks in the 2016 model year.
Tags: Recalls, Ram 5500, Ram 3500, Ram 4500, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, FCA
August 9, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Drowsy Driving, Driver Fatigue, NHTSA
July 29, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: NHTSA, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
July 28, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Highway Safety, Tesla Motors, NHTSA, Autonomous Vehicles
July 5, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Highway Safety, Highway Fatalities, NHTSA
June 6, 2016 - Industry News
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.
Tags: MPG, GHG, EPA, NHTSA, Phase 2 GHG Proposals
May 25, 2016 - Industry News
The recall, limited to 55 vans in the 2015 and 2016 model years, will address the risk of windows separating during a crash.
Tags: Recalls, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Freightliner Sprinter, Daimler, Full-Size Vans
May 3, 2016 - Industry News
The recall, which covers multiple models, will address a weld-related steering issue in nearly 4,800 pickup trucks and SUVs.
Tags: Cadillac, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Recalls, GMC Yukon, GMC Sierra, GMC, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Luxury SUVs, Large SUVs, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY, 2017-MY
April 18, 2016 - Industry News
The recall covers 321 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans that were shipped to final-stage manufacturers missing the tire pressure monitoring system.
Tags: Chevrolet, Recalls, Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana, GMC, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Cutaway Vans, 2016-MY
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