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January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Silverado, Sierra Pickups Recalled for Air Bags

Photo of Chevrolet Silverado courtesy of General Motors.

The recall, which affects just 90 2016-MY trucks, will let dealers fix a problem related to the air bag sensing and diagnostic module.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Recalls, GMC Sierra, General Motors, GMC, Air Bags, NHTSA, Large Pickups, 2016-MY

December 28, 2015 - Industry News

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups Recalled

Photo of Chevrolet Colorado courtesy of GM.

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

Tags: Recalls, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups

December 21, 2015 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Trailers, Recalls, Dry Vans, NHTSA

December 8, 2015 - Industry News

NHTSA Proposes More Effective Rear Impact Guards

The proposed rules would prevent "passenger compartment intrusion" of a car that rear-ends a trailer for 5 mph more than now.

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.

Tags: Trailers, NHTSA, Safety, Underride Guard, Regulations

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Cummins Natural Gas Engine Recall Affects Mack, Navistar Trucks

Screen capture courtesy of Mack via YouTube.

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.

Tags: Cummins, 2010-MY, Mack Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Refuse Fleets, Construction Fleets

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Terex Recalls Concrete Mixer Trucks for Steering

Photo courtesy of Terex.

The recall affects 288 vehicles at risk for steering problems related to faulty gear pumps.

Tags: Terex, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

ATA: Automatic Braking Should be Standard on Trucks and Cars

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.

Tags: Collision Avoidance Technology, NHTSA, ATA MC&E

October 8, 2015 - Industry News

Faulty Fire Extinguishers Recalled in Some McNeilus Mixers, Refuse Trucks

Photo courtesy of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

UPDATED -- More than 6,700 McNeilus trucks are equipped with Kidde fire extinguishers that may be defective.

Tags: Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Concrete Mixer Trucks, Refuse Fleets, McNeilus

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

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.

Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, NHTSA

September 9, 2015 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Trucks Recalled for Electrical Short Risk

Photo of Ram 1500 truck courtesy of FCA US.

The recall affects 1,655 2014-2015 model-year Ram 1500 diesel 4x2 trucks.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 1500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Diesel Trucks, FCA, Large Pickups

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

GHG Phase 2 Rule Comment Period Extended

Photo: Jim Park

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.

Tags: Emissions, EPA, NHTSA

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Truck Fleets Support Higher Fuel Efficiency Standards

Image courtesy of CALSTART.

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.

Tags: trucks, California, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, NHTSA

August 21, 2015 - Industry News

FCA Recalls Ram 4500 and 5500 Trucks

Photo courtesy of FCA.

The recall, which involves just 199 vehicles, will address a front suspension issue.

Tags: Recalls, Ram Truck, Ram 5500, 2015-MY, Ram 4500, NHTSA, FCA

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Concerns Aired at GHG Phase 2 Hearing

A panel of representatives from the EPA and NHTSA listened to comments and suggestions for the proposed Phase 2 GHG rules. Photo by Steven Martinez.

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.

Tags: Emissions, CARB, Regulations, EPA, NHTSA

August 10, 2015 - Industry News

ATD Chairman Urges 'Affordable' Phase 2 GHG Standards

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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.

Tags: ATD, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

August 5, 2015 - Industry News

Phase 2 GHG Public Hearing Scheduled

EPA and NHTSA will hold a public hearing on Aug. 6 in Chicago for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles.

Tags: Regulations, EPA, NHTSA, Greenhouse Gas

July 20, 2015 - Industry News

NHTSA to Upgrade Truck Underride and Conspicuity Rules

Photo: Tom Berg

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

Western Star Recall to Replace Speedometers

Photo of Western Star 4900 by Jason Lawrence via Wikimedia Commons and Flickr.

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

Reaction Tempered to Proposed Phase 2 GHG Rule

Image: Environmental Defense Fund

Stakeholder reactions to the rollout of the proposed Phase 2 federal GHG emission rules run the gamut from to cautionary to laudatory.

Tags: Emissions, MPG, EPA, NHTSA

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Natural Gas Vehicle Industry Supports Proposed Emissions Rules

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, EPA, Natural Gas Vehicles, NHTSA

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Claim Phase 2 GHG Rules Will Cut Pollution and Save Money

HDT File Photo

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: Emissions, MPG, EPA, NHTSA

June 19, 2015 - Industry News

Ram 4500, 5500 Trucks Recalled for Speed Software

Photo courtesy of FCA US.

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

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Autocar Recalls Xpeditor, Xpert and XSpotter Trucks

Photo courtesy of Autocar.

The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls covering a total of 5,286 trucks.

Tags: Recalls, Autocar, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Natural Gas Vehicles

June 17, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Recalls MRU, LEU and LR6 Trucks

Photo of Cummins Westport ISL G engine courtesy of Cummins.

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: Recalls, Cummins Westport, NHTSA, Refuse Fleets, Mack Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles

June 15, 2015 - Industry News

Freightliner, Dodge Sprinter Vans Join Takata Recall

Photo of Dodge Sprinter van by IFCAR via Wikimedia. (Photo shot at 2008 Washington Auto Show.)

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, Cargo Vans, Air Bags, NHTSA, Dodge, Freightliner, FCA, Full-Size Vans

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