National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Daimler recalling Freightliner, Western Star trucks

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling more than 103,000 of its Class 8 trucks manufactured between 2006 and this year.

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Daimler trucks meet 2014 greenhouse gas regs

DTNA’s GHG14 compliance came a year ahead of the mandate for certification by the EPA and the Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Feds set date for stability control proposed rule

The NHTSA also expects to issue a notice for a proposed rule to mandate speed limiting devices for heavy trucks.

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NTSB repeats driver cell phone ban recommendation

The recommendation originally was issued Dec. 13, following NTSB’s meeting on a multi-vehicle Missouri accident.

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Paccar recalls trucks equipped with defective part

Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks were using the same brake component that affected production of Navistar and Volvo Group trucks.

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Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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Idaho, Tennessee to mount holiday patrols

Idaho police statewide will conduct an enforcement campaign to target impaired driving Nov. 19-27.

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New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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Peterbilt dealers support safety program

Dealers in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa, and Norfolk, Neb., are supporting the “Buckle Up In Your Truck” safety campaign.

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New emissions rule to drive truck prices higher

The first-ever regulation for truck fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, announced Aug. 9, is expected to cut diesel use by 4 gallons per 100 miles traveled by the time 2018 models are sold.

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