National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Stiffer truck fuel economy rules urged

A review by scientists showed a potential for more than a 35 percent reduction in fuel consumption from heavy-duty vehicles.

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Hearing set for truck fuel economy standard

Two public hearings are scheduled for proposed federal medium- and heavy-duty truck standards.

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‘Alcolocks’ coming to U.S. Class 8s?

In the area of emissions, the regs tend to roll from California to the rest of the country; in safety/in-cab technology, though, quite a lot has sailed west across the big Atlantic pond in recent years, from EOBRs to governors and more....

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LogBook

The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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Idaho to increase patrols

Idaho law enforcement agencies are mounting high-visibility driving enforcement patrols through Nov. 14.

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Agencies eye national heavy truck fuel standards

Federal agencies announced fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

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Distracted driving estimated at 16% of deaths

Study found proportion of fatalities associated with driver distraction increased from 10 percent to 16 percent between 2005 and 2009.

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Distracted driving meeting agenda set

DOT event will gather transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement officials and industry representatives.

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Wire for safety

A new generation of electronic safety controls can prevent accidents and reduce liability concerns.

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Louisiana beefs up ban on texting while driving

This law strengthens Louisiana’s 2008 texting ban, which allowed police to ticket drivers caught using their phones only if they were stopped for another offense.

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