NHTSA

How American cars got air bags

The long and circuitous process toward the final codification of a regulation.

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Amendment seeks to curtail EPA oversight of fuel standards

A House committee may consider an amendment to prevent the EPA from regulating fuel and emission standards in trucks.

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Meritor Wabco ESC system meets new proposed requirements

Upon the heels of the proposed federal rule to require electronic stability control systems in new trucks Wednesday, Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems has said its SmarTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) product meets the DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-proposed standard. The system was first introduced by Meritor Wabco in 2005 and combines Roll Stability Control and rotational control. ESC can reduce the risk of vehicle instability while on slippery surfaces or ...

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NHTSA proposes brake-throttle override mandate

The proposed measure would amend current standards by updating the throttle control disconnection test procedures.

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Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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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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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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Fed agency measures distracted-driving deaths

New data released by NHTSA using its refined methodology show an estimated 3,092 fatalities in distraction-affected crashes in 2010.

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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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