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DOT proposes rule to govern truck speeds

The U.S. Department of Transportation Aug. 26 released a proposed rule that would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiting devices.

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EPA issues new round of truck emissions standards, group wary of potential ‘enormous costs’ of rule

The EPA and DOT on Aug. 16 issued the final draft of the next round of emissions and fuel economy standards for U.S. heavy-duty trucks. Joe Mendel of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association says the rule could "impose enormous costs" on truck buyers.

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Report indicates truck-involved fatalities up in 2015

Preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show a 4 percent increase in truck-involved crashes with fatalities in 2015 over 2014.

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New rule to cut truck emissions, implement fuel economy minimums moves to White House

The standards will begin taking effect for trailers in 2018. Tractor requirements take effect in 2021. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire vehicle ­­– engine, truck and trailer – will be required to meet the standards.

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Trailer underride guard mandate proposed by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to require rear impact guards on the back of trailers.

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EPA fuel economy standards: Major trucking groups, truck manufacturers question rule’s stipulations, support its goals

Some say the proposed rules are too aggressive and will be difficult to meet with the given timeline. Others say the market will drive the industry to meeting these proposed regulations during a similar timeline if it saves truck drivers and trucking companies money as the EPA says it will.

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Greater simplicity needed for Phase 2 efficiency regs?

Steven Davenport to EPA at GATS: "If you ... don’t get the technology to what’s the simplest thing ... we don’t get the environmental benefit, because people will hold onto those old trucks."

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EPA, NHTSA officials to hear from truckers on emissions/fuel-efficiency regs at GATS

The officials will hear from truckers in a public hearing on the "Phase 2" proposal to accelerate fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards for 2018-'27 model year trailers and 2021-'27 trucks.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

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