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Meritor Wabco ESC system meets new proposed requirements

| May 17, 2012

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 ...

NHTSA proposes brake-throttle override mandate

| April 14, 2012

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

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Overdrive Staff | March 20, 2012

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

Daimler recalling Freightliner, Western Star trucks

| March 07, 2012

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

Feds set date for stability control proposed rule

Jill Dunn | February 10, 2012

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

NTSB repeats driver cell phone ban recommendation

Jill Dunn | February 10, 2012

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

Fed agency measures distracted-driving deaths

| December 09, 2011

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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Overdrive Staff | September 01, 2011

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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