The standards, to be announced Aug. 9, will affect work trucks, buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.
Agency is slightly relaxing its new stopping distance requirements for new truck tractors at lower initial speeds.
Carriers have increased per-mile and fuel rates, posted bonuses and reduced truck-lease payments.
New Century Transportation Driver John Jensen won Truckers News’ June “Road Signage” photo challenge.
Truckers may tour Detroit manufacturing plant, have lunch and get free merchandise as part of a driver appreciation promotion for August.
The national average price increased 4.9 cents to $3.899, as all regions but one advanced.
Aug. 1 date set if fleets want to register trailers under a new California regulation designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Safety improvement proposal is aimed at removing high-risk drivers and carriers from operation.
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