National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Comment period for stability control proposal

The public has until Aug. 21 to comment on a proposal to require electronic stability control systems on new trucks – an estimated cost of $1,160 per system.

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Pulse

Some of us at Overdrive were talking with drivers at a truck stop recently to hear about their interests. The conversation drifted to our columnist and trucking radio host Kevin Rutherford.

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Proposed rule would mandate stability system

The DOT has proposed a federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control systems on large commercial trucks.

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The Arrow Truck Sales 2012 Back on the Road winner is named, the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is required, a woman's rescuer is named Goodyear's Highway Hero, cargo theft increases and other industry news items are featured.

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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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Daimler recalls 9,800 trucks for two separate defects

Select Freightliner and Western Star models have been recalled for a steering wheel nut defect and a seat weld defect.

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Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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FMCSA study: Speed limiters improve safety

Research confirms safety benefits of using technology to electronically govern and limit the top speed of commercial trucks.

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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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Daimler trucks meet 2014 greenhouse gas regs

DTNA’s GHG14 compliance came a year ahead of the mandate for certification by the EPA and the Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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