National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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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Paccar recalls trucks equipped with defective part

Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks were using the same brake component that affected production of Navistar and Volvo Group trucks.

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Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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Idaho, Tennessee to mount holiday patrols

Idaho police statewide will conduct an enforcement campaign to target impaired driving Nov. 19-27.

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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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Peterbilt dealers support safety program

Dealers in Sioux City, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Iowa, and Norfolk, Neb., are supporting the “Buckle Up In Your Truck” safety campaign.

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New emissions rule to drive truck prices higher

The first-ever regulation for truck fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, announced Aug. 9, is expected to cut diesel use by 4 gallons per 100 miles traveled by the time 2018 models are sold.

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NHTSA raises stopping distances at lower speed

Agency is slightly relaxing its new stopping distance requirements for new truck tractors at lower initial speeds.

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NY law mandates mirrors

A new law will require truck drivers traveling in New York City to mount front-end mirrors.

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