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December 19, 2012

Hino Motors Recalling More Than 35,000 Trucks

WASHINGTON – Hino Motors Sales U.S.A. is recalling more than 35,000 2005-2013 model-year medium-duty trucks because an electrical system issue may pose a fire risk, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

December 19, 2012

Full lineup of Volvo Group trucks in the U.S. earns 2014 greenhouse gas certification

GÖTEBORG, SWEDEN - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have certified all Volvo Group trucks in the U.S., both Mack and Volvo branded, in accordance with 2014 fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas regulations.

November 1, 2012

Gearing Up for Upcoming Medium- & Heavy-Duty Truck Regulations

Several experts offer insight to help fleets prepare for the regulations impacting medium- and heavy-duty trucks beginning in 2014.

August 31, 2012

NGVAmerica Applauds Government Adoption of Pro-NGV Incentives

WASHINGTON – NGVAmerica said it applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to include additional regulatory incentives for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as part of the recently finalized new fuel economy and greenhouse gas rules.

August 15, 2012

Altec Recalling 141 Aerial-Device Utility Trucks

WASHINGTON – Altec Industries is recalling 141 2012 model-year aerial device vehicles built on the Navistar TerraStar chassis, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

June 1, 2012

NTTC Applauds NHTSA ECS Proposal

ARLINGTON, VA – National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) announced that it supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposal to require electronic vehicle stability control (ECS) systems on new Class 8 tractors.

May 16, 2012

USDOT Proposes Rule to Prevent Rollover Crashes for Large Trucks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed a new federal motor vehicle safety standard to require electronic stability control (ESC) systems on large commercial trucks.

March 14, 2012

Ford Recalling 352 2011-MY F-650 and F-750 Trucks

WASHINGTON -– Ford Motor Co. is recalling 352 2011 model-year F-650 and F-750 trucks that were manufactured from Dec. 3, 2010 through Dec. 20, 2011 and equipped with Bendix ATR-6 antilock traction relay valves.

February 15, 2012

Ford Recalling 13,239 F-59 and F-53 Stripped Chassis Vehicles

WASHINGTON – Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 13,200 2011 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from Feb. 1, 2010 through July 1, 2011 as well as 2012 model-year F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis vehicles manufactured from May 10, 2011 through Oct. 25, 2011.

August 1, 2011

Ford Recalling F-Series Trucks

WASHINGTON – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Ford is recalling 1.1 million vehicles, specifically the 1997-2004 Ford F-150, 1997-1999 Ford F-250, and 2002-2003 Lincoln Blackwood.

July 29, 2011

CAFE to Increase to 54.5 MPG by 2025

WASHINGTON - The administration's new program proposes vehicle performance equivalent to 54.5 mpg or 163 grams/mile of CO2 by MY-2025.

May 11, 2011

Mack Recalls 329 Commercial Trucks

WASHINGTON - Mack Trucks is recalling 329 model-year 2011-2012 trucks that are equipped with Gunite automatic slack adjusters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported.

May 11, 2011

GM Recalling Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

WASHINGTON - General Motors is recalling more than 4,600 model-year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks because of a potential problem with the windshield wiper, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported.

January 28, 2011

NHTSA Proposes Speed Limiters on HD Trucks: Will Medium-Duties be Next?

The proposed rulemaking would amend the federal motor vehicle safety standards requiring OEMs to install speed limiters on trucks with a GVWR greater than 26,000 lbs. An electronic control module (ECM) would limit the maximum speed to no more than 68 mph. Many independent truckers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) are opposed to the rulemaking.

January 24, 2011

Is it Really a Truck?

When I think about a truck, the image that first comes to mind is four wheels, two doors, and a bed. However, times are changing, and while the government's CAFE standards still only have two categories, car and truck (based on the vehicle chassis), I believe it's time to broaden the current perception.

December 22, 2010

EPA, DOT Publishes Formal Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Standards Proposal

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have released for public consumption their Heavy-Duty National Program.

December 9, 2010

U.S. DOT Proposes Rear View Visibility Rule

WASHINGTON - NHTSA believes automobile manufacturers will install rear mounted video cameras and in-vehicle displays to meet the proposed standards. Will rear-view cameras become as universal as safety belts?

November 24, 2010

Cummins Confirms Support for Greenhouse Gas & Fuel-Efficiency Standards

COLUMBUS, IN - Cummins Inc. further confirmed its support for greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards for heavy- and medium-duty commercial vehicles and engines during its testimony at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing in Chicago.

November 17, 2010

ATD Speaks Out on Fuel Economy Rules

CHICAGO - At a hearing Nov. 15 on a proposal to establish first-ever fuel economy rules for commercial and work trucks and engines, the chairman of the American Truck Dealers (ATD) urged federal regulators to ensure that any new mandates are "appropriate, cost-effective and technologically feasible."

September 20, 2010

Truck-Involved Traffic Fatalities Reach Historic Low; Decline by 20 Percent in 2009

ARLINGTON, VA - The number of truck-involved traffic fatalities declined 20 percent in 2009, dropping from 4,245 in 2008 to 3,380 in 2009. The reduction is the lowest level in recorded Department of Transportation history and also shows a 33-percent decrease in fatalities since the improved hours-of-service regulations first became effective in January 2004.

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