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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.

August 25, 2010

Truck Groups to Facilititate IntelliDrive Workshop

ARLINGTON, VA - The Trucking Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition (TIMTC) will facilitate a Truck IntelliDrive and Smart Roadside session at the Technology and Maintenance Council's (TMC) 2010 Fall Meeting in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 22.

August 18, 2010

Curt Manufacturing Recalls Class 3 Hitches

WASHINGTON - Curt Manufacturing Inc. is recalling nearly 6,700 Class 3 receiver hitches sold as aftermarket equipment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

August 18, 2010

Seatbelt Issue Spurs GM Crossover Recall

WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. is recalling more than 207,000 crossovers because of a potential problem with the second row of seatbelts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

June 9, 2010

Chrysler Recalls Minivans and Jeeps

DETROIT - Chrysler Group LLC is recalling nearly 600,000 vehicles involving five models in the United States, according to Reuters.

February 24, 2010

New Sample Bill to Aid States in Banning Texting While Driving

WASHINGTON - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood unveiled sample legislation Feb. 22 to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving.

September 15, 2009

New Fuel Economy & GHG Emission Standards Proposed

WASHINGTON - Instead of three standards, the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency worked with state agencies to propose clearer standards for all automakers, beginning with the 2012 model-year.

August 28, 2009

Michelin Supports Tire Fuel Efficiency Ratings

GREENVILLE, SC - Michelin North America Inc. has filed comments with the NHTSA in support of the agency's proposed tire fuel efficiency consumer information program, which is in the rulemaking phase.

July 30, 2009

NHTSA & GHSA to Help States Effectively Enforce Texting Bans

WASHINGTON - In addition to supporting an NHTSA enforcement demonstration project showcasing how states can effectively enforce a cell phone ban, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) also urges employers ban all cell phone/texting use during working hours.

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