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Heidi King Nominated to Become NHTSA Administrator

Highway traffic Los Angeles Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Finance LP

Heidi King has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 9, 2018
Government, Business

US Can Import Canadian Trucks That Follow Safety Standards, NHTSA Says

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Jan. 2 in the Federal Register that Canadian-made vehicles that do not comply with federal motor vehicle safety standards but adhere to comparable Canadian standards are eligible for importation into the United States.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2018
Technology, Equipment, Safety

ESC Mandate to Improve Safety, Fleets Say

ESC Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said that by preventing crashes, electronic stability control will save lives, prevent property damage and reduce congestion.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
July 24, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

NHTSA Upgrades Investigation Into Freightliner Cascadia Wiper Motor Failures

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an ongoing preliminary investigation into windshield wiper motor failures on a potential 193,000 2015-16 Freightliner Cascadias.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2017
Government, Business

NHTSA to Hold Public Meeting Feb. 13 on Automated Vehicles

Daimler AG

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will hold a public meeting Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C., to seek public comment on its vehicle performance guidance for automated vehicles, the agency announced Jan. 23.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2017
Government, Business

NHTSA: Traffic Fatalities Up 8% Last Year

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The number of people who died in motor vehicle traffic accidents during the first nine months of 2016 increased by 8% over the previous year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated on Jan. 13.

January 13, 2017
Business, Government

NHTSA’s Proposed V2V Mandate Would Start Connectivity Network

U.S. Department of Transportation

By the early 2020s, cars and trucks could well be swapping data with each other automatically while cruising the nation’s highways and streets, providing a broad platform to improve safety and save lives, if a proposed new federal rule on vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity is enacted.

December 19, 2016
Government, Business

NHTSA Issues Distracted Driving Guidelines

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released proposed guidelines Nov. 23 that are designed to address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2016
Government, Business

NHTSA to Hold Listening Session on Automated Vehicles

Daimler AG

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced it will hold a public listening session Nov. 10 for comment on the recently released guidelines for the testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 4, 2016
Government

Federal Regulators Release Speed Limiter Environmental Assessment

Federal regulators on Sept. 28 released to the public their draft environmental assessment for a proposed rule requiring that heavy-duty trucks limit their speeds.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2016

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