Government, Business

NHTSA Announces Rulemaking on Rear Impact Guards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it plans to initiate a rulemaking on standards for rear impact guards on trucks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2014
Business, Government

DOT Urges Ignition Interlocks for Drunken-Driving Offenders

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued guidelines to help states develop programs to require first-time drunken driving offenders use ignition interlocks that prevent them from operating vehicles after drinking.

December 24, 2013
Government, Business

NHTSA Administrator Strickland to Step Down

Allison Shelley Photography

National Highway and Traffic Safety Administrator David Strickland is resigning from his post, the U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed Dec. 12.

Scott Gutierrez | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2013
Business, Government

Two Studies Augment NHTSA’s Crash Data on Deaths Involving Medium, Heavy Trucks

When the federal government reported last month that U.S. truck-involved fatalities crept up by 3.7% in 2012 over the previous year, American Trucking Associations labeled the report “incomplete and misleading” because large trucks were grouped with smaller ones.

December 9, 2013
Government, Business

Google Hires NHTSA’s Deputy Administrator

Ron Medford, a top highway safety regulator in the federal government, has been hired by Google Inc. to help it develop self-driving cars.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2012
Business, Government

NHTSA Seeks Stricter Rules for Truck Tire Performance

For the first time in 37 years, federal regulators are proposing tougher standards for truck tire performance, including new speed tests.

October 11, 2010