Government, Business, Technology, Safety

ATA Reaffirms Opposition to Side Underride Guard Legislation

ATA President Chris Spear ATA President Chris Spear testifies at the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing in June on the state of trucking. (House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee via YouTube)

Legislation that would require the installation of side underride guards on heavy trucks is not based on sufficient science, data or demonstrated overall effectiveness, American Trucking Associations wrote to congressional transportation leaders.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 18, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

FMCSA, NHTSA Should Study Side Underride Guards, GAO Says

Rear underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

A federal government watchdog study has recommended that federal regulators take steps to collect better data on underride guard crashes and share information with police departments in identifying underride crashes.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

CVSA Responds to Senators by Deciding to Spend a Day Inspecting Trailer Underride Guards

A trailer underride guard Insurance Institute for Highway Safety via YouTube

In response to a request by two U.S. senators, roadside commercial motor vehicle inspectors later this month will spend a day collecting data on the condition and maintenance of rear trailer underride guards.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Steve Cohen Unveil Underride Guard Legislation

Underride guard crash demonstration Underride guard crash demonstration, with side guard on semitrailer in top photo and without guard in bottom photo. (IIHS via YouTube)

Legislation that would require underride guards on sides and front of trucks as a way to improve highway safety was introduced Dec. 12 in the House and Senate.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2017