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LEDs Represent Future of Truck Headlamps

LED LED headlamps have been used on American combat vehicles for many years. (Truck-Lite Co.)

The LED is the alternative to the long-established halogen-enhanced incandescent bulb and the more recent high-intensity discharge (HID) bulbs that have seen some uptake by truck manufacturers.

Steve Sturgess | Contributing Writer
January 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Tractor-Trailers at a Tipping Point

tractor to trailer connections Tractor-to-trailer air and electrical connections.(Technology & Maintenance Council)

As the trucking industry and government regulators both seek to take advantage of productivity, safety and maintenance-enhancing opportunities presented by technology, are we about to encounter a wave that cannot be met with the existing tractor-trailer power and communications architecture?

Jack Legler | Technical Director, Technology & Maintenance Council
January 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Electronic Braking Systems Expected to Gain Traction

Wabco EBS Wabco says it sees EBS coming to the United States on a larger scale within three to five years. (Wabco)

After two decades of use in Europe, electronic braking systems will make significant inroads in the North American commercial vehicle market in the coming years to support the development of driver-assist technology and electric trucks, some industry experts said.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
January 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

CARB Ahead of EPA in Bid to Establish NOx Rule for Heavy Trucks

Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. State Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. CARB is presenting its own NOx rule to its board as soon as this spring. (Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press)

More than a year ago, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced the agency’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative, an effort to work closely with the California Air Resources Board to develop a more stringent “harmonized” nitrogen oxide-emissions rule for heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Safety

Advocates Ranks Best, Worst States for Enacting Highway Safety Laws

Advocates for Highway Safety map See the full map in the report below. (Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety)

For the fourth year in a row, Rhode Island has topped Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety’s list evaluating states’ road safety enforcement efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel

Democrats Urge Extension of Public Comment Period on NEPA Update

Carper Sen. Tom Carper via Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration’s proposal to streamline the environmental permitting process for infrastructure projects deserves a comment period of at least half a year, more than 100 congressional Democrats insisted in a recent letter to the Council on Environmental Quality.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2020
Business, Equipment, Safety

Boeing 737 Max Production Will Resume in the Spring, Says New CEO

In this January 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun is Boeing's new CEO. In this January 2011 file photo, Nielsen Company CEO David Calhoun, center, watches progress as he waits for the company's IPO to begin trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Calhoun is Boeing's new CEO. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

David Calhoun also said he believes passengers will fly on the Max when federal regulators say it is safe and they see airline pilots getting on the plane.

David Koenig | Associated Press
January 22, 2020
Business, Safety

Toyota, Honda Recall 6 Million Vehicles for Faulty Air Bags

The 2016 Toyota Avalon, shown here at the Chicago Auto Show in 2015, is included in the recall. The 2016 Toyota Avalon, shown here at the Chicago Auto Show in 2015, is included in the recall. (Andrew A. Nelles/Associated Press)

The Toyota recall concerns air bags that may not inflate; the Honda recall covers air bags that may hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
January 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA Gives Bus Drivers Exemption From California Rest-Break Rules

Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge. Bus drivers in California will not have to abide by the state's rest-break rules. (Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted a petition submitted by the American Bus Association that exempts bus drivers from following California’s meal-and-rest-break rules.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

NHTSA Reviews Claims of Unintended Acceleration in Teslas

Tesla A Tesla Model S. (Tesla)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is evaluating allegations that Tesla Inc. vehicles contain a defect that can cause sudden unintended acceleration, according to a notice posted on the agency’s website.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
January 17, 2020

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