National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Time for another round (of regulations)

September 30, 2016

On August 16 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly released their final rules for the next round of greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Just a few days later, the questions from readers started pouring in. In an effort to be efficient and informative, I thought it would be best to answer as many as possible in this space. Apologies in advance if I don’t ...

A steadying influence: Electronic stability control and the next wave of vehicle safety

September 28, 2016

The following comes from the September 2016 issue of Truck Parts & Service. To read a digital version of the magazine, please click the image below.  In less than a year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ...

Federal government releases new fuel economy, emission standards

The EPA and DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released their next round of greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on Tuesday. The new Phase 2 regulations, which will stack on top of the current Phase 1 standards in place today, will begin taking effect in model year (MY) 2018 with regulations for trailers, and will conclude in MY 2027. The ...

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