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 ...

Selling safety

April 3, 2016

I’m always grateful when I get my hands on fresh data about the fleet and owner-operator marketplace. Obviously a majority of my time, like yours, is dedicated to addressing the news and issues facing businesses in the independent aftermarket. I spend a great deal of time learning about this industry, uncovering its strengths and weaknesses; its best growth opportunities and its short- and long-term challenges. I ...

Federal ruling on rear impact guards upcoming

A federal rule to require rear impact guards on single unit trucks has been cleared by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, meaning the rule will likely be published in the coming weeks. The ...

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