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Truck Accidents News: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Parts Developer Strives to Correct Faulty Valve Situation

As many as 60,000 commercial trucks may be affected by a faulty valve on vehicles equipped with traction control and stability systems manufactured by Bendix, according to Fleet Owner. Responding to driver complaints, Bendix investigated the issue and reported its findings to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Jan. 26. The malfunction reportedly causes …

NHTSA to Call for Truck Stability Control Systems

I recently wrote about the National Transportation Safety Board’s call for tanker trucks to have rollover/stability systems to prevent truck accidents. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is readying a proposal that would require truck tractors to be equipped with stability control systems. In its proposal, slated for publication by year-end, NHTSA is expected …

Truck Crash Fatality Stats Released

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released statistics for large truck crashes in 2009 (the most recent year for which such numbers are available). Overall, 74,000 people were injured and 3,380 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2009. One-quarter of those injured were truck drivers or truck passengers. Three-quarters of the …

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