New Technology Requirement Unpopular with Truck Makers

According to truck manufacturers, the NHTSA rule requires vehicles to meet standards far beyond what drivers experience in the real world. The standards set by the rule would require manufacturers to build special facilities just to test their vehicles. Manufacturers suggest that the NHTSA adopt a rule requiring the installation of a less expensive stability system.

The stakes are high for truck manufacturers, trucking companies, and the general public as the NHTSA formulates the requirements of its stabilizer rule. The agency estimates that the rule will prevent roughly 2,300 crashes and save up to 60 lives each year.

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Source: Detroit News, “Truck makers push back on U.S. rollover-technology rule,” Jeff Plungis.