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- What's new in... Slack adjusters. // Fleet Owner;Feb98, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p106
Focuses on the care and safety of brakes enforced by the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with reference to the use of automatic slack adjusters (ASAs). What could happen if brakes are not properly maintained; Percentage of vehicles place out of service for...
- Hybrid trucks give work crews a power boost. Marshall, Joe; Promersberger, Jon; Mlyniec, Stanley; Kulesky, Michael // Cabling Installation & Maintenance;Jul2012, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p17
The article discusses hybrid trucks which offer flexibility to workers. The booms and buckets of hybrid trucks can be positioned in various locations on the truck and are precision-controlled to enable workers on the ground and on the platform to adjust height, angle and movement for maximum...
- Quiet hybrids: An end to their sounds of silence? Thomas, Ken // Delta Automotive Report;Aug2010, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p22
The article reports on the results of the research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the risks posed by silent gas-electric hybrid vehicles in the U.S.
- NHSTA: Hybrid, electric vehicles should be louder. // Commercial Carrier Journal;Feb2013, Vol. 170 Issue 2, p23
The article reports the move proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to make hybrid and electrical vehicles louder to reduce the level of pedestrian accidents.
- Solution to quiet-car quandary could rattle others. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;6/16/2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6312, p32
The article discusses the implications of making hybird and quiet vehicles. Some advocates for blind Americans want car companies to make quiet vehicles emit more sound. But, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has warned that this could conflict with efforts to reduce...
- Lobbyists for blind cite dangers of too-quient cars. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;6/30/2008, Vol. 82 Issue 6314, p18
The article reports that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will prepare a comprehensive research plan for hybrid vehicles. There are concerns on hitting pedestrians by the noiseless hybrid vehicles. Kent Stein, who represents the National Federation of the Blind,...
- NHTSA Issues Environmental Assessment on FMVSS 141. // Trailer/Body Builders Exclusive Insight;1/15/2013, p1
The article reports on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) on a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) that sets minimum sound requirements for hybrid and electric vehicles that has been issued by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2013.
- Truckers Await Rule Changes. Abelson, Paul // Concrete Producer;Feb2007, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p66
The article offers information on the requirements for safety in trucking from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The industry is still waiting for the administration's proposed rulemaking to change Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 121, concerning truck brakes. The...
- Braking News. // Beverage World;12/15/2009, Vol. 128 Issue 12, p34
The article reports on braking standards released by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the standards, a tractor-trailer moving at 60 miles per hour (MPH) should be able to stop in 250 feet. The regulation will affect truck models manufactured starting...