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NHTSA Proposes Speed Limiters on HD Trucks: Will Medium-Duties be Next?

The proposed rulemaking would amend the federal motor vehicle safety standards requiring OEMs to install speed limiters on trucks with a GVWR greater than 26,000 lbs. An electronic control module (ECM) would limit the maximum speed to no more than 68 mph. Many independent truckers, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), and the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) are opposed to the rulemaking.

GM Recalling Pickups to Remedy Child Restraint Issue

WASHINGTON - General Motors Corp. is recalling more than 192,000 MY 2004-2011 Chevrolet Colorado, MY 2004-2011 GMC Canyon, MY 2006 Isuzu i-280/i-350 and MY 2007-2008 Isuzu i-290/i370 pickup trucks. The recall covers regular cab and extended cab trucks that have no rear seat but are equipped with a front 60/40 split bench seat.

Volvo Trucks Recalls VHD, VN & VT

WASHINGTON - Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 6,100 MY 2007-2009 VHD, MY 2006-2010 VN and MY 2007-2009 VT trucks with an air-release fifth wheel. The inversion valve on the frame may be oriented in a way that allows contaminants to enter the valve through the exhaust port.

Faulty Labels Trigger Volvo Truck Recall

WASHINGTON - Volvo Trucks North America is recalling more than 1,900 trucks because they may have labels containing misinformation that could lead to vehicle overloading, creating a safety risk.

Chrysler to Correct Some Dodge Ram Labels

WASHINGTON - Chrysler Group LLC is recalling 840 MY 2010 Dodge Ram D2, DJ and DS-body trucks because they may include certification or supplemental tire pressure information labels printed with incorrect weight or seating capacity information, NHTSA said.

Kenworth Recalls More than 3,000 Trucks

WASHINGTON - Kenworth Truck Co., a subsidiary of PACCAR Inc., is recalling more than 3,000 MY 2011 T660, T800, W900, C500, T440 and T470 trucks manufactured from April 1, 2009, through Aug. 30, 2010.

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