Vehicle emissions

Consumer Choice Factored Heavily into Vehicle Rule

According to the EPA and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), ensuring that Americans can buy the types of cars and light trucks they prefer is at the heart of the EPA’s/NHTSA’s final rule amending and establishing carbon dioxide (CO2) and fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks.

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Rollback in Vehicle Standards Opposed by Industry Leaders

The 60-day public comment period for the federal government’s proposal to amend vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) tailpipe standards concluded with opposing views submitted by several members of industry. The proposed amendments were jointly issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) (Corporate Average Fuel Economy [CAFE] standards) and the EPA (GHG […]

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Dissecting the Revocation of California’s CAA Waiver

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) and the EPA’s proposed amendments (August 24, 2018, Federal Register (FR)) to regulations governing corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards (NHTSA) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (EPA) for model years (MYs) 2021–2026 passenger cars and light trucks will likely face legal challenges should the agencies promulgate final rules […]

Truckers’ Expectations Met in Phase 2 Standards

American Trucking Associations (ATA) responded with “cautious optimism” to the final federal Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel-efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The standards were adopted jointly by the EPA, which developed the GHG portion of the regulations, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which wrote the fuel-efficiency section. Industry’s […]

Traffic Deaths Show a Steep Rise for the First Time in Years

There was a sharp increase in traffic deaths during the first nine months of 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). What can you do to keep your employees safe on the roads?

Before You Hit the Road: Hit the “Off” Switch

In 2013, over 3,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers, and 424,000 were injured. According to the annual survey conducted by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at any given moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving; a number that […]

Are You Overlooking These Four Health and Safety Sites?

The Internet is where it’s at these days—you can do everything from order a pizza to read your professional journals online. But the signal-to-noise ratio can be high, too—it can be hard to find the most reliable and useful resources among the Internet clutter. So we’ve collected four online resources—besides Safety.BLR.com®!—where you can find some […]

Focus on Fleet Safety: The Need for (Less) Speed

Transportation accidents kill more workers than any other work-related hazard—and it doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, you probably have workers who are on the road while they’re on the clock. This week, we will be focusing on fleet safety issues—in particular, the four driver behaviors that can put your driver, his or her passengers, […]

6 Essential Safe Driving Behaviors

Make sure your employees are safe behind the wheel whether they are driving on the job or commuting to and from work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has published an analysis of driver, vehicle, and traffic-control safety measures that significantly reduce traffic deaths. You can use the analysis to promote safe-driver behaviors with a […]