The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent its federal rule requiring new trucks to come standard with electronic stability control systems to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for approval.
The rule is designed to help mitigate rollover and loss-of-control crashes, according to the synopses from NHTSA, which adds that rollovers are also a major cause of traffic tie-ups, resulting in lost productivity.
The rule sent to the OMB this week is the Final Rule, and it will take effect two years following its publication in the Federal Register, according to U.S. trade media.
The Ontario Trucking Association has long supported ESC/RSC technology as a manufacturing standard. In November, Ontario became the first province to publicly support a standard that could be adopted nationally.
“We strongly encourage Transport Canada to develop a national standard that would require these systems on all newly manufactured large trucks and buses by a specified date,” Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca announced at the OTA’s conference last fall.