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  • May 9, 2016
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    Trailer/Body Builders

    How the guard responds to the impact

    The new design features a vertical support at each end of horizontal member of the guard. This provides additional strength and helps the guard and trailer absorb much of the energy of the impact....More
  • May 9, 2016
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    Trailer/Body Builders

    Trajectory of the car in a 30% offset crash

    Video clip of an underride guard test held at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety research center in Ruckersville, Virginia May 5, 2016.   The guard withstands the impact, causing the car to rotate away from the trailer. (Video courtesy of the IIHS) Read the related article here: Trailer manufacturers meet tougher underride standards...More
  • May 6, 2016
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    Inside a successful underride test

    As the mid-size automobile hits the Stoughton underride guard at 35 mph, the airbags deploy.  The guard bends but holds firm, preventing the rear of the trailer from penetrating the passenger compartment....More

GHG Poll: ABT Credits

The proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Fuel Efficiency Standards for truck trailers doesn't include provisions for the banking or trading of emissions/fuel consumption credits, and limits the option to average credits. Do you approve or disapprove? (Read the related article here.)


GHG Poll: Aerodynamics

In the proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Fuel Efficiency Standards, manufacturers of non-box trailers or non-aero box vans would only be required to adopt specific tire technologies and will have no other aerodynamic requirements. Good idea or not?


GHG Poll: Trailer Length

The proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Fuel Efficiency Standards have different requirements for long and short trailers, with 50-foot lengths the line of demarcation. Is that length an appropriate one for dividing trailers into the 'long' or 'short' groups? (Read the related article here: Mandating fuel efficient trailers)


GHG Poll: Cost vs Benefit

Is the cost of implementing the more stringent Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Fuel Efficiency Standards appropriate for the benefits gained from CO2 and fuel consumption reductions?

Read the related article here: Mandating Fuel Efficient Trailers


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