The Department of National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has announced a public hearing on the proposed stability control mandate that would require trucks weighing over 26,000 pounds to be equipped with an electronic stability control system.
The technology uses the engine’s torque and computer-controlled braking of individual wheels on the ground and would prevent trailers from swinging.
We’ve already seen how effective stability control can be at reducing rollovers in passenger vehicles, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland said in a statement. Now, we’re expanding our efforts to require stability-enhancing technology on the many large trucks, motorcoaches and other large buses.
The public hearing is set to take place on July 24, 2012, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. at the U.S. Department of Transportation office in Washington D.C., in the West Building on the ground floor Media Center– room W11-130.