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New ASTM standard covers galvanized rebar

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM A1094/A1094M, Specification for Continuous Hot-Dip Galvanized Steel Bars for Concrete Reinforcement, details corrosion protection for zinc- or zinc alloy-coated rebar. “Galvanizing is a proven and effective way to protect reinforcing bar from corrosion, as it provides both barrier and galvanic protection to the steel substrate, [and] increases the chloride threshold,” says GalvInfo Center Director Gary Dallin.

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Feds set deadline for electronic stability control systems on Class 7-8 trucks

Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; CP staff

A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule requires electronic stability control (ESC) systems on trucks exceeding 26,000 lbs. in gross weight, and is to be implemented in three phases beginning August 2017. Agency officials estimate the rule will prevent nearly 50 fatalities plus more than 1,700 crashes and 600 injuries annually. They also credit ESC systems’ potential to curtail more than half of untripped, rollover crashes—those caused by striking an obstacle or leaving the road.

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Bendix: Electronic stability trumps automatic braking, roll-only stability

Sources: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Elyria, Ohio; CP staff

Along with endorsing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s choice of electronic stability control (ESC) for its final rule requiring full-stability technology on Class 7 and Class 8 truck tractors, Bendix CVS assesses ESC performance against vehicle-stabilizing alternatives.

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