NRMCA, mixer manufacturers caution feds on prospective truck underride guard rule
- Published: Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:31
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; National Highway Transportation Safety Administration; CP staff
NRMCA and its Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau (TMMB) affiliate question cost and weight factors attending a prospective National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) requirement that heavy-duty trucks bear stronger rear underride guards than presently compliant models. Preliminary estimates indicate the newer guards would add $307–$453 and 169–210 lb. to vehicle cost and weight, and represent $925 to $1,505 in life cycle fuel consumption.