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October 3, 2016

NHTSA Issues Rule Requiring Electronic Stability Control (ESC) in Large Trucks

Rollover accidents are among the most devastating in passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle accidents. When a tractor trailer rolls over on the highway, it can easily lead to serious injury or death to the driver and other drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has worked to reduce the incident of rollovers, which are documented to be a more common occurrence with large trucks. More than ten years ago, the Large Truck Crash Causation Study found that tractor-trailers are especially prone to rollover due to the trailer’s high center of gravity and uneven loads. That major study found that...