PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is calling on vehicle manufacturers to standardize safety systems with automatic braking.
“In our role as a safety leader, we believe ATA needs to be at the forefront of advocating for proven safety technologies,” said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. “The experience of our member fleets tells us that automatic emergency braking systems hold tremendous promise and as such, we believe manufacturers should make this equipment standard and the federal government should seriously look at issuing regulatory standards.”
“Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it had reached an agreement with 10 leading automakers to make these systems standard on new cars,” added ATA Chairman Pat Thomas, senior vice-president of state government affairs for UPS. “We believe our friends in the truck manufacturing community and the rest of the automakers should join them in putting automatic emergency braking systems on all new vehicles sold in the United States.”