TREAD ACT COMMENTS FILED

TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Members of two associations are suggesting a pilot program to test the requirements of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act.

The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) recommended the ideal test group would be comprised solely of vehicle manufacturers.

The recommendation came as part of comments filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Mar. 23 regarding the highly publicized TREAD Act.

“Ostensibly, NHTSA would have the opportunity to circumvent problems caused by defective parts through examination of the data,” says Neil De Koker, OESA managing director. “However, it is widely believed that the data in its raw form would be of little use to NHTSA, and that the reporting requirements would be burdensome to the manufacturing industry.”

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