U.S. Mandates Electronic Stability Controls For Heavy Trucks

June 8, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a final rule requiring electronic stability control (ESC) on new heavy truck contractors, effective August 2017.

Portions of the new rule resulted from a safety study commissioned under the MAP-21 surface transportation bill of 2012. 

Regulators expect the rule to save 49 lives, 649 injuries and 1,759 crashes each year while bringing $300 million annually in net economic benefits, reports Engineering News-Record.