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Equipment


Motor carriers have the responsibility of operating safe and efficient equipment.

The federal government should set engineering (including reliability) performance standards for new truck equipment to ensure safe and efficient operations. Standards for new and in-service truck equipment should be based on sound economic and engineering principles that enhance safety.

Federal rulemakings on engineering standards for new truck equipment should address performance capability and not design technology.

Performance standards should be cost-effective. Standards for trucks in use must consider new vehicle standards, fair wear and tear, and the consumer's ability to comply. The federal government, not state or local governments, should have exclusive jurisdiction over equipment performance standards.

TCA is eager to work with all parties in assuring that future equipment developments are safe, efficient, reliable, long-lived and easily maintained.

Adopted February 10, 1991

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