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UPDATE: New Trucking Bill Would Reward Purchasers of VORAD Systems

July 12, 2011 — A new piece of trucking legislation moving through both houses would drive higher spending on collision warning systems such as Bendix’s VORAD. Two and a half years ago, when we wrote the post below about Eaton selling VORAD to Bendix, we observed that “while the government isn’t ready to mandate the …

Tax Credits May Boost Trucking Safety Technology

Better trucking safety technology through tax credits. That’s the thinking behind Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)’s newly introduced trucking legislation, which rewards fleets with five-year tax credits for 50% of the costs of safety systems. The technologies cover collision warning/mitigation, brake-stroke monitoring, lane-departure warning, and vehicle stability systems. That list, developed with help from the Commercial …

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