6th Circ. Strikes Down Challenge To Truck Safety Rules

Law360, New York (March 28, 2013, 4:39 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Thursday rejected a trucking industry group's challenge of new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration roofing safety standards that apply to previously unregulated custom-made work trucks, finding the rule provides manufacturers with a reasonable path to compliance.

The appeals court said in a published opinion that the National Truck Equipment Association's concerns about the federal rule were unwarranted because small final-stage manufacturers who make modifications to already completed vehicles for contractors and utility companies could receive certification from providers like Ford Motor Co....
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