Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

February 1, 2005

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Brake Rule Issued

The Washington-based National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration has issued a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard final rule for hydraulic and electric brake systems.

The rule, which was issued in mid-December and became effective one month later, gives manufacturers the option of using a roll bar structure on medium and heavy vehicles during compliance testing of parking brake systems at lightly loaded vehicle weight (LLVW), service brake systems at LLVW and service brake systems in partial failure mode at LLVW. A roll bar structure is used to protect technicians and drivers conducting the tests from vehicle rollover.

To view the final rule, visit and click on the “Page Number” link under the “1994 through 2005” heading. Then, select the 2004 Federal Register, enter the page number “75486” and click “submit.”

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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