NHTSA Sets Requirements for Daimler Trucks North America
Jan. 4, 2021—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced a consent order for Daimler Trucks North America after an investigation found the company failed to recall vehicles in a timely fashion, according to a press release.
The investigation also found the company failed to comply with other reporting requirements.
The consent order, which is set for two years, will set monetary and administrative provisions for the company, including a civil penalty for the company at a total of $30 million. The company will be required to make an upfront payment of $10 million and spend an additional $5 million on specific projects to enhance safety, with an additional $15 million deferred penalty that may become payable under specified circumstances.
Daimler will also develop and implement an advanced data analytics program, improve its IT systems and develop written procedures and conduct training for its employees on the recall and reporting requirements of the Vehicle Safety Act, ensuring the company's reporting to NHTSA is complete and that the NHTSA is met with to discuss potential safety issues.