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Comments on Great Dane Application for Inconsequential Noncompliance

On Jan. 31, 2020, CVSA submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on an application of inconsequential noncompliance from Great Dane LLC. Great Dane determined that certain model year 2002-2006 Great Dane dry freight trailers do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 223, Rear impact guards, and FMVSS No. 224, Rear impact protection. The trailers do not have the required information printed on the rear impact guard certification labels but otherwise meet the physical requirements outlined in the FMVSS. CVSA’s comments support Great Dane’s request and encourage NHTSA to grant CVSA’s related petition to remove the rear impact guard certification label requirement.