TLC #122 B – LET’S SELL “HARMONIZED” U.S.A. Made TRAILERS, RVS & BIG RIGS all over the world!
“Worldwide Harmonization” would include all* significant Vehicle Lighting Laws in the World. NHTSA was supposed to be working on “Harmonization” efforts for the past 12+ years, but unfortunately, the small amount that has been accomplished, has really only benefited the SAE and the Vehicle “Importers”, whereas NHTSA has virtually contributed nothing in the way of making it easier for the Exporting of American made Trailers, RVs, Big Rigs and their associated components.
*Besides Canada … which supposedly already has the same Lighting Laws as the U.S.
If our Washington Bureaucrats (thru NHTSA) would only, “face to face”, confront all the Countries that currently do everything they can to shut off U.S.A. Imports* from crossing their Borders … we could begin to generate export profits for the good ole’ U.S.A., and perhaps even recoup some of the jobs that have been given up to foreign countries because of unfair import restrictions that have been essentially unchallenged by Washington D.C. Bureaucrats and who are apparently afraid of face to face confrontations.
*particularly France, Germany, etc.
Yes, labor rates are high in the U.S.A.*, but U.S. quality, along with our Yankee “innovation processing capabilities” can produce products that “can always compete … and sell well … anywhere in the world” … if given a fair and uninhibited opportunity.
*compared to many other countries
All we need is some common sense Harmonizing of our Vehicle Safety Laws with European, Japanese, Australian, etc. Regulations and some bona fide, meaningful efforts from Washington D.C. and, I believe, we could greatly increase our “Other Vehicle”* and Component export sales, while at the same time, helping to improve our sad “Balance of Trade” situation. *Other than Autos and SUVs.
Wouldn’t it be terrific if U.S. Manufacturers could start filling the half full Ships currently leaving our Ports with Harmonized … and Uninhibited … U.S.A. Made Trailers, RVs, Big Rigs and associated components?