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Oct 19, 2016

SPEED LIMITER DEBATE * USA: For heavy trucks

* DC - 3000 comments sent to the FMCSA & NHTSA

... Nearly 3,000 comments have already been sent in to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And that does not include comments from many larger groups, such as American Trucking Associations, which have said they will respond prior to next month’s deadline... The proposal, published Sept. 7, does not specify a speed that could be adopted in a final rule but suggests that setting limiters at 60 mph, 65 mph or 68 mph would save lives and reduce fuel use.. The majority are truly concerned with the unintended consequences of having trucks and cars traveling at different speeds, especially when the limit on a highway is above 70 mph... All of this comes a week after ATA President Chris Spear expressed similar concerns about what he called a “flawed” proposal... It unfortunately sounds like it still will be a while before there is a final mandate. We can only hope trucking’s voice will be heard and a final mandate will reflect their serious safety concerns...
 (Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock Truck wheels)   --   Washington, DC, USA - Transport Topics - Oct. 17 2016

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