On September 7th, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register that would mandate speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks. The proposed regulation seeks to require truck manufacturers activate speed limiters at the time of manufacture and all trucks with engine control modules (ECUs) capable of restricting speed be activated on trucks already on the road. In both instances, the agencies are proposing that the speed limiters remain activated throughout the life of the truck. The agencies are not, however, prepared to pick the speed that the speed limiters should be set at.
OOIDA opposes the speed limiter mandate because it is based on shaky science and will detract from highway safety. OOIDA encourages its members to submit comments via www.regulations.gov at Docket # FMCSA-2014-0083 or Docket # NHTSA-2016-0087 (All comments received will be duly considered by the joint NHTSA and FMCSA team, comments only need to be posted to 1 docket). The public comment period will be open until Monday, November 7th.
Read the Full Proposed Rule
OOIDA Member Comment Guide
OOIDA Against Dangerous Mandate for Speed Limiting Devices on Large Trucks
OOIDA Letter to Appropriators.pdf
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