On August 26th, The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a preliminary copy of a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to 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 likely detract from highway safety. OOIDA is currently reviewing the rulemaking and will provide guidance on how to comment.
OOIDA Against Dangerous Mandate for Speed Limiting Devices on Large Trucks
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