Aug. 28, 2016

Following committee discussion in 2014 and 2015, the FMCSA is proposing mandatory governors on all heavy vehicles on the nation’s highways to be installed with 60MPH, 65MPH, or 68 MPH speed limiters.   The proposal is now in the public 60-day comment period, where a proposed Congressional rulemaking is open for discussion by all parties. Truck Operator groups as well as Truck fleet organizations are mostly opposed to the rule, saying it would make the roads more dangerous (with the different speeds of side-by-side vehicles in some areas)…”highways are safest when all vehicles travel at the same relative speed” says Todd Spencer, executive vice president of an Independent Truck Owner’s Association.

Click:  Busses may soon be governed at 68 MPH nationwide.

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