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Speed Limiter Open Forum- The Pros and Cons

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Speed Limiter Open Forum- The Pros and Cons

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a notice of proposed rulemaking on Aug. 26,2016,seeking to mandate speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks

On Sept 7th  The FMCSA Proposed Rule was open for comment Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Speed Limiting Devices https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2014-0083-0003

On 9/13/ Road Safe America released a press release “Drivers Urged to Fight Back Against Speeding Tractor-Trailers by Speaking Out” stating FMCSA & NHTSA have not gone far enough with their proposed rulemaking
Tonight’s Trucking Open Forum will begin with the discussion of speed limiters, specifically the pros and cons.

Will setting a limit to a trucks speed create safer roads, less crashes,& less fatalities? What do statistics suggest?  

Is making all trucks the same speed, creating rolling road blocks, safe?
How will truck speed limiters affect auto vs truck speed variance?
What does the data indicate about safety & speed differentials on highways?
What about truck capacity, productivity, and the need for increased trucks on the road?  How will more trucks on the road affect truck parking?  What about Road rage?

Finally, how do speed limiters, HOS, ELD’s all work together to cause less safe roads? (hint:It has to do with wages)

Join in the converstion 347-826-9170