The FMCSA has recently announced speed limiter changes being made specifically for trucks. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration made a Notice of Intent (NOI) allowing a 30-day comment period. They are now announcing that, upon the request of the ATA and OOIDA, they are adding another 45 days to the comment period.
Industry stakeholders now have an extra 45 days to comment on the proposed speed limiter rulemaking. As reported by FleetOwner, “comments on the advance notice of proposed rulemaking now must be received on or before July 18”. Originally it would’ve been all due tomorrow. If you or your drivers have any comments you can submit your thoughts here. If this rule goes through, the maximum speed of commercial vehicles involved in interstate commerce will be governed by their electronic engine control units (ECUs). This would cover Classes 7-8 commercial vehicles. The FMCSA is still unsure of what the actual maximum speed is going to be.
This is just the beginning of a long process for everyone, especially when it comes to implementing speed devices on our roads.