February 20, 2014 3:00 PM, EST
ATA, Road Safe America Urge Quick Action on Truck Speed Limiters

American Trucking Associations and Road Safe America last week sent a letter reminding federal regulators of the need to proceed quickly in developing a proposed rule to require speed limiters on existing and new trucks.

Steve Owings, founder of Road Safe and co-signer of the letter, said he was frustrated with delays in issuing the proposed rule that his organization and ATA had requested in separate petitions in 2006.

Owings said the proposed joint rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is now slated for publication in October.

“The majority of the industry is calling for it, all the major safety advocates have called for it, we’re the only country on earth with serious industrial capability now without such a rule, and here we sit eight years later,” Owings said. “It’s just really not acceptable.”