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Government, Business, Safety

ATA, Road Safe America Join in Speed Limiter Regulation Letter

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American Trucking Associations and safety group Road Safe America have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg outlining their support for guidelines for speed limiters for policymakers in Congress and at the Department of Transportation.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 4, 2021
Government, Safety

CVSA’s Operation Safe Driver Week to Focus on Speeding

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Law enforcement personnel will be on the prowl for bad behavior by commercial vehicle and passenger drivers on the nation’s roadways, including a special focus on speeding, during this year’s Operation Safe Driver Week event scheduled for July 14-20.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
May 8, 2019
Government, Business

Indiana Lawmaker Aims to Raise Speed Limit for Trucks

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An Indiana lawmaker is trying to eliminate the lower speed limit for trucks on interstate highways.

Javonte Anderson | Post-Tribune (Merrillville, Ind.)
January 17, 2017
Government, Business

Comment Period on Proposed Speed-Limiter Rule Extended to Dec. 7

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have extended the deadline for public comments on their proposed speed-limiter rule by 30 days to Dec. 7, the agencies announced Nov. 1.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2016
Government, Business

Anger Over Speed Limiters Voiced in Comments to DOT

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Some motorists said they favor the idea of slowing trucks down on the highway, but the overwhelming majority of the nearly 3,000 comments filed thus far on a federal heavy-truck speed limiter proposal came from truckers calling it a recipe for disaster.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 17, 2016
Business, Government

Speed-Limiter Plan ‘Flawed’; ATA Preps Response to DOT

LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear sharply criticized a proposed federal speed­-limiter rule for new heavy trucks as “flawed” largely because it would create differential speeds on the nation’s highways.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 10, 2016
Government, Business

Sen. Chuck Schumer Presses DOT on Speed Limiters

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The U.S. Department of Transportation should quickly finalize a proposed federal speed-limiter rule for new heavy trucks, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) said Oct. 6. 

October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Government, Business

Spear Assails Speed-Limiter Proposal as 'Flawed'

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LAS VEGAS — American Trucking Associations President Chris Spear sharply criticized a proposed federal speed-limiter rule for new heavy trucks as “flawed” largely because it would create differential speeds on the nation’s highways.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 6, 2016
Government, Business

ATA Seeks 30-Day Extension for Speed Limiter Comments

American Trucking Associations, along with 50 state trucking associations, is asking for a 30-day extension to the comment period for the recently published proposed rule requiring speed limiters on large trucks.

September 12, 2016
Government, Business

Speed Limiters Proposed

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The federal government has issued a proposed rule requiring new heavy­duty vehicles to be equipped with speed-limiter devices that many large trucking fleets have been using voluntarily for several years.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 5, 2016

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