• September 15th, 2016

In response to a national proposal to electronically limit the speed of semitrailers, some truck drivers are warning that, if enacted, it could cause more traffic issues and deadly crashes.

The Associated Press reports around 150 “independent truckers” filed comments with the federal government against the proposal from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Under the proposal, the U.S. Department of Transportation would require all new U.S.-manufactured trucks, buses and multipurpose vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds to come with speed limiting devices.