• March 31st, 2015

Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.

14 states, mainly west of the Mississippi River, now have speed limits of 75, 80, or even 85 mph in part of Texas. Some of those states acted without consulting the tire industry.