FMCSA Study Cites Safety Benefits of Limiting Top Truck Speeds

VehicleServicePros.com - April 8, 2012

FMCSA research con­firms the safe­ty ben­e­fits of using tech­nol­o­gy to elec­tron­i­cal­ly gov­ern and lim­it the top speed of com­mer­cial trucks. ATA pres­i­dent and CEO Bill Graves said, “This study strength­ens ATA’s case and we call on both agen­cies (FMCSA, NHTSA) to swift­ly move for­ward with rule­mak­ings to ensure that these devices are required on as many trucks as pos­si­ble.” The study team found that “mul­ti­ple analy­ses indi­cat­ed a pro­found safe­ty ben­e­fit for trucks equipped with an active [speed lim­iter].”