FMCSA Study Cites Safety Benefits of Limiting Top Truck Speeds - 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].”