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].”