Speed limiter proposal: 6 slides on the basics

Aug. 29, 2016
The DOT has packed a lot of information into its 118-page proposal to require speed limiting devices for heavy-duty vehicles. Here we highlight some of the basics: the cost-benefit analyses on the three suggested speed settings, the requirements for new trucks, the possibility of requiring older trucks to be retrofit, and the proposed penalties for non-compliance.

The Dept. of Transportation has packed a lot of information into its 118-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require speed limiting devices on heavy-duty vehicles. Here we highlight some of the basics: the cost-benefit analyses on the three possible speed settings, the requirements for new trucks, the possibility of requiring older trucks to be retrofit, and the proposed penalties for non-compliance.

Coming up, we’ll take a deeper dive into the data behind the proposal, and review the research on which DOT is basing the proposal.

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Kevin Jones has an odd fascination with the supply chain. As editor of American Trucker, he focuses on the critical role owner-ops and small fleets play in the economy, locally and globally. And he likes big trucks.

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