68-mph limit

March 1, 2006
ATA wants OEMs to govern trucks to a maximum speed of 68 mph. There has been a growing sense within the trucking industry for the need to slow down the large truck population, as well as all traffic, said Bill Graves, ATA's president & CEO. With speeding a factor in one-third of all fatal highway crashes, it makes all the sense in the world to work to reduce this number. The recommendation comes on

ATA wants OEMs to govern trucks to a maximum speed of 68 mph. “There has been a growing sense within the trucking industry for the need to slow down the large truck population, as well as all traffic,” said Bill Graves, ATA's president & CEO. “With speeding a factor in one-third of all fatal highway crashes, it makes all the sense in the world to work to reduce this number.”

The recommendation comes on the heels of an ATA study which determined that nearly 75% of trucks already have speed governors, with most set at 70 mph or lower.

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