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New FMCSA Rule Would Require Speed Limiters on Big Trucks

05/12/2022 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Saying it has “concerns about the number of CMV [commercial motor vehicle] crashes and fatalities traveling at high speeds,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing a new rule to mandate speed limiters on new commercial trucks. 

In its “Speed Limiters Notice of Intent,” the FMCSA noted that 20% of fatal crashes involving a CMV happen in areas with posted speed limits of 70 mph or higher. FMCSA said, “The rule will help reduce crashes and save lives on our nation’s roadways.”

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