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Speed limiters aim to save $1 billion in fuel costs annually

By Team Writer / a couple of years ago

Because of speeding accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are proposing changes. To control the number of accidents from those speeding on the highways, vehicles that are over 13 tons, (travel buses, school buses, and trucks) will possibly be limited in such a way as to only drive up to certain speeds. These alterations are for the service life of these multi-passenger vehicles. With these measures put into place, the number of accidents will hopefully be greatly reduced. Express your thoughts at regulations.gov.

Key Takeaways:

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  • NHTSA and FMCSA are proposing regulations that would require vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 lbs. to be equipped with a speed limiting device initially set to a speed to be specified in a final rule.
  • Motor carriers operating commercial vehicles in interstate commerce would be responsible for maintaining the speed limiting devices at or below the designated speed for the service life of the vehicle under the proposal.
  • FMCSA is proposing a complementary Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation requiring each commercial motor vehicle with a GVWR of more than 26,000 lbs. to be equipped with a speed-limiting device meeting the requirements of the proposed FMVSS applicable to the vehicle at the time of manufacture.

“Motor carriers operating commercial vehicles in interstate commerce would be responsible for maintaining the speed limiting devices at or below the designated speed for the service life of the vehicle under the proposal.”

http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/heavy-duty-truck-speed-limiters-saving-fuel-costs/

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