The U.S. rule to require speed limiters on commercial trucks is delayed again, according to the latest rulemakings report from the Department of Transportation.
US trade media is reporting the proposed national speed limiter mandate will be published July 27, instead of the June 22 projection listed in the DOT’s March report. The rule was sent to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation in August and has been awaiting approval there before sending to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget for its approval.
The electronic logging device mandate, however, was not delayed in the DOT’s latest projections. It is still forecasted to be published in September 30, the report says; and would take effect in late 2017, if the DOT’s projections become a reality.
Meanwhile, a rule requiring electronic stability control systems is on track to clear the OMB May 4 and be published May 7 as a Final Rule. It would take effect for 2017 year model trucks.
NHTSA’s proposed rule to implement Phase 2 of its fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards was sent to the OMB late last month. The projected dates in the DOT’s April report appear to have not been updated relative to delays in the rule’s progression.
As for a rule to impose stiffer penalties on carriers, shippers brokers and others who ‘coerce’ truck operators to drive in violation of federal safety rules is still slated for a Sept. 10 publication date.