A DOT report issued last week indicates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety continues to be on pace to issue a rule mandating speed limiters in commercial trucks in 2014.
According to CCJ magazine, FMCSA has slightly delayed the timeline for the speed limiter rule. It now expects to publish the proposed rule in late October backed up from last month’s Oct. 1 forecast. It projects it will submit the rule to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation June 23 and to the OMB July 28.
FMCSA has not yet said what the mandated limit would be.
Meanwhile, FMCSA’s regulatory timeline also includes raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system. Both those proposals could be published 2014.
Due to the efforts of the Ontario Trucking Association, Ontario and Quebec were the first two jurisdictions in North America to mandate speed limiters set at 105 km/h for trucks operating in their provinces.
Full CCJ article here