Safety groups call for 60 mph speed limiters on trucks

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by kemosabi49, Jul 16, 2022.

  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Truck Safety Coalition, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways and Parents Against Tired Truckers filed joint comments to FMCSA to limit trucks to 60 mph.

    Safety groups call for 60 mph speed limiters on trucks

    Everyone was assuming that the FMCSA was going to settle on a 65 mph limit, but their proposal doesn't specify that speed. It could end up lower.

    FMCSA will continue to accept comments on the Speed Limiter proposed rule through Monday, July 18
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  3. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

    Jan 20, 2021
    What are the odds of this actually happening? How can you even change lanes going 60? The people drive 90 on the highway where I live and it’s hard doing 65 with them flying past in every lane
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  4. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

    Nov 16, 2019
    I'll definitely leave the trucking industry if we're all set at the same speed. My blood pressure would be in the Guinness book
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  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2016
    It will be 60. We all know it and then they will ##### at all the new wrecks and demand we be limited to the right lane. Then they will be mad at the rolling walls of trucks and demand we only roll at night then get madder at the huge spike in costs and demand we have our rates set by the gooberment which will then be followed by them getting even angrier and wanting self driving trucks legally mandated.
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar

    That’s ok, set cruise at 55. stay in lane again, and gridlock the interstate, don’t move over for ramp traffic, keep it tight
    Let’s Ride.
    Maybe we’ll get 10 mpg.

    55 - 10 hours. 550 miles, forgetvthe 70 mph for 700 miles.
    day later on their goods. pay it forward, sometimes you gotta lose a bit of money to prove a point.
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    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

    Nov 29, 2011
    West Virginia

    Can you imagine all the anger with the tards who are to dumb to use an acceleration ramp anyway, when all the trucks are in the right lane and not spaced enough for said tard to enter the big road….?
  8. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    Speed limiters for trucks set to 60...

    I'll sit back with popcorn and listen to the #####ing from the idiot politicians and other drivers when trucks are getting hit left and right on the highways cause every ####### and their grandmother's brother is driving 65-70+. Or traffic is backed up for miles, and I'll be happy to tell everybody #####ing about it how the morons in charge decided it was a smart move.

    Good times.

    Sirscrapntruckalot -
  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    If FMCSA was sincerely concerned about safety, they'd do something about lack of parking along the interstates. Can spend some money and open new parking areas for trucks only and re-open the ones that have been closed.
  10. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Just shoot me now…….
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  11. Todd727

    Todd727 Light Load Member

    Jun 7, 2021
    If they do this, every truck needs a big sign on the back stating that they are limited to 60mph thanks to the above organizations and the Federal Gov.
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