OMB CLEARS SPEED LIMITER PROPOSAL; NPRM TO FOLLOW

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is cleared to move ahead with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring the use of speed limiters on heavy duty trucks.

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The process was delayed in September 2015 when it became subject to an extended review by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

On August 12, though, the OMB cleared the proposal, paving the way for it to be published to the Federal Register as an NPRM.

It is expected to be published in the next few weeks, after which there will likely be a 60- or 90-day public comment period.

Talk of a speed limiter rule began in March 2014 when the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Roadsafe America submitted a petition to the DOT. The ATA asked for a 65 mph speed limit on trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds.

 

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