The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association required the Senate Appropriations Committee to eliminate language from an upcoming bill regarding actions that mandate the implementation of speed limiters on heavy commercial motor vehicles.
Recently, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have announced a final ruling that would demand a maximum speed limitation of 60, 65, or 68 miles per hour for trucks with more than 26,000 pounds.
OOIDA considers that Congress needs to analyze the consequences this rule will cause on highway safety. Todd Spencer, executive vice president of OOIDA, affirmed: “We believe the Senate’s first significant action on the issue should not be in the form of mandating something that decades of research has proven the increase likelihood of crashes between trucks and other vehicles”.
This mandate will probably cause CVM´s traffic jam on highways and raise anger between drivers. Reasons being why OOIDA goes against this policy and is motivating drivers to become part of the opposition.