FMCSA to Delay Heavy Truck Speed Limiters Proposal Until May

Agency Consulting With NHTSA on Controversial Issue

FMCSA has not revealed how high a limit it would set for a truck’s top speed; ATA’s position is 70 with the use of automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. (Tiago_Fernandez/Getty Images)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is delaying until May a controversial proposal to require speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks, according to a regulatory update released late last month.

FMCSA did not state a reason for the delay in the update, published Jan. 28, and has not indicated how long a potential rulemaking on the matter might take before reaching the final rule stage. The proposal has been percolating for years.

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