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OOIDA: Speed limiter rule comment period too short

The owner-operator trade group says its members need more than the current 60-day comment period to “adequately respond” to regulators proposed rule to require trucks weighing more than 27,000 pounds to use a speed governor that limits truck speeds to an undetermined speed, likely 60, 65 or 68 mph.

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Owner-operators can now comment on DOT’s proposed speed governor mandate

FMCSA and its sister agency NHTSA are seeking feedback for 60 days on a proposed rule to require trucks to use speed governors. Potential speed limits are 60, 65 and 68 mph. Click here to find the link where owner-operators can comment on the rule.

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Truck speeds set to be governed: More insights into proposed DOT rule

More on the DOT's proposal to mandate speed governors on heavy-duty trucks: The speeds operators can expect to be limited to and the equipment that may fall under the mandate.

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DOT: Fatalities involving trucks up in 2015

NHTSA’s report says there were 4,067 truck-involved fatalities, which is the highest number since 2008. NHTSA’s report doesn’t account for crash fault, however, only truck involvement.

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DOT proposes rule to govern truck speeds

The U.S. Department of Transportation Aug. 26 released a proposed rule that would require trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiting devices.

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EPA issues new round of truck emissions standards, group wary of potential ‘enormous costs’ of rule

The EPA and DOT on Aug. 16 issued the final draft of the next round of emissions and fuel economy standards for U.S. heavy-duty trucks. Joe Mendel of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association says the rule could "impose enormous costs" on truck buyers.

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Report indicates truck-involved fatalities up in 2015

Preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show a 4 percent increase in truck-involved crashes with fatalities in 2015 over 2014.

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New rule to cut truck emissions, implement fuel economy minimums moves to White House

The standards will begin taking effect for trailers in 2018. Tractor requirements take effect in 2021. The plan goes through 2027, when the entire vehicle ­­– engine, truck and trailer – will be required to meet the standards.

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Trailer underride guard mandate proposed by NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to require rear impact guards on the back of trailers.

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EPA fuel economy standards: Major trucking groups, truck manufacturers question rule’s stipulations, support its goals

Some say the proposed rules are too aggressive and will be difficult to meet with the given timeline. Others say the market will drive the industry to meeting these proposed regulations during a similar timeline if it saves truck drivers and trucking companies money as the EPA says it will.

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