FMCSA kicks the can on speed-limiter rule | Tie rod-related recall hits more trucks

Updated Jul 16, 2024

Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, July 9, 2024:

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration seems to be slowing down in its efforts to develop a proposed rule to potentially mandate speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks.

In the Spring 2024 Unified Regulatory Agenda, FMCSA is now projecting a May 2025 publication date for the speed limiter notice of proposed rulemaking. In the Department of Transportation’s Significant Rulemakings Report released in late January, the proposed rule was slated for a May 2024 publication.

FMCSA revived the speed limiter debate in 2022 with a notice of intent to proceed with a rulemaking that would require the use of speed limiters on heavy trucks. A prior DOT rulemaking report published last September -- which first listed the maximum speed for the mandate at 68 mph before the agency backtracked to remove a specific speed -- indicated the speed limiter proposal would be published in December 2023, later pushed to this May.

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