U.S. adds 30 days to speed limiter comment period By Today’s Trucking Staff

WASHINGTON, DC — A 30-day extension has been added to the U.S. public comment period on a national speed limiter proposal for trucks.

The new deadline of Dec. 7 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) allows “all interested parties sufficient opportunity to fully develop and submit comments and evidentiary materials to the agencies via www.regulations.gov,” according to a Nov. 1 announcement from the agencies.

The proposal, found here, would require all newly-manufactured U.S. trucks, buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 lbs. to be equipped with speed limiting devices primarily to improve safety on the roads.