Schneider National, others petition for speed governors

Schneider National Inc, Green Bay WI, and Road Safe America have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)to require electronic speed governors be set at not more than 68 mph.

The proposed regulation would affect Class 7 and Class 8 trucks manufactured after 1990 (in 1991 speed governors became standard equipment).

Eight other motor carriers including J B Hunt Transport Inc, CR England Inc, Covenant Transport Inc, and Dart Transit Company also signed the petition filed September 11, according to Schneider information.

Schneider said that the American Trucking Associations (ATA) submitted a letter of support for the measure to the FMCSA.

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