Editor’s Note: Before 2016 arrives, Truckers News is taking a look back at the year about to expire. Over the next two weeks we’re taking a month-by-month look at the stories and videos that were most popular with you, our readers.
Trucking regulations were all the talk in April. The American Trucking Associations wanted to require 65 mph electronic speed limiters, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was set to increase fine levels for violations.
These were the most read stories on Truckers News in April 2015:
1. Time to require 65 mph speed limiters on all trucks, says association (Read it here.)
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) renewed their call for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to require electronic speed limiters on all large trucks set to be no higher than 65 mph. The ATA, in a statement, said slowing trucks down would reduce the frequency and severity of crashes.
2. FMCSA set to increase fines for safety violations (Read it here.)
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was set to publish a rule increasing fine levels for several different violations. The fines were meant to account for inflation.
3. ICON 900: Kenworth’s tribute to a trucker’s truck (Read it here.)
Kenworth announced the launch of its ICON 900 truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The truck comes in a variety of colors, features signature lighting, embroidered leather seating, an upgraded leather sofa bed and chrome dash surrounds and door pads.
These were the most watched videos on Truckers News in April 2015:
1. Tornado topples truck in Illinois
2. Video shows pileup of trucks on Interstate 80 in Wyoming
3. See just how good this truck’s brakes are