There’s more time to comment on the proposed speed limiter rule; 30 more days to be exact.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a 30-day extension of the public comment period for a Sept. 7 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would require all newly manufactured U.S. trucks with a gross vehicle weight rating more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiting devices.
The new public comment deadline of Dec. 7. The DOT says this will provide all interested parties sufficient opportunity to fully develop and submit comments and evidentiary materials to the agencies via www.regulations.gov.
The proposed speed limiter rule has been a source of contention within the trucking industry. Several major organizations have requested the extension and the American Trucking Associations just recently withdrew its previous support of the proposed rule.