Federal Speed-limiter Mandate Up For Discussion Again

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DaveW's Comment
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The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Associated has entered the fray in the newly resurrected effort to propose a mandated Federal speed-limiter law.

Federal speed-limiter mandate up for discussion again

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Unless there is a change in the amount of drive time allowed a 60 or 65 mph national limit would eliminate some of the runs we have as we wouldn't have the time nessesary in 11 hours. Which would result in more trucks on the road and probably higher costs.

Garth M.'s Comment
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Unless there is a change in the amount of drive time allowed a 60 or 65 mph national limit would eliminate some of the runs we have as we wouldn't have the time nessesary in 11 hours. Which would result in more trucks on the road and probably higher costs.

No offence but if 5mph makes that big a difference to your day I would say the 11 hrs is the real problem. Ive found that the extra 5 is over rated so Im slowing down more often. Less stress

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G-Town's Comment
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Typical government band-aid addressing the symptom and not the root cause.

The core issue is too many drivers out here belong on the sideline; lacking common sense, lacking safety acumen and basic ignorance complying with speed limits and other laws.

Lowering the top speed will change nothing.

Drivers will continue to speed, follow too close, allow multiple distractions in their cab (texting while driving) and exercise a general lack of prudence and accept zero responsibility for the bad decisions.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Unless there is a change in the amount of drive time allowed a 60 or 65 mph national limit would eliminate some of the runs we have as we wouldn't have the time nessesary in 11 hours. Which would result in more trucks on the road and probably higher costs.

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No offence but if 5mph makes that big a difference to your day I would say the 11 hrs is the real problem. Ive found that the extra 5 is over rated so Im slowing down more often. Less stress

Aahh....but he never said what he was governed at. He could very well be driving 70-75 mph and that does make an appreciable amount of difference vs driving 60-65 mph.

Laura

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Rowe N.'s Comment
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Thank you for updating us with the outcome.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Associated has entered the fray in the newly resurrected effort to propose a mandated Federal speed-limiter law.

Federal speed-limiter mandate up for discussion again

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Yayyyyy! Yet another case of the federal gubbament trying to impose on state’s rights at the behest of lobbyists.

PackRat's Comment
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This is all about control; not about safety.

Same thing as the front and side impact guard crap the two Senators are proposing. Again...

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