Fuel efficiency highlighted as a benefit in proposed 65 MPH speed limit for trucks

Published by iTrucker at 11 Jul

Fuel efficiency highlighted as a benefit in proposed 65 MPH speed limit for trucks

“While there’s a strong safety argument to be made in limiting truck speeds to 65 mph, two major trucking groups are emphasizing fuel efficiency benefits as well in officially backing legislation requiring speed limiters on trucks.” – According to the article in freightwaves.com and its author John Gallagher

“The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and the Trucking Alliance announced on July 10 their support for S. 2033, introduced on June 27 by Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) and Chris Coons (D-Delaware).” – Gallagher also wrote in his article.

David Heller, TCA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, said his group believes that a speed limiter mandate will have benefits beyond safety.

“Specifically, the fuel efficiency of trucks will dramatically increase with lower maximum speeds, showing that this proposal will improve both the environmental and business aspects of the industry as well,” Heller told FreightWaves in a statement.

Read the full story HERE

Source and credits: freightwaves.com / John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent

1 Comment

  1. Andy Owen says:

    Besides the fact that cars and pickup trucks will not look out for big trucks now, this will just make the wreck factors go up. Fuel savings at lower speeds? Get real! The slower the truck is going the more it has to pull when it hits any hill. no matter how small. This is common sense, if you are at 80k lbs and hit a hill at 70 mph you will lose speed going up but not as much speed lost and fuel consumed as it would be if you hit the same hill at 65. You idiots in Congress have tried this before and just like the hours of service, you have never been out here in a truck and had to deal with the crap you all dish out up there.

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