26 Aug '16, 8pm

USDOT proposes speed limiters for large commercial vehicles; fuel savings up to ~$1B each year

USDOT proposes speed limiters for large commercial vehicles; potential savings up to ~$1B in fuel each year depending on limit 26 August 2016 The US Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are proposing equipping heavy-duty vehicles with devices that limit their speeds on US roadways, and requiring those devices be set to a maximum speed, a safety measure that could save lives and more than $1 billion in fuel costs each year. Specifically, NHTSA is proposing to establish a new Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) requiring that each new multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, bus and school bus with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 11,793.4 kilograms (26,000 pounds) be equipped with a speed limiting device. The proposed FMVSS would also req...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2016/08/20160826-usdot.html

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