An organization that represents private truck fleet
operators in Canada has come up with an alternative to putting speed limiters
on every truck.
The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada is arguing that
the evidence suggests that relatively few heavy trucks speed in the first
Council President Bruce Richards told "Land Line Now" on XM
Satellite Radio that rather than imposing limits on all trucks, authorities
should go after repeat offenders.
"We think there should be mandated speed limiters for
chronic speeders, whether that's an individual or a fleet," Richards said.
"So if you've got a fleet of trucks that, for whatever
reason, doesn't slow its drivers down, they should have speed limiters mandated.
Similarly, you've got an individual who can't slow his own truck down? Mandated
In Canada, the Ontario Trucking Association has called for a
government mandate limiting all trucks to 65 miles per hour. In the U.S., the American Trucking Association wants the government to limit all trucks to 68
miles per hour.