Despite a different line spouted by the American Trucking
Association, the Kansas Motor Carrier's Association's Board of Directors is
making itself very clear - don't privatize our toll roads, and don't force us
to put speed limiters on our trucks.
Tom Whitaker, executive director of the organization, told
"Land Line Now" on XM Satellite Radio his colleagues oppose speed limiters
because they eliminate drivers' ability to choose the best speed.
"Basically, the board came down in their decision to say
it's a mandate, and they weren't especially receptive to that mandate," he
said. "However, they did come back and say . they wanted strict enforcement of
current speed limits."
Whitaker said his group is also calling for a fuel tax
rebate for truckers if they travel on a privatized toll road.
- By Reed Black, staff