OTA wants mandate on truck speed
Jul 11, 2005 7:11 AM
The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) Board of Directors has endorsed the principle that speed limiters on trucks should become mandatory.
OTA will spend the summer months meeting with stakeholders to nail down the details of its policy which it hopes to then ratify in the fall.
Maximum truck speeds in the European Union have been controlled by the mandatory use of speed limiters, sometimes called governors, for years and according to OTA the system works extremely well.
OTA also has engaged a company to conduct focus groups and one-on-one interviews with truck drivers on the issue.
Once a comprehensive OTA policy has been developed and adopted this fall, it will be forwarded to the national level in Canada and afterward OTA hopes the US trucking industry will consider the proposal.
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