FMCSA Announces Notice of Intent to Proceed with a Rulemaking on Speed Limiters



Dear TCA Members,

Late yesterday afternoon, FMCSA announced a Notice of Intent (NOI) to proceed with a rulemaking on speed limiters for commercial motor vehicles. The agency is requesting industry and other stakeholders submit comments to a set of questions, which it will use to prepare a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM). The notice does not define a maximum speed setting, which will ultimately be established in either the SNPRM or eventual Final Rule.

The NOI is a follow up to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued joint by NHTSA and FMCSA in September of 2016 and is reflective of the next step that regulations follow in the rulemaking process.  TCA staff will review the notice and consult with our Regulatory Policy Committee in order to submit comments by the deadline, set for 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. We look forward to working with our members and FMCSA leadership to help craft a final rule that reflects TCA’s policy on speed limiters.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

David Heller
TCA Vice President of Government Affairs