First and foremost, I don’t agree with speed limiters. With over 30 years in the industry, I have pretty much always managed my speed with my right foot. On the rare occasion that I didn’t, I kicked myself in the butt and accepted the consequence. What many seem to forget is the law is the law. Even at 105 km/h, you are still illegal! Our American brothers claim it is against NAFTA to regulate the industry this way, but what is the difference between this and weights?
We have to comply with their weight regs, so what’s the difference? What we needed was enforcement of existing laws, not new ones. I have a question for the OTA members who pushed for speed limiters: where is your safety department when your trucks are running 105 in 80 km/h speed zones?
Mike Thompson Via e-mail
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