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No Limit To Comments On Speed Limiters

In a recent blog, editorial director Lou Smyrlis accused the head of OBAC, Joanne Ritchie, of taking liberties with her information when she wrote in her Truck News column that "MOST of the trucking i...


In a recent blog, editorial director Lou Smyrlis accused the head of OBAC, Joanne Ritchie, of taking liberties with her information when she wrote in her Truck News column that “MOST of the trucking industry -single-truck owners and fleets large and small -including many who already govern their trucks, find this kind of purposeless government meddling odious.” Smyrlis pointed out that the statistical evidence by our own Transportation Media Research indicated otherwise, specifically:

• 72% of for-hire fleet managers in Ontario support speed limiters compared to 28% who do not;

• 58% of private fleet managers in Ontario support speed limiters compared to 42% who do not; and

• 74% of government fleet managers in Ontario support speed limiters compared to 26% who do not.

These numbers are consistent with what our surveys have been showing the last three years: namely that although support among Ontario fleets is not complete, the majority of fleet managers and owners DO support speed limiters. Needless to say, the blog (see trucknews.com)generated a great deal of response from owner/ operators and fleet owners or managers. Included below are two of the responses. Although not representative of all the comments posted, they are representative of the fleet management view, which Motortruck Fleet Executive supports on this issue.


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