Ohio Trucking Association asks for higher truck speed limits

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Taking a position that contrasts efforts by the Ontario Trucking Association and American Trucking Associations to reduce truck speeds, the Ohio Trucking Association is reportedly asking for higher speed limits for trucks in its state.


In Ohio, trucks are limited to 55 mph except on the Ohio Turnpike. The Associated Press has reported that the Ohio Trucking Association wants truck speed limits increased to 65 mph on other highways as well, to match the speeds travelled by passenger vehicles.


“We had felt there were savings in fuel in going slower,” Larry Davis, president of the Ohio Trucking Association, told the Associated Press. “But when you weigh that against the crashes, we think it is safer to go all one speed.”

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