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Study reveals 69% of US carriers use speed limiters

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released some of its preliminary findi...


ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released some of its preliminary findings on speed limiter usage in the US. The findings were released at the Canadian Trucking Alliances annual general meeting last week.

Among the studies major findings was the fact that in the US, some 69% of carriers use speed limiters, set at speeds ranging from 60-80 mph (the average speed was 69 mph).

ATRIs study was undertaken at the request of the American Trucking Associations as part of the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations review of the speed limiter issue.

Full results from the study can be found at: www.atri-online.org/research/results/speedGovernorSurvey.pdf.


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