The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, an organization representing professional and small-business truckers, has created a video and fact sheet demonstrating the dangers of speed-limited trucks.
These materials are designed not only for the trucking community, but for all highway users, so that they can learn about what OOIDA describes as the dangers of speed differentials created by artificially speed limiting large trucks.
“We encourage our members and the motoring public to share the video freely,” said Norita Taylor, director of public relations at OOIDA.
A mandate to limit the speed of large trucks was proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in September of 2016. The Association is opposed to such a mandate saying such devices create congestion and speed differentials, which lead to higher accident involvement rates…. (read more)