Letter to Washington
| March 23, 2023

Coalition Letter to House Appropriations Committee on Speed Limiter Mandate Language

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is working to implement a speed limiter mandate that would restrict all heavy-duty commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) to a single top speed across the country. This mandate will be bad for road safety, crash rates, driver retention, and supply chain performance.   While a speed limiter mandate may be thought of as something affecting only the “trucking” industry, FMCSA’s proposal would apply to every commercial truck weighing over 26,000 pounds. Our coalition represents the numerous industries that would be subject to compliance and enforcement of this mandate, including agriculture, construction, and materials, along with small, medium, and large trucking companies and state trucking associations. We are asking you to prevent FMCSA from moving forward with this harmful and unnecessary mandate.