Trump’s halt on regulations the ‘death knell’ for truck speed limiter rule

President Trump’s recent decrees on federal regulations likely spell the end of a U.S. DOT rule to mandate the use of speed limiters on heavy-duty trucks, says Joe Rajkovacz, head of regulatory affairs for the Western States Trucking Associations.

“[Trump’s regulatory] freeze I think is a death knell for the speed limiter mandate — that’s an easy one since so many in the industry have ripped it apart,” says Rajkovacz.

One of Trump’s first actions as president was the issuance of a memorandum to all federal agencies barring them from enacting any new regulations. The speed limiter mandate, issued as a proposed rule in September, had already drawn widespread criticism from the trucking industry, even from the groups that asked the agency to develop the rule initially, such as the American Trucking Associations.

The rule likely could have seen another proposed version before being made final, due to the criticism and the proposal’s lack of specifics. The Trump administration could choose not to continue the development of the rule, and two major actions by Trump in his first 10 days in office signal he intends to be reluctant to clear new regulations.

In addition to the freeze on new regulations, Trump has ordered federal agencies to remove two existing regulations for each new regulation proposed.

Another FMCSA regulation has already been halted. This week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced a delay in the effective date of a rule to establish national driver training standards. Trump’s Jan. 20 memo prompted the delay of the rule.


1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. yeezy boost

    July 10, 2017 at 10:09 am

    My wife and i have been now excited that Edward managed to carry out his preliminary research from your precious recommendations he had from your web site. It is now and again perplexing just to continually be giving freely procedures that the rest might have been trying to sell. Therefore we do know we need the website owner to appreciate for this. The most important illustrations you’ve made, the simple site menu, the friendships your site give support to create – it’s got mostly spectacular, and it is letting our son and us recognize that the subject is amusing, and that’s extremely serious. Many thanks for the whole lot!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Follow Us

Copyright © 2017

To Top
Skip to toolbar