As spring turns to summer, so does the projected publication date of the Dept. of Transportation's proposal to require speed limiters in heavy-duty trucks, according to a mid-year review of regulations under development. The speed-limiter proposal, which has been held up in the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for more than a year, was originally scheduled to be published in March 2014.
While some truckers who've been around awhile bemoan the rise of megacarriers and encroaching regulation, anyone who spends any time at all on the roads knows that truck drivers—at least some—still consider themselves “knights of the highway,” rendering roadside aid to fellow professionals and stranded motorists alike. The question is: Should they?...More