US DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx said the department will publish its long-awaited speed limiter rule proposal within “the next month or so.”
At a Senate Appropriations transportation subcommittee, Foxx explained the speed-limiter Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has run into delays since being scheduled for release last fall, but assured it remains “a top priority.”
Foxx reported that the current estimate calls for a publication date of April 22.
He said the rule has been held up in review at White Office of Management and Budget (OMB) since last May.
There is still no confirmation at what speed limit setting the proposal will state. The American Trucking Associations has asked for a 65 mph limit.
Nearly 10 years ago Ontario and Quebec became the first two jurisdictions in North America to legislate speed limiters on all commercial vehicles.