FMCSA recently issued a Notice of Intent to require speed limiters in commercial vehicles. ATA provided the following on what this means:
This is just the beginning of a lengthy process. As of right now:
There is no defined maximum speed setting, and
There is no proposed timeframe for implementing speed devices.
Think of this NOI as the start of a data-gathering exercise, in which FMCSA collects information from fleets on their use of speed limiters.
What comes next: The NOI has a 30-day comment period, followed by an agency review. From there, FMCSA will need to formulate a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking -- a more detailed proposal outlining specific speed settings and a timeline for implementation. Another comment period would then follow.