The number of crashes, fatalities and serious injuries involving heavy trucks continues to increase across the country. Speed is the common denominator in most of these crashes.
Recall the horrifying images of the speeding Walmart truck which almost killed the comedian Tracy Morgan. This past January five children on a church trip to Disney World were killed when two eighteen wheelers collided.
In the trucking industry, most truck drivers are paid based on mileage, not hours worked. Now that truckers are required to keep electronic logbooks (effective December 2017), they can no longer maximize their miles by driving longer hours and cheating on their logbooks. Safety advocates believe that speed limiters are now even more important than ever because the only way truckers can make up the lost miles from the electronic logbooks is by speeding!