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Capitol Hill panel debates truck speed limiters, broker fraud

May 10, 2023

At a Capitol Hill hearing on regulations that keep the trucking industry from efficiently moving the nation’s freight, owner-operator representatives testified that the biggest impediment may be a speed limiter regulation yet to be rolled out.

“All kinds of studies show that when all traffic flows at the same speed, it’s much safer for everyone,” Lewie Pugh, executive vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, told the highway subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday.

“And if you slow all trucks down to 60 mph, it’s going to take more trucks to move the same amount of freight, which adds to more congestion.”

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