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B.C. to enforce speed limiters on heavy trucks in 2024

Speed Limiters in B.C.: A new rule mandating speed limiters on heavy commercial vehicles takes effect in British Columbia on April 5, 2024.

The details: Trucks with a gross-vehicle-weight rating over 11,793 kilograms, manufactured after 1994, must have speed limiters activated and set to a maximum of 105 km/h.

  • Fines for non-compliance can reach up to $368, covering a range of violations from inoperative limiters to tampering.
  • Exemptions include certain vehicles like motorhomes and emergency vehicles, or those that technically cannot accommodate a limiter.

This move aims to increase road safety and aligns with similar regulations in Ontario and Quebec.

In the U.S., the FMCSA is expected to roll out its own Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters rule in May 2024, signaling a broader trend towards regulated speeds for large trucks.

Nonetheless, some truckers may have concerns about the tight regulation, favoring their own judgment and experience on the road over imposed limits. Ensuring trucks can move goods efficiently without sacrificing safety is a shared objective of the industry and regulators alike.

To read more about the exemptions, visit BC Gov News.

Cybersecurity risks in trucking: Experts warn of ELD vulnerabilities

A Colorado State University study exposes cybersecurity threats in the trucking industry through vulnerable Electronic Logging Devices that could risk vehicle control and data security.
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Atchafalaya Basin Bridge update ends split speed limits for trucks and cars

Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin Bridge implements a uniform 60 mph speed limit for all vehicles and sets right-lane-only rules for trucks to enhance road safety.
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FMCSA studies detention time's impact on trucker safety and efficiency

FMCSA initiates a study to understand the impact of shipping delays on truck driver safety and commercial vehicle operations, focusing on detention time and its effects on compliance, safety, and economic costs.
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