ATRI reports initial findings on industry speed governor use

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The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday, March 26, released the initial analysis of its industry survey on speed governor use as part of a larger yearlong ATRI initiative to analyze the potential safety impacts of speed and speed differentials on trucking safety and operations.

The initial results show that, for those carrier respondents using truck speed governors (69.0 percent), the average speed setting is 69 mph. The majority of carriers use the posted speed limits as the determining factor in setting governor speed. Survey respondents also detailed variations in governor speed settings that may be allowed based on specific driver criteria, such as accident-free miles.

The preliminary analysis report on the survey findings is available online at ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization.