On average, more than 1,000 lives are lost annually to speeding Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs)
Speeding (i.e., exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions) was a contributing factor in 7.5 percent of all reported large truck crashes in 2015.
The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) reported that 22.9 percent of large trucks involved in all types of crashes, and 15.2 percent of large trucks involved in a two vehicle crash with a passenger car, were coded as traveling/driving too fast for conditions.
The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) supports a rule requiring all large trucks with existing speed limiting technology to be capped at a maximum speed of 60 mph because this technology:
Has Been Built into Most Trucks Since the 1990’s,
Can Save 162-498 Lives Annually,
Can Reduce the Crash Rate of Speeding Trucks by More than 70 Percent, and
Does NOT Contribute to an Increase in Truck Drivers Involved in Other Types of Collisions, Including Rear-End Crashes. In Other Words, THERE IS NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST WORSE COLLISION OUTCOMES FOR LARGE TRUCK DRIVERS OPERATING SPEED-LIMITED TRUCKS.