-New signs are being put up today to raise the speed limit for trucks on rural interstates to 70 mph.
-Last week Arkansas’ Highway Commission removed the 65 mph speed limit for heavy trucks, citing congestion as a factor.
-The change will mainly impact Arkansas interstate 40, 30 and 55.
– The reality is you will still be seeing trucks going 65mph and under.
-Many trucking companies like Celadon and CalArk international have electronic governors to limit the trucks speed to 65 and they are not planning on changing the limits, citing safety concerns.
-The ATA has a petition pending before the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration for a nationwide 65mph speed limit for trucks.
For more on the reasoning behind raising the speed limit go to The Trucker>>
For more on why it should have stayed at 65mph go to Arkansas Online>>