The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is asking motor carriers that have experience with speed governors to participate in a survey to determine how they affect highway safety.

Specifically, the survey will analyze how speed differentials that may exist between cars and trucks on the road impact safety. Responses will be analyzed, and carriers may be asked to participate in a follow-up survey.

The survey can be accessed online at: http://truckline.com/SpeedGovernorSurvey

ATRI is a not-for-profit research arm of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA). Last fall ATA asked the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) to require that OEMs install devices on trucks rated over 26,000 lbs. that would prevent them from going more than 68 mph. In January the DOT asked for public comments on such a rule.

See Fed seeks comments on speed limiters.