Truckers rally around Congressman Brecheen’s act to fight proposed rule


Truckers are reaching out to offer thanks to Oklahoma Congressman Josh Brecheen for his recent introduction of a bill to stop the government from limiting the speeds of their big rigs.

Members of the CDL Drivers Unlimited, Inc. offered their appreciation for his introduction of H.R.3039, the Deregulating Restrictions on Interstate Vehicles and Eighteen-Wheelers (DRIVE) Act, which would prohibit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) from implementing any rule or regulation requiring vehicles over 26,000 pounds that are engaged in interstate commerce to be equipped with a speed limiting device set to a maximum speed.



The rule would negatively impact both the agricultural and trucking industries and include vehicles like semi-trucks, livestock trailer/truck combos, grain trucks, and other large commercial vehicles.

FMCSA’s proposed rule to require speed limiters on commercial vehicles with a gross weight over 26,000 pounds will add extra transportation costs to the private sector and make our roads less safe. In fact, one study found that the “The frequency of interactions by a vehicle traveling 10-miles per hour below the posted speed limit was found to be 227% higher than a vehicle moving at traffic speed.”

Groups in support include: Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, United States Cattlemen’s Association, Western States Trucking Association, CDL Drivers Unlimited, Inc., Livestock Marketing Association, National Association of Small Trucking Companies, and Towing and Recovery Association of America.

Co-sponsors include: Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Scott Perry (R-PA), Eric Burlison (R-MO), John Moolenaar (R-MI), Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Andy Ogles (R-TN), Michael Cloud (R-TX), Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), and Mark Green (R-TN).

Source: press release