U.S. politician appeals to Ontario to halt speed limiter rule: Report
todays trucking-continuesALBANY, N.Y. -- Allow speed limiters and risk losing business from New York. That's the message N.Y. Rep. James T. Walsh sent Ontario this week, urging Minister of Transportation Donna Cansfield to reconsider her promise to cap the speed of all trucks operating in Ontario at 105 km/h.
According to a letter obtained by Landline, the official publication of the U.S.-based Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Walsh is asking Cansfield to wait for a proper study to assess the impact speed limiters would have on trade.
Cansfield has pledged to introduce a speed limiter rule if her Liberal Party is re-elected in October. Quebec has also introduced similar pending legislation.