Trucking Expert Witnesses & New Kansas Speed Limit

Trucking expert witnesses may write reports and testify on federal motor carrier safety regulations, the truck manufacturing industry, qualifications of truck drivers, and related topics. Transport Topics offers trucking and freight transportation news and this week reports:

A new, higher speed limit in Kansas could cause safety problems if trucks are governed at lower speeds than the new limit, the head of the state’s trucking association said. Kansas set a new 75 mph speed limit on rural stretches of some interstate highways and other freeways effective July 1, its Department of Transportation said in a release.

The new limit applies to all vehicles on the highway, though trucks with speed limiters would still travel slower than other highway traffic, said Tom Whitaker, executive director of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association.

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