The American Trucking Association wants speed limits for trucks to be no higher than 65 miles per hour. They ask that the Department of Transportation put into place a rule requiring electronic speed limiters on large trucks with settings no higher than 65 mph. While the ATA made a similar request in 2011, there’s been little headway since that time to reduce truck speeds.
Few states limit speed limits to 65 mph outside of the mid-Atlantic area. Currently there are only two states west of Pennsylvania capping speed limits at 65 mph. On the other hand, there are five states with speed limits up to 80 mph.