Heavy Truck Speed Limiter Reports

Please find below links to the six studies and assessments commissioned by Transport Canada (TC) on behalf of the Councils of Deputy Ministers / Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety (CODMT/COMT).

With the assistance of a federal-provincial steering committee, TC initiated these studies in 2007 to assess the implications of a national heavy truck speed limiter requirement from a safety, environmental, economic and operational perspective.

Also provided below is a Speed Limiter Summary Report synthesizing the key findings from the research and analysis undertaken. The purpose of this report was to inform CODMT/COMT on central issues concerning mandating speed limiters for heavy trucks.

Please note that the consultant reports and assessments do not necessarily reflect the views of Transport Canada or the Councils of Deputy Ministers / Ministers Responsible for Transportation and Highway Safety. All documents are posted below in both English and French as they become available. Where there may be technical or translation discrepancies between the English and French versions please refer to the English version for accuracy.

  1. Safety Implications of Mandated Truck Speed Limiters on Canadian Highways – evaluates whether speed limiters would reduce the risk and severity of crashes for heavy trucks and assesses the safety impact of speed differentials and car-truck interactions in a speed-limited environment.

    Executive Summary

    Full Report
     
  2. Trade and Competitiveness Assessment of Mandated Speed Limiters for Heavy Trucks Operating in Canada – evaluates the trade and competitiveness impacts of electronically speed limiting heavy trucks in Canada under two scenarios: first is a national requirement implemented throughout Canada and the second is a requirement only implemented by some provinces (e.g. Ontario and Quebec).

    Executive Summary

    Full Report
     
  3. Environmental Benefits of Speed Limiters for Trucks Operating in Canada – quantifies the anticipated annual diesel fuel savings and greenhouse gas reductions from a national speed limiter mandate.

    Executive Summary

    Full Report
     
  4. Speed Limiter Case Study and Industry Review - assesses the real-world experience (benefits, effectiveness and implementation issues) of speed limiters through carrier case studies in two Canadian trucking segments (for-hire, private).

    Executive Summary

    Full Report
     
  5. Learning from Others: An International Study on Heavy Truck Speed Limiters –researches the experiences of countries with national speed limiter legislation in place. Australia, the United Kingdom, and Sweden were selected and the analysis focused on compliance and enforcement strategies, the effectiveness of the legislation, and viewpoints from stakeholders in government, enforcement, trucking associations and others.

    Executive Summary

    Full Report
     
  6. Technical Considerations – summarizes technical issues and limitations of electronic speed limiters with respect to compliance, enforcement, and tampering based on questionnaire responses from the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) and the Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA). Reproduced with permission of TMA and EMA.
     
  7. Summary Report – Assessment of a Heavy Truck Speed Limiter Requirement in Canada

    Executive Summary

    Full Report


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