Trucker Speed Limits

New legislation (Public Act 19 of 2006) has been approved by the governor and enacted into law on Feb. 9, 2006. The act amends the Michigan Vehicle Code, section 257.627, permitting a truck, a truck-tractor, or a truck-tractor with a semi-trailer or trailer to operate at a speed not to exceed 60 mph on a freeway, if the maximum speed limit on that freeway is 70 mph for noncommercial vehicles. This amendatory act takes effect nine months after the date it is enacted into law, thus it starts Nov. 9, 2006.