New Speed Settings 65/68*
The number one driver for CSA unsafe driving violations is speed. Each new Freightliner coming on with it’s collision mitigation equipment is designed to be operated with cruise control whenever possible. While many experienced drivers may think they can drive better than the cruise control that’s no longer true. The Adaptive Cruise Control reads distances between vehicles and knows the speed limit of the road where you are. We’ve reviewed the data and across our fleet we are only at 20% use of ACC. To help drivers adopt using ACC we will be lowering the max pedal speed to 65 mph. but leaving the ACC top speed at 68 mph. Using the ACC is the safest way to drive and our goal is to make using it second nature. Later this year we’ll be bringing in trucks with side view cameras to help drivers better see what’s around them.