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The Truck Safety Coalition

a partnership between CRASH and P.A.T.T.

Dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes, providing compassionate support and educating the public, policy-makers and media.

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We are here to help, by providing immediate, compassionate support to survivors and families of victims of truck crashes.

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One CRASH Board Member’s thoughts on the Deadly Orland Crash

On Thursday evening, a FedEx truck crashed head on into a bus carrying prospective college students. Ten are dead and dozens more are injured from this tragic crash. Dawn King, CRASH board member, had this to say, The news media …

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Watch a Broad Coalition Speak out against Increasing Truck Size and Weight Limits

The videos from the Truck Size and Weight press conference are now posted. Thank you to all the speakers for doing such a fantastic job. Please watch below: U.S. Representative James McGovern (D-MA) Jennifer Tierney (Kernersville, NC), Board Member, Truck …

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Truck Size and Weight Press Conference – 04/09/2014

Today, a broad coalition of public health and safety groups, truck drivers, law enforcement, and families of truck crash victims joined U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (DMA) on Capitol Hill to oppose any increases to federal truck size and truck weight limits as …

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Advisory: Labor, Law Enforcement, Health and Safety Groups, and Victims of Truck Crashes Join to Oppose Bigger and Heavier Trucks

Contact:  Beth Weaver 301.814.4088 or beth_weaver@verizon.net UPDATE — MEDIA ADVISORY BREAKING NEWS – Transportation Research Board (TRB) Peer Review Committee Issues Report Condemning Methods Used in U.S. DOT Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study Serious Concerns Raised by Safety Groups …

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Mother Honors Daughters With Petition and Urges U.S. Dot To Issue Lifesaving Truck Safety Rules.

Contact: Olivia Szwalbnest 703.294.6464, oszwalbnest@trucksafety.org MOTHER HONORS DAUGHTERS WITH PETITION URGES U.S. DOT TO ISSUE LIFESAVING TRUCK SAFETY RULES Sign petition and help save lives WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, April 2, 2014) – The Karth Family of Rocky Mount, North Carolina …

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Work Zone Truck Crash Dangers (Fact Sheet)

Over the past three years, the United States has seen year-after-year increases in the number of fatalities and injuries involving large trucks. Truck crash dangers to the American public Every year on average 4,000 people are killed in truck crashes …

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The AnnaLeah & Mary Karth Petition: STAND UP FOR TRUCK SAFETY

Each year 4,000 people are killed and another 100,000 people are injured in truck crashes. This is an unacceptably high number of losses and injuries, but most people don’t know about these numbers or the safety equipment that can protect …

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Pennsylvania Volunteers Visit with US Senators and Congressman

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, our Pennsylvania volunteers, Kim Telep (Harrisburg, PA) and Dorothy Wert (Montrose, PA), visited the Pennsylvania offices of Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey and Congressman Lou Barletta. Kim and Dorothy lost their husbands in truck …

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Truck Safety Coalition Volunteer Chosen to Serve on the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council

We are pleased to announce that our Illinois truck safety volunteer, Kate Brown, has been selected to serve on the new Illinois State Freight Advisory Council. Kate became a volunteer after her 27-year-old son, Graham, was hit by a drunk, …

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Joan Claybrook Calls out the Trucking Industry in her Letter to The New York Times

TSC’s board member, Joan Claybrook, responded to a New York Times article published on March 3, 2014, on the aging infrastructure in the U.S. and its disastrous consequences. Bridges, in particular, paint an alarming scene for the current state of …

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