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The Truck Safety Coalition

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Statement of Daphne Izer in Response to Senate Appropriations Committee Passing Industry-Written Provision to Rewrite Laws Affecting Truck Drivers’ Hours of Service

Statement of Daphne Izer, Founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) In Response to Senate Appropriations Committee Passing Industry-Written Provision to Rewrite Laws Affecting Truck Drivers’ Hours of Service April 21, 2016 For a third year now, the Senate Appropriations …

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Senate Prepares To Make Truck Safety Even Worse, Advocates Warn

The industry has given lawmakers language that will set 73-hour maximum work weeks for drivers. 04/19/2016 Michael McAuliff Senior Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Safety advocates are crying foul over yet another change to trucking safety rules that …

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From the Truck Safety Coalition … 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Michigan Work Zone Truck Crash

In Michigan, two road workers were installing a highway sign at 5 p.m when a they were struck by a truck. The big rig crossed the white fog line into the work zone, killing one of the workers and injuring …

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… 10 Year Old Girl Survives After She Was Hit by a Box Truck

After stepping off of the school bus and crossing the street, 10 year old, Olivia Walter, was struck by a box truck. Despite another motorist stopping and waving her to cross the street, a box truck that was approaching from …

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… AP Releasing New Style Guide Urging Journalist to Use the Words “Crash, Collision,” instead of “Accident”

A new version of the AP Stylebook will be available on June 1, 2016. One of the notable changes this year is the guidance the book offers on when to call a collision an “accident.” According to two tweets from …

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Truck Underride Roundtable

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) Where: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, VA Please join us as researchers, government officials and industry leaders gather to discuss truck underride crashes and how …

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Tennessee Snow Plow and Salt Truck Drivers on the Clock Between 60-80 Hours Straight

Several “concerned employees” working for the Tennessee Department of Transportation sent an anonymous letter to the state’s DOT commissioner, which prompted an investigation that unearthed troubling information. Public records indicate that the state’s snow plow and salt truck drivers were …

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