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New Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule Issued – Dangerous 11 Hour Limit Retained

New Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule Issued – Dangerous 11 Hour Limit Retained – click to view press release

Update: Commerce Committee passes Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act

Great Safety News! Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act as part of the transportation authorization bill.   Thanks to your efforts, we have won a significant safety victory. The bill includes: A …

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Kraft Pushes for 97,000-Pound Trucks Called Bridge Wreckers

Kraft Pushes for 97,000-Pound Trucks Called Bridge Wreckers By Jeff Plungis – Dec 12, 2011 Emboldened by U.S. legislation allowing Maine and Vermont to keep 97,000-pound trucks rumbling on their interstate highways, Kraft Foods Inc. (KFT) and Home Depot Inc. …

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After Tragic Crash, Maine Family Works to Make Roadways Safer

Jackman, ME:  The Mahaney Family lost their 5 year old son Liam, parents Christina and Gary were badly injured and their home was destroyed when a 100,000 + lb. logging truck crashed and dumped its logs onto their home.  The …

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PRESS RELEASE: FMCSA Administrator Ferro Contradicts Claims by Trucking Industry

FMCSA Administrator Ferro Contradicts Claims by Trucking Industry -Truck Crash Fatalities Up to Nearly 4,000 in 2010 Demonstrating Need for Safer Truck Safety Rules ATA Letter Response to OMB on HOS -TSC has joined with Advocates for Highway and Auto …

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW TO PROTECT HOS PROPOSAL

October 18, 2011   UPDATE: Truck driver fatigue is a serious highway safety problem that threatens all of us.  Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) (pronounced EYH-ott) is planning to offer an amendment this afternoon that would block implementation of the U.S. …

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Maine Vermont FOIA Information Released

Please click the links below to view the PDF documents. Maine Vermont FOIA Information Revealed (PDF) Vermont Truck Interstate Pilot Study (PDF) Commerce Effects VT State Review (PDF)

IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT HOS PROPOSAL

October 7, 2011   UPDATE: Truck driver fatigue is a serious highway safety problem that threatens all of us.  The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is trying to improve safety for everyone by proposing changes to the current rule on …

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Bigger trucks spell big trouble on Maryland’s roads

AAA Mid-Atlantic says Congress should resist lobbying efforts, protect state’s drivers and roads by saying no to huge new vehicles June 19, 2011|By Ragina C. Averella In meetings with members of Congress and their staffs this month, I was very …

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FMCSA Fines American Welding & Tank Company

  FMCSA Fines American Welding & Tank Company Nearly $4 Million for Violating Federal Hazardous Materials Safety Standards WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced $3,876,000 in fines against American Welding & …

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