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Sorrow to Strength 2015 Press Page

Issue Summaries One Page Issues Summary Truck Driver Fatigue Fact Sheets Truck Size Fact Sheet Truck Weight Fact Sheet Minimum Insurance Fact Sheet Underride Guard Protection Fact Sheet Infographics State Rankings NCAS Teen Truckers Infographic Minimum Insurance Infographic Hours of Service Infographic Truck Safety by the Numbers Infographic Truck Size-and Weight Infographic Statements and Letters ATA Letter Santiago Calderon Statement Dawn King Statement Jane Mathis Statement Morgan Lake Statement Russ Swift …

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A Foolish Attempt to Weaken Truck Safety

From the New York Times: The trucking industry is again pushing Congress to allow bigger and heavier trucks with overworked drivers behind the wheel onto the country’s roads. Republican lawmakers have attached a long industry wish list to an appropriations bill that will be …

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Safety Advocates Call on U.S. DOT to Issue Rule Requiring Crash Avoidance Technology for Large Trucks

For Immediate Release: Contact: Beth Weaver (301) 814-4088 February 18,, 2015 beth_weaver@verizon.net Safety Advocates Call on U.S. DOT to Issue Rule Requiring Crash Avoidance Technology for Large Trucks As Deaths and Injuries from Truck Crashes Continue to Rise, Federal Regulators …

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While large trucking companies lobby for bigger semitrailers, National Troopers Coalition chairman points to poll showing three of four Americans oppose increases

Minneapolis, Minn.—While major trucking companies lobby Congress to allow longer and heavier semitrailers, a just-released poll found that three of four Americans oppose longer and heavier semitrailer trucks on the highway. “Speaking on behalf of the over 45,000 members of …

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TRUCK CRASH VICTIMS RESPOND TO ATA AND WERNER ENTERPRISES ALLEGATIONS

In response to recent misleading allegations made by Werner Enterprises and the American Trucking Associations at a Senate hearing, truck safety victims today sent the attached letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and …

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Truck Crash Victims and Labor and Safety Groups Urge Congress to Put Public Safety Before Industry Profit

Eliminating Truck Drivers’ Weekend Off Will Result in Death, Devastation and Danger on our Roads  WASHINGTON, DC (Monday, December 8, 2014) – Today, families of truck crash victims and labor and safety groups joined U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) on …

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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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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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