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Safety Groups Respond to U.S. DOT IG Rubber Stamping Study on Truck Driver Hours of Service Safety Protections

Study Created with Pre-Determined Outcome of Failure WASHINGTON, D.C. –Late last week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) sent a letter to Congress regarding a study of safety reforms to the …

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Kentucky Op-Ed: More dangerous highways? Give it (and drivers) a rest

As Thanksgiving travelers hit the highways for home, consider that the trucking industry is so desperate for drivers that it’s pushing to lower the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 and is aggressively recruiting retirees. The industry estimates that …

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Letter from NC Truck Safety Advocates to Secretary Foxx on Hours of Service

November 9, 2016 The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590 Dear Secretary Foxx: We appreciate your verbal commitment to improving safety of our roads and vehicles throughout your tenure as …

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Letter to Secretary Foxx from Rick Watts

The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, D.C. 20590   Dear Secretary Foxx: Today, I sat through the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting as they determined the probable cause of and …

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Huffington Post: [Some in Congress] Want To Use Zika Funding Bill To Keep Truckers On The Road Longer

Add-on provision could let truckers work more than 80 hours a week. Michael McAuliff Senior Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― Want to keep the government open? Want to fund the Zika response? The trucking industry and Republican allies …

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Maine Voices: Sen. Collins needs to change her position on trucking safety rules

As summer winds down, it is time to reflect on the safety of our roads and the hundreds of loved ones across the country who were needlessly killed or injured in truck crashes over the past few months. Our sons …

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Be Careful Driving This Memorial Day, Truck Drivers Are Falling Asleep Across the Country

Minnesota: On May 5th, a semi driver fell asleep behind the wheel before causing a three-truck crash. According to the Minnesota State Police, “Timothy Tillman, a 31-year-old Minneapolis man, fell asleep while driving his 2001 International 4000 series truck and …

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