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Truck Crashes

Jennifer Tierney: Congress must stop ignoring truck safety

For more than 30 years, I have been advocating to make trucking safer, since my father, James Mooney, was killed in a large truck crash in 1983. He was driving on a dark rural road at a time when truck …

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Letter to the editor: Trucks need two safety fixes to prevent highway fatalities

I was devastated to hear about the recent truck crash in which a 5-year-old boy and his volunteer driver were killed on the Maine Turnpike. As a mother who lost her son in a truck crash, I know the pain …

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Statement on Selection of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

The Truck Safety Coalition, a partnership of Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) and Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), looks forwards to working with Secretary-Designate of Transportation, Elaine Chao, and President-Elect Donald Trump on behalf of our volunteers who …

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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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Recent FedEx Crashes

We wanted to bring to your attention several disturbing crashes that have occurred recently. There are several contributing factors that caused these crashes, such as double tractor-trailers, fatigue, and failure to stop in time. But all of these crashes share …

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One Person Injured in Truck Crash in Cowley County, KS

On May 24, 2016, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Catherine Cranmer, 23, was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 77, when a tractor-trailer crossed her path as the truck driver attempted to cross Highway 77 on N Summit Road.  Ms. Cranmer’s Infiniti …

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Woman Died in a Truck Crash in Uinta County, WY

On May 23, 2016, at approximately 10:55 p.m., Jonah McWinn, 70, was traveling westbound on I-80, when she pulled off the interstate onto the shoulder when a commercial truck came upon Ms. McWinn’s Ford Escape and crashed into it. Ms. …

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Two Dead and One Injured in a Truck Crash in Suwanee County, FL

On May 12, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Benjamin Piechoczek, 19, and Jordan Gutheim, 20, were the occupants of a Volvo traveling southbound on FL State Road 247, when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The impact sent …

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One person dead and one person injured in a truck crash in Wayne County, IN

On May 22, 2016, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Margaret Ryan, 22, was traveling eastbound on I-70, in stop and go traffic, when her Audi SUV was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer. The impact pushed the SUV underneath the back …

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