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Category Archives: Volunteers

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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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 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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Change is Hard: Dawn King’s Comments on the Underride Roundtable

by Dawn King, President of the Truck Safety Coalition Crash dummy survives! I’d never been a witness to a test crash before. I suppose not many people have. It’s kind of a surreal experience, especially for a person that’s had …

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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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