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Category Archives: Automatic Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) technology is a proven highway safety technology that could and will save countless lives and prevent injuries.  Unfortunately, after years of study and successful use by leading motor carriers, this technology has yet to be required …

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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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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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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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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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Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation

Written by Jacqueline Gillan, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. This is one in a series of periodic guest columns by industry thought leaders. Truck crashes are a serious public health and safety problem. Each year on average, 4,000 people are …

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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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