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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 Senator Reid in Response Carl Pope Letter

August 6, 2015 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader United State Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Senator Reid: Thank you for your longstanding and ongoing leadership on highway and auto safety. We have been made aware of a letter …

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Media Advisory: Truck Driver Fatigue is a Major Factor in Truck Crashes – Truck Drivers Need a Weekend Off

CONTACT: Beth Weaver, 301-814-4088 beth_weaver@verizon.net or Cathy Chase, 571-243-7282 cchase@saferoads.org UPDATE: Battle Over Truck Driver Hours of Service Law Reaching Peak 12/5: Sen. Collins Issues Statement Saying U.S. DOT Secretary Foxx’s Letter is “Inaccurate” and “Inflammatory” 12/6: ATA President and …

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The New York Times on Issuing a Long Overdue Rule for Entry Level Truck Driver Training

On October 4, 2014, The New York Times published an editorial in support of ending the delays in issuing the long overdue “common-sense training standards for truck drivers.” The editorial cites the large number of deaths that involve large trucks, …

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Safety Advocates, Teamsters Sue U.S. DOT for Failing to Issue Long-Overdue Truck Driver Training Requirements

For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2014 Contact: Karilyn Gower (202) 588-7779 Beth Weaver (301) 814-4088 Safety Advocates, Teamsters Sue U.S. DOT for Failing to Issue Long-Overdue Truck Driver Training Requirements 20 Years, Two Lawsuits and Two Congressional Mandates Later, Inexperienced …

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A Letter from Safety Groups Urging Senators to Support the Booker Amendment to Stop Tired Trucking

Dear Senator, We are united in writing you to support the Booker Amendment to the Transportation Housing and Urban Development (THUD) FY 2015 Appropriations bill.  This commonsense amendment will prevent an increase in weekly work hours for truck drivers, and …

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One CRASH Board Member’s thoughts on the Deadly Orland Crash

On Thursday evening, a FedEx truck crashed head on into a bus carrying prospective college students. Ten are dead and dozens more are injured from this tragic crash. Dawn King, CRASH board member, had this to say, The news media …

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Links – Sorrow to Strength 2007

SORROW  TO STRENGTH – RELATED LINKS Useful links for those attending the conference or otherwise supporting it. Identify & Contact Your Elected Officials Contact the U.S. Senate Contact the U.S. House of Representatives Congress.org Know the Issues Federal Motor Carriers …

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Press Kit – Sorrow to Strength 2007

2007 SORROW TO STRENGTH CONFERENCE March 12, 2007 – Press Kit Press release (Word File) Joan Claybrook’s statement (Word File) Robert and Sherry Durk Statement (Word File) Jane Mathis Statement  (Word File) Nikki Hensley  (Word File) Daphne Izer Statement  (Word File) …

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Sorrow to Strength 2009 – Press

Press Coverage Victims, families ask Congress to tighten regs on big trucks NBC 4 (video) – Washington, DC Coalition of parents call for big rig regulation ABC 7 / News Channel 8 (video) – Washington, DC Safety advocates fight push …

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