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FMCSA Steps Closer to Correcting Insufficient Minimum Insurance Requirements for Motor Carriers

FMCSA STEPS CLOSER TO CORRECTING INSUFFICIENT MINIMUM INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS Truck Crash Survivors and Families of Truck Crash Victims Support Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Urge FMCSA to Ensure that Truck Crash Damages are Adequately Addressed WASHINGTON, …

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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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Read Our Letter to Secretary Foxx in Response to the Motor Carrier Industry’s Letter Regarding FMCSA’s CSA Program

Dear Secretary Foxx: On behalf of the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH), the thousands of families who have lost loved ones, and the tens of thousands more who have …

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Celebrating Daphne Izer, Champion of Change

On May 13, 2014, Daphne Izer, founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), was honored by the White House as a Transportation Champion of Change for her 20 years of truck safety advocacy and commitment to reducing truck driver fatigue. PATT …

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FMCSA Report Confirms Minimum Insurance is Too Low

Contact: Beth Weaver 301.814.4088/beth_weaver@verizon.net  FMCSA Report Verifies Financial Responsibility Requirement Deficiency Safety Groups and Truck Crash Victims Urge FMCSA To Act Quickly To Increase Requirement Level Families and Taxpayers Should Not be Forced to Bear Uninsured Costs WASHINGTON, D.C. (April …

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Speed limiter report: Trucks with devices had 50% lower ‘speed-limiter relevant’ crash rate

  WASHINGTON — A report detailing research on the safety impact of speed limiters device installations on commercial motor vehicles shows that trucks equipped with speed limiters had a 50 percent lower speed limiter-relevant crash rate compared to trucks without …

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Update: Commerce Committee passes Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act

Great Safety News! Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act as part of the transportation authorization bill.   Thanks to your efforts, we have won a significant safety victory. The bill includes: A …

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