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After Decades of Advocacy Truck Safety Coalition Welcomes FMCSA Release of Final Rule Requiring Electronic Logging Devices in Large Trucks

After Decades of Advocacy Truck Safety Coalition Welcomes FMCSA Release of Final Rule Requiring Electronic Logging Devices in Large Trucks Arlington, VA (December 10, 2015): The Truck Safety Coalition today welcomed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) release of …

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$305B highway bill limits teen truckers

By Keith Laing – 12/02/15 10:00 AM EST The $305 billion highway bill announced by lawmakers on Tuesday limits an effort to lower the minimum age of truck drivers on interstate trips from 21 years of age to 18 to …

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STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION, ON RELEASE OF FAST ACT CONFERENCE REPORT

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF FAST ACT CONFERENCE REPORT ARLINGTON, VA (December 1, 2015) –The Senate and House Conferees today released a conference report for the surface transportation reauthorization bill, H.R. …

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Statement of John Lannen on Passage of Wicker-Feinstein Amendment to Conduct Safety Study of Double 33s

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION Senate Votes in Favor of Wicker-Feinstein Motion To Conduct Safety Study of Double 33-Foot Trailers by Voice Vote ARLINGTON, VA (November 19, 2015) – Yesterday, sound judgement prevailed and …

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Statement of John Lannen on Passage of Wicker Motion to Instruct Conferees on Safety Study of Double 33s

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION Senate Votes in Favor of Wicker Motion to Instruct Conferees To Study Safety Effects of Double 33 Foot Trailers by Margin of 56-31 ARLINGTON, VA (November 10, 2015) – …

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Victory for Truck Safety: Statement of John Lannen on Failure of Ribble Amendment

Contact: Beth Weaver | 301.814.4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION House of Representatives Votes to Reject Truck Weight Increase on our Nation’s Highways by a Margin of 236 to 187 During Consideration of …

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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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Announcement: John Lannen appointed to MCSAC Vice-Chair

This week, it was announced during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) that John Lannen, Executive Director, Truck Safety Coalition, has been appointed to serve as Vice-Chair of MCSAC after serving as a …

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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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Truck Safety Groups Respond to Freight Panel Recommendations

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