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TRUCK CRASH SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS URGE FMCSA ADMINISTRATOR NOMINEE TO PRIORITIZE TRUCK SAFETY

Contact: Beth Weaver, beth_weaver@verizon.net, 301.814.4088 WASHINGTON, DC (October 31, 2017) Today, truck safety victims and survivors attended the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation nomination hearing of Raymond Martinez for the position of Administrator of the Federal …

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Underride Roundtable 2015

The Truck Safety Coalition co-hosted the first ever Underride Roundtable at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safetys testing facility in Ruckersville, VA. The conference brought together researchers, safety advocates, government officials, and industry leaders to discuss truck underride crashes, examine …

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition for the Record – Hearing on: FAST Act Implementation: Improving the Safety of the Nation’s Roads

Hearing on: FAST Act Implementation: Improving the Safety of the Nation’s Roads Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure United States House of Representatives July 18, 2017 Thank you Members of the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit …

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Truckers Win Fight to Keep Insurance Payouts Low

          This article was written by Paul Feldman, is a staff writer at FairWarning, a nonprofit news organization based in Pasadena, California, that focuses on public health, consumer and environmental issues. Feds Reject Insurance Hike for Big-Rigs, …

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Speed Limiters

Speeding: On average, more than 1,000 lives are lost annually to speeding Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs). Speeding (i.e., exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions) was a contributing factor in 7.5 percent of all reported large truck …

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Require Side Underride Guards

Rear/ Side Underride and Front Override Guards The federal government should require all trucks and trailers to be equipped with energy-absorbing rear, side, and front underride guards to protect car occupants from underride crashes. These crashes can be catastrophic because …

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Brownsville Herald: Crash survivor to speak with U.S. leaders

HARLINGEN — Debra Cruz spends most of her life in her small Harlingen home off Roosevelt Avenue. She wears sunglasses in her living room to protect her deteriorating eyes and has short-term memory loss. She takes several prescription medications every …

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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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Debra Cruz Letter to the Editor – The Monitor

After I survived a truck crash on Aug. 8, 2008, one of my goals became to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck crashes. Eventually, I began volunteering for the Truck Safety Coalition, a non-profit organization consisting …

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