By: Truck Safety Coalition

Sorrow to Strength 2015 Press Page
October 19, 2015

Issue Summaries One Page Issues Summary Truck Driver Fatigue Fact Sheets Truck Size Fact Sheet Truck Weight Fact Sheet Minimum Insurance Fact Sheet Underride Guard Protection Fact Sheet Infographics State Rankings NCAS Teen Truckers Infographic Minimum Insurance Infographic Hours of Service Infographic Truck Safety…

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A Foolish Attempt to Weaken Truck Safety
May 26, 2015

From the New York Times: The trucking industry is again pushing Congress to allow bigger and heavier trucks with overworked drivers behind the…

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Safety Advocates Call on U.S. DOT to Issue Rule Requiring Crash Avoidance Technology for Large Trucks
February 19, 2015

For Immediate Release: Contact: Beth Weaver (301) 814-4088 February 18,, 2015 beth_weaver@verizon.net Safety Advocates Call on U.S. DOT to Issue Rule…

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While large trucking companies lobby for bigger semitrailers, National Troopers Coalition chairman points to poll showing three of four Americans oppose increases
February 12, 2015

Minneapolis, Minn.—While major trucking companies lobby Congress to allow longer and heavier semitrailers, a just-released poll found that three of four…

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TRUCK CRASH VICTIMS RESPOND TO ATA AND WERNER ENTERPRISES ALLEGATIONS
February 9, 2015

In response to recent misleading allegations made by Werner Enterprises and the American Trucking Associations at a Senate hearing, truck safety…

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Truck Crash Victims and Labor and Safety Groups Urge Congress to Put Public Safety Before Industry Profit
December 8, 2014

Eliminating Truck Drivers’ Weekend Off Will Result in Death, Devastation and Danger on our Roads  WASHINGTON, DC (Monday, December 8, 2014)…

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The AnnaLeah & Mary Karth Petition: STAND UP FOR TRUCK SAFETY
March 31, 2014

Each year 4,000 people are killed and another 100,000 people are injured in truck crashes. This is an unacceptably high number…

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What is Driver Fatigue?
December 20, 2010

Background: • Truck driver fatigue has been recognized as a major safety concern and a contributing factor to fatal truck crashes…

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Facts & Figures
December 20, 2010

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FMCSA Fines American Welding & Tank Company
September 23, 2011

  FMCSA Fines American Welding & Tank Company Nearly $4 Million for Violating Federal Hazardous Materials Safety Standards WASHINGTON – The…

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Arizona freeway crash: truck loses control, kills 4
September 13, 2011

by Kelsey Pfeffer – Sept. 9, 2011 06:16 PM The Arizona Republic – 12 News Breaking News Team Authorities on Friday…

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Sorrow to Strength 2011 – Press
May 2, 2011

Downloads Press Release Media Advisory 2009 Truck Crash Deaths Per 100,000 Population (100KP) by state Support Proposed HOS Rule with 10…

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Underride Guards on Big Rigs often fail in Crashes; Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Petitions Government for New Standard
March 1, 2011

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Sorrow to Strength 2009
April 4, 2010

The Truck Safety Coalition is pleased to announce our 2009 Sorrow to Strength Conference. Sorrow to Strength is specifically designed for…

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After Tragic Crash, Maine Family Works to Make Roadways Safer
December 7, 2011

Jackman, ME:  The Mahaney Family lost their 5 year old son Liam, parents Christina and Gary were badly injured and their…

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Rep. McGovern Receives the Promoting Highway Safety Through Legislation Award
September 14, 2011

September 21, 2011 Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA) honored US Rep. James McGovern, D-MA, with its Promoting…

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Big Rig Underride Hazzards
March 1, 2011

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is urging the government to change crash test regulations to better protect against underride crashes. …

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Tired Trucker Tears Baltimore County Family Apart
February 8, 2011

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Sorrow to Strength 2009 – Press
April 5, 2010

Press Coverage Victims, families ask Congress to tighten regs on big trucks NBC 4 (video) – Washington, DC Coalition of parents…

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Sorrow to Strength
March 9, 2010

2011 Sorrow to Strength Conference 2011 Sorrow to Strength Conference information (info packet) 2011 Press Page We are pleased to announce…

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Truck Crash Target Change – Sorrow to Strength 2007
May 27, 2009

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Update: Commerce Committee passes Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act
December 15, 2011

Great Safety News! Yesterday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee passed the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act as part of…

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Insurance Group Cites Concerns on Underride Guards
March 1, 2011

Crash-test analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail even in relatively low-speed…

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A Family’s Mission for Truck Safety Washington DC
April 29, 2010

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Appeals Court Again Rejects Hours of Service Rule
April 5, 2010

Appeals Court Again Rejects Hours of Service Rule July 24, 2007 A federal appeals court today struck down for the second…

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Underride guards on big rigs often fail in crashes; Institute petitions government for new standard
March 1, 2011

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Double-fatal crash near Huntley
August 3, 2010

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Underride Safety Standards Questioned
March 1, 2011

Rear-impact guards on trucks are meant to guard against car crashes. View Video…

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One Killed in Monroe County Crash
July 22, 2010

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I-59 Accident Takes Four Lives
July 22, 2010

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Press Conference Speakers – Sorrow to Strength 2007
August 27, 2009

Press Conference SpeakersMarch 12, 2007 John Lannen, Executive Director, The Truck Safety Coalition Jackie Gillan, Vice President of Advocates for Highway…

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Fiery Crash in Kaufman County Kills Three
June 7, 2010

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Maine Vermont FOIA Information Released
October 13, 2011

Please click the links below to view the PDF documents. Maine Vermont FOIA Information Revealed (PDF) Vermont Truck Interstate Pilot Study…

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3 killed, 13 Hurt in I-57 Crash
May 4, 2010

From Pantagraph.com “MATTOON — A Louisiana truck driver triggered a fatal nine-vehicle accident when he looked down at a map as…

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New Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule Issued – Dangerous 11 Hour Limit Retained
December 22, 2011

New Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule Issued – Dangerous 11 Hour Limit Retained – click to view press release

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Woman Killed Friday in Crash on Indiana 49
April 29, 2010

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Links – Sorrow to Strength 2007
April 5, 2010

SORROW  TO STRENGTH – RELATED LINKS Useful links for those attending the conference or otherwise supporting it. Identify & Contact Your…

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Kraft Pushes for 97,000-Pound Trucks Called Bridge Wreckers
December 14, 2011

Kraft Pushes for 97,000-Pound Trucks Called Bridge Wreckers By Jeff Plungis – Dec 12, 2011 Emboldened by U.S. legislation allowing Maine…

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Maine and Vermont Overweight Truck Pilot Program
December 1, 2010

Maine Vermont FOIA Information Released Maine Vermont FOIA Information Revealed (PDF) Vermont Truck Interstate Pilot Study (PDF) Commerce Effects VT State…

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PRESS RELEASE: FMCSA Administrator Ferro Contradicts Claims by Trucking Industry
December 2, 2011

FMCSA Administrator Ferro Contradicts Claims by Trucking Industry -Truck Crash Fatalities Up to Nearly 4,000 in 2010 Demonstrating Need for Safer…

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Response to Letter from Secretary Dill and Commissioner Cole – Email
October 19, 2010

Michael.Onder@dot.govSent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 2:34 PMJohn.Zicconi@state.vt.us; Getchell, Chip; Elder, RobertErnie.Blais@dot.gov; Jonathan.McDade@dot.gov; Jeffrey.Lindley@dot.gov; Rolf.Schmitt@dot.gov; Tony.Furst@dot.govSubject: Response to letter from Secretary Dill…

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NHTSA Study Confirms Value Of Reflective Tape On Trucks
April 5, 2010

New NHTSA Study Confirms Reflective Tape On Big Trucks Reduces Crashes, FatalitiesApril 30, 2000 (OA) WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ – A…

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Press Kit – Sorrow to Strength 2007
April 5, 2010

2007 SORROW TO STRENGTH CONFERENCE March 12, 2007 – Press Kit Press release (Word File) Joan Claybrook’s statement (Word File) Robert and…

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Bigger trucks spell big trouble on Maryland’s roads
September 27, 2011

AAA Mid-Atlantic says Congress should resist lobbying efforts, protect state’s drivers and roads by saying no to huge new vehicles June…

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Letter from Maine and Vermont – Email
October 19, 2010

Michael.Onder@dot.govSent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:24 AMJohn.Zicconi@state.vt.us; Getchell, ChipJeffrey.Lindley@dot.gov; Rolf.Schmitt@dot.govSubject: RE: Letter from Maine and Vermont

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Washington state cannot afford bigger trucks on our stressed highways
September 9, 2011

Tommie Pillow As Washington State Patrol troopers, my colleagues and I see first-hand the dangers and damage large trucks can cause…

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URGENT ACTION NEEDED NOW TO PROTECT HOS PROPOSAL
October 18, 2011

October 18, 2011   UPDATE: Truck driver fatigue is a serious highway safety problem that threatens all of us.  Senator Kelly…

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woman struck, killed by tractor trailer
April 29, 2009

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IMMEDIATE ACTION NEEDED TO PROTECT HOS PROPOSAL
October 1, 2011

October 7, 2011   UPDATE: Truck driver fatigue is a serious highway safety problem that threatens all of us.  The U.S….

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Your Help Needed Now to Stop Bigger Trucks!
June 9, 2011

Please contact your Members of Congress with the following message on bigger trucks.  Your Representatives can be contacted at www.senate.gov and www.house.gov.  …

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Shadyside man killed in bizarre I-470 Crash
April 29, 2009

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Maine and Vermont Press Release 12-23-10
December 23, 2010

Daphne Izer, founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) after her son Jeff and three of his friends were killed in…

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Two killed, Four Injured in Multiple Vehicle Crash
April 29, 2009

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Family Fights Back from Truck Accident
March 3, 2011

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. – It has been six months since Matthew Slattery suffered a traumatic brain injury after a tired trucker…

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12-23-10 Letter to Governor Baldacci
December 23, 2010

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Truck Safety Coalition Officials Named to Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee
October 20, 2010

ARLINGTON, VA (June 2, 2010)

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Crash Devastates a Kentucky Family
April 29, 2009

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Statement of Truck Safety Coalition on Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs) for Long-Haul Trucks Proposed Rule
February 1, 2011

Arlington, VA (February 1, 2011): The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) supports the proposed rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety…

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A Watershed truck safety moment
May 6, 2010

Yesterday at the Sleep Apnea & Trucking Conference

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Letter to Governor Baldacci on FOIA response from ME DOT
October 28, 2010

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TSC Safety Award Release
May 11, 2010

The Truck Safety Coalition today announced that it awarded its first ever Distinguished Safety Leadership Award to Don Osterberg. Read More…

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Letter on Maine and Vermont Truck Weight Exemption
October 22, 2010

Anti Safety, Special Truck Provision for Maine and Vermont has no place in the continuing resolution.  Consumer health, safety, and environmental…

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Victory for truck crash victims
April 5, 2010

A Tenacious Volunteer Achieves Legislative Victory in North Carolina Jennifer Tierney has helped to achieve numerous advances in truck safety through…

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Three fatal truck accidents draw national attention
April 5, 2010

By Jill Dunn Three headline-making fatal truck accidents occurred in a 15-hour period this week, killing 19 people, though one accident…

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Truck Driver Faces 5 Homicide Charges in Bus Crash
April 5, 2010

By ROBERT IMRIE  / Associated Press Wausau Bureau EAU CLAIRE

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30 percent of tractor-trailers, dump trucks overweight
April 5, 2010

In ‘cat-and-mouse game’ with truckers, FDOT has dull claws; As many as 30 percent of tractor-trailers, dump trucks overweightBy: Fred Hiers…

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Florida Crash Kills 7 Children
April 5, 2010

By RON WORD LAKE BUTLER, Fla. Jan 25, 2006 (AP)

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Trucks, tired drivers can be deadly mix
April 5, 2010

By LISE FISHER – Sun staff writer / February 19. 2006 6:01AM A truck driver carrying a gym bag heads for…

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Risk Higher for Truckers in the 11th Hour
April 5, 2010

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Some Truck Drivers Rigged For Danger
April 5, 2010

Reported by: David Rose / Web produced by: Neil Relyea / Photographed by: 9NewsFirst posted: 2/8/2006 11:15:04 PM There are some…

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Hours Of Service Regulations: (FAQ’s)
April 5, 2010

1. Do trucks pose a significant safety problem? Yes. More than 5,000 people have been killed annually in truck-related crashes for…

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THE DANGERS OF FATIGUED, SLEEP-DEPRIVED TRUCK DRIVERS
April 5, 2010

Fatigue Is A Killer: Operator fatigue and sleep deprivation are serious, worldwide safety problems in all transportation modes. Operator fatigue has…

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