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Senators Blumenthal and Booker Urge Leader Reid to Prevent Longer Hours for Truck Drivers
December 9, 2014

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014 Contact: Josh Zembik (Blumenthal) – 202-224-6452 Josh_Zembik@blumenthal.senate.gov Monique Waters (Booker) – 202-224-8150 Monique_Waters@booker.senate.gov BLUMENTHAL, BOOKER…

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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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Read Joan Claybrook’s Statement in Response to the American Trucking Associations (ATA)
December 8, 2014

Statement of Joan Claybrook, Chair and Former Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill…

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Media Advisory: Truck Driver Fatigue is a Major Factor in Truck Crashes – Truck Drivers Need a Weekend Off
December 8, 2014

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…

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Read Daphne Izer’s Letter in Response to Senator Collins’ Deadly and Dangerous Provision to Increase Working Hours for Truck Drivers
December 6, 2014

Dear Senator Collins, I am personally offended by your attack on Secretary Foxx for sending a letter on Friday to House…

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PRESS RELEASE: Truck Crash Survivors and Victims Urge Congress to Stop Assault on Truck Safety
December 4, 2014

Contact: Beth Weaver 301.814.4088,/beth_weaver@verizon.net Congress Poised to Increase Truck Driver Hours of Service In Aftermath of Tracy Morgan Truck Crash Truck…

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FMCSA Steps Closer to Correcting Insufficient Minimum Insurance Requirements for Motor Carriers
December 2, 2014

FMCSA STEPS CLOSER TO CORRECTING INSUFFICIENT MINIMUM INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS Truck Crash Survivors and Families of Truck Crash Victims…

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Announcement: John Lannen appointed to MCSAC Vice-Chair
October 30, 2014

This week, it was announced during the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) that John…

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Survey Results Show Strong Public Opposition to Increasing Truck Drivers’ Working and Driving Hours
October 16, 2014

Highway safety groups released survey results conducted by Lake Research Partners showing overwhelming public opposition, 80 percent, to Congress raising the…

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Press Release: New Survey Shows Strong Public Opposition to Longer Truck Driver Working Hours
October 16, 2014

New Survey Shows Strong Public Opposition to Longer Truck Driver Working Hours CONTACT: Beth Weaver, 301-814-4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net Washington, D.C. (October 16,…

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Industry Makes Improvements While Rule for Better Underride Languishes
October 9, 2014

INDUSTRY MAKES IMPROVEMENTS WHILE RULE FOR BETTER UNDERRIDE LANGUISHES  IIHS Report Shows Trailer Manufacturer Improved Rear Underride Guard Design WASHINGTON, D.C….

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The New York Times on Issuing a Long Overdue Rule for Entry Level Truck Driver Training
October 6, 2014

On October 4, 2014, The New York Times published an editorial in support of ending the delays in issuing the long…

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Truck Safety Advocates in the News
October 3, 2014

Two of our volunteers are now featured in two recent articles published by Bloomberg News. In these articles, Marianne Karth and…

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Indiana Family Starts Petition Urging Criminal Charges Against Truck Driver Responsible For Death Of Seven Family Members
September 30, 2014

September 30, 2014 – As his family prepared to mark the one-year anniversary of the truck crash that killed seven members…

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Safety Advocates, Teamsters Sue U.S. DOT for Failing to Issue Long-Overdue Truck Driver Training Requirements
September 18, 2014

For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2014 Contact: Karilyn Gower (202) 588-7779 Beth Weaver (301) 814-4088 Safety Advocates, Teamsters Sue U.S. DOT…

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Auto safety is Not Alone: Truck safety Also Suffers from NHTSA’s “Tiny” Budget and Workforce
September 18, 2014

In response to reports released that show how regulators failed to identify an ignition defect in millions of G.M. cars that…

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Read Our Letter to Secretary Foxx in Response to the Motor Carrier Industry’s Letter Regarding FMCSA’s CSA Program
September 17, 2014

Dear Secretary Foxx: On behalf of the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), Citizens for Reliable and Safe…

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One Year after a Family’s Devastating Truck Crash
August 15, 2014

SEVEN FAMILY MEMBERS KILLED IN A FIERY CRASH AFTER SUV WAS CRUSHED BETWEEN TWO SEMI-TRUCKS IN INDIANA One Year after a…

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Anne Ferro’s Letter to FMCSA Colleagues
July 30, 2014

The longest-serving administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Anne Ferro, announced her resignation on Friday, July 25. Here…

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Fourth Annual Liam’s Walk
July 25, 2014

The 4th Annual Liam’s Walk took place on July 19. The walk was dedicated to the memory of Liam Mahaney who…

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Press Release: Truck Safety Advocates Respond to News of Truck Crash that Killed New Jersey Police Officer
July 18, 2014

Contact: Beth Weaver beth_weaver@verizon.net, 703.294.6404  TRUCK SAFETY ADVOCATES RESPOND TO NEWS OF TRUCK CRASH THAT KILLED NEW JERSEY POLICE OFFICER  Findings…

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An Oversized Truck Strike is the Probable Cause for the Washington State I-5 Bridge Collapse
July 16, 2014

Contact: Beth Weaver 301.814.4088,/beth_weaver@verizon.net The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Released Report – AN OVERSIZED TRUCK STRIKE IS THE PROBABLE CAUSE…

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Truck Safety Advocates Step Closer to Goal of Advancing Underride Protection
July 10, 2014

Contact: Beth Weaver 301.814.4088,/beth_weaver@verizon.net TRUCK SAFETY ADVOCATES STEP CLOSER TO GOAL OF ADVANCING UNDERRIDE PROTECTION  NHTSA Issues a Grant of Petition…

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July Events
June 30, 2014

Sorrow To Strength Reunion and Lobster Fest July 12, 2014 Lisbon, Maine Contact Daphne Izer for details   Liam’s Walk and…

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The Safety Community and Teamsters Respond to NTSB Initial Crash Report on Tracy Morgan Crash
June 19, 2014

Contact: Beth Weaver 301.814.4088,/beth_weaver@verizon.net THE SAFETY COMMUNITY AND TEAMSTERS RESPOND TO NTSB INITIAL REPORT ON THE TRACY MORGAN CRASH TRUCK DRIVER…

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A Letter from Safety Groups Urging Senators to Support the Booker Amendment to Stop Tired Trucking
June 19, 2014

Dear Senator, We are united in writing you to support the Booker Amendment to the Transportation Housing and Urban Development (THUD)…

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Press Conference Call: Senator Booker, Senator Blumenthal, Truck Crash Victims’ Families, Safety Groups, Law Enforcement, Labor Groups, Trucking Companies Unite in Opposition to Attack on Truck Safety
June 16, 2014

CONTACT: Beth Weaver, 301-814-4088, Beth_weaver@verizon.net PRESS CONFERENCE CALL SENATOR BOOKER, SENATOR BLUMENTHAL, TRUCK CRASH VICTIMS’ FAMILIES, SAFETY GROUPS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, LABOR…

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See How Your Representative Voted: The Daines Amendment
June 12, 2014

On June 10, 2014, an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill,sponsored by Rep. Steve Daines (R-MT), passed…

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Daphne Izer, Founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers, Appears on World News with Diane Sawyer
June 10, 2014

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Read the Statement of the Obama Administration’s Policy Regarding Highway and Motor Carrier Safety
June 9, 2014

The Administration released a Statement of Administration to strongly oppose House passage of H.R. 4745, making appropriations for the Departments of…

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In the Aftermath of the Tracy Morgan Crash: Joan Claybrook Gives Interviews about the Dangers of Truck Driver Fatigue
June 9, 2014

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Get the Real Facts on the Collins Amendment to Suspend the 34-Hour Restart
June 8, 2014

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations bill that suspends the current…

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Maine Truck Crash Families Appalled by Maine Senator’s Support for Anti-Truck Safety Legislation
June 3, 2014

MAINE TRUCK CRASH FAMILIES APPALLED BY SENATOR SUSAN COLLINS’ SUPPORT FOR ANTI-TRUCK SAFETY LEGISLATION SENATOR COLLINS ACTIONS WILL INCREASE TRUCK DRIVER…

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2014 Liam’s Walk and Butterfly Release
May 22, 2014

Truck Safety Coalition volunteer, Christina Mahaney, will hold the fourth annual Liam’s Walk and Butterfly Release on July 19, 2014 in…

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Celebrating Daphne Izer, Champion of Change
May 14, 2014

On May 13, 2014, Daphne Izer, founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), was honored by the White House as a…

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Daphne Izer Honored by the White House for her Truck Safety Advocacy
May 12, 2014

PARENTS AGAINST TIRED TRUCKERS (PATT) FOUNDER HAS BEEN NAMED A 2014 TRANSPORTATION CHAMPION OF CHANGE Daphne Izer Honored by the White…

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Karth Family to Deliver Truck Safety Petition To U.S. DOT
April 30, 2014

Contact: Beth Weaver beth_weaver@verizon.net 301.814.4088 NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY MARKS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FATAL TRUCK CRASH THAT CLAIMED THE LIVES OF…

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Karth Family Journeys to Washington, D.C.
Deliver “Anna Leah and Mary Stand Up for Truck Safety” Petition to U.S. DOT
April 29, 2014

On May 4, 2014, the first anniversary of the devastating truck crash that claimed the lives of AnnaLeah and Mary Karth,…

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FMCSA Report Confirms Minimum Insurance is Too Low
April 22, 2014

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…

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Florida Volunteers Pay a Visit to the Offices of Members of Congress
April 16, 2014

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, our Florida volunteers, Jane Mathis (St. Augustine, FL) and Tracy Quinichett (Orlando, FL), visited the Florida…

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One CRASH Board Member’s thoughts on the Deadly Orland Crash
April 11, 2014

On Thursday evening, a FedEx truck crashed head on into a bus carrying prospective college students. Ten are dead and dozens…

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Watch a Broad Coalition Speak out against Increasing Truck Size and Weight Limits
April 11, 2014

The videos from the Truck Size and Weight press conference are now posted. Thank you to all the speakers for doing…

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Truck Size and Weight Press Conference – 04/09/2014
April 9, 2014

Today, a broad coalition of public health and safety groups, truck drivers, law enforcement, and families of truck crash victims joined U.S….

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Advisory: Labor, Law Enforcement, Health and Safety Groups, and Victims of Truck Crashes Join to Oppose Bigger and Heavier Trucks
April 7, 2014

Contact:  Beth Weaver 301.814.4088 or beth_weaver@verizon.net UPDATE — MEDIA ADVISORY BREAKING NEWS – Transportation Research Board (TRB) Peer Review Committee Issues…

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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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Pennsylvania Volunteers Visit with US Senators and Congressman
March 28, 2014

On Thursday, March 27, 2014, our Pennsylvania volunteers, Kim Telep (Harrisburg, PA) and Dorothy Wert (Montrose, PA), visited the Pennsylvania offices…

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Truck Safety Coalition Volunteer Chosen to Serve on the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council
March 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce that our Illinois truck safety volunteer, Kate Brown, has been selected to serve on the new…

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FMCSA Releases Proposed Rule for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
February 21, 2014

New Rule Will create a central database for verified positive drug and alcohol test results of CDL holders and refusals by…

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Truck Safety Advocates Respond to GAO Report on FMCSA’s CSA Program
February 10, 2014

 Report Recommends Expanding and Improving Data. Arlington, VA (February 4, 2014):  Daphne Izer, Founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) responded to…

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TRUCK SAFETY COALITION RESPONDS TO NTSB INVESTIGATION FINDINGS
November 8, 2013

Contact: Beth Weaver, 301-814-4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net                       TRUCK SAFETY COALITION RESPONDS TO NTSB INVESTIGATION FINDINGS Urge FMCSA to Immediately Release…

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Truck Safety Groups’ Letter to Panel on 21st Century Freight
October 11, 2013

To read the letter from truck safety groups in response to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Panel on 21st Century…

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THE DANGERS OF TRUCK CRASHES IN WORK ZONES
October 1, 2013

My name is Amy Fletcher and on January 24, 2012, my life was forever changed.  My husband, John Fletcher, was killed…

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Twenty Years Later – the Tragic Truck Crash That Led to P.A.T.T.
October 1, 2013

Daphne and Steve Izer Remember their Son Jeff and his Friends and the Tragic Truck Crash That Led to Parents Against…

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Mother Loses Daughters, calls attention to insufficient underride guards
October 1, 2013

To see Marianne Karth’s interview, please follow the below link: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/call-6-investigators/mother-loses-daughters-raises-truck-underride-concerns

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NC Advocates Press Release
August 12, 2013

THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DEVASTATING TRUCK CRASH THAT TOOK THE LIVES OF HER DAUGHTERS, MARIANNE KARTH JOINS TRUCK SAFETY ADVOCATES TO…

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SAFETY GROUPS AND DRIVERS APPALLED BY COURT DECISION ON TRUCK DRIVER HOURS OF SERVICE RULE
August 2, 2013

TRUCK DRIVER HOURS OF SERVICE FAILS TO REDUCE DRIVER FATIGUE To read the full release, please click here.  

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Rep. Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Keep Highways Safe and Protect Victims’ Rights
July 22, 2013

On July 18, 2013, Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the Safe and Fair Environment on Highways Achieved through Underwriting Levels Act…

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Sorrow To Strength 2013: Conference Weekend Photo Gallery
May 16, 2013

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Sorrow To Strength 2013 Meetings Gallery
May 16, 2013

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Truck Safety Groups Respond to Freight Panel Recommendations
October 29, 2013

To view the press release, please click here.

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Indiana State Rep. Dan Forestal – Restore Truck Inspectors
September 24, 2013

Ind. lawmaker: Restore truck inspectors Kara Kenney, TheIndyChannel.com Staff http://wrtv.m0bl.net/w/main/story/100366846/ A state lawmaker is pushing to restore funding for state…

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TSC Advocates Urge Our New Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx To Make Changes Now.
September 15, 2013

Last week, volunteer Truck Safety Coalition advocates traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with the new Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx,…

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DOT Announces NFAC Members
May 30, 2013

The Truck Safety Coalition congratulates Joan Claybrook (Chair of the Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) Board, President Emeritus…

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Sorrow To Strength 2013 Awards Gallery
May 10, 2013

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Truck Safety Advocate Wanda Lindsay Speaks to Safety Investigators
February 28, 2013

To read the story and watch the video, please click here.

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Family and Friends of Truck Crash Victims Respond to ATA’s “Crash Blame”
February 22, 2013

To read the TSC’s letter to the ATA’s Bill Graves and Dan England, click here.

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PRESS RELEASE: TRUCK CRASH FATALITIES INCREASE AGAIN IN 2011
December 11, 2012

TRUCK CRASH FATALITIES INCREASE AGAIN IN 2011 DESPITE OVERALL DECREASE IN TRAFFIC FATALITIES Second Consecutive Year of DangerousTrend   Arlington, VA…

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Duluth News Tribune Reader’s View – “Cravaack, Klobuchar wrong on truck weight restrictions”
October 9, 2012

Published October 06, 2012, 12:00 AM Reader’s view: Cravaack, Klobuchar wrong on truck weight restrictions Nearly 23 years ago, I barely…

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Liam’s Walk 2012
May 1, 2012

July 20, 2013     Jackman, Maine     11:30 – 3:30     The 3rd annual Liam walk will take…

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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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The TSC Responds to the Passing of Senator Lautenberg
June 3, 2013

THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION AND OUR VOLUNTEERS RESPOND TO THE PASSING OF U.S. SENATOR FRANK R. LAUTENBERG Senator Lautenberg Was a…

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Sorrow To Strength 2013 Press Conference Gallery
May 10, 2013

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In honor of Galo Ulloa
February 25, 2013

Race Description Hollywood Half Marathon, 13.1 miles, April 6, 2013. This is the 2nd annual event for the Hollywood Half Marathon-The…

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Daphne Izer Updates Committee Leaders on CSA Crash Data
February 13, 2013

To read Daphne Izer’s letter to Senator Frank Lautenberg, click here. To read Daphne Izer’s letter to Senator Roy Blunt, click…

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HOS Reply Filed
January 22, 2013

To read the HOS reply, please click here.

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Press Release: Loggers and Truckers Protesting in Minnesota Mislead the Public
September 27, 2012

Loggers and Truckers Protesting in Minnesota Mislead the Public Maine and Vermont Overweight Truck Pilot Programs Confirm Bigger and Heavier Trucks…

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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
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Truck Driver Charged in Chesapeake Bay Bridge Crash
August 29, 2013

Trucker charged in Chesapeake Bay Bridge crash that sent car plunging into the water By Ashley Halsey III, Thursday, August 29, 12:20 PM…

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Press Page – Sorrow To Strength 2013
May 7, 2013

Press Releases Truck Safety Coalition Press Release Statements Joan Claybrook Statement Kate Brown Statement Pina Arrington Statement Vicki Johnson Statement Wanda…

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Truck Safety Advocates Respond to the ATA’s Push to Remove Crash Data From the CSA Crash BASIC
February 8, 2013

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Washington State Advances HOS Compliance
November 20, 2012

Cameras guard drivers from exhausted truckers To View Report, Click Here.

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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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Truck Driving – Ranks in the Top Ten of America’s Most Dangerous Jobs
August 28, 2013

For those who know the dangers of large trucks it is not surpring to learn that the job of truck driver…

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TSC Board Members Join Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee
March 1, 2013

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) is pleased to announce that Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) Board Members, Tami Friedrich…

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NTSB recommends 10-year employment database for truck drivers
February 5, 2013

NTSB recommends 10-year employment database for truck drivers By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor 2/1/13 A fatal crash involving a…

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Dawn Kings Journey 2011
October 1, 2012

The Long View and VICTORY! February, 2011 – People Ask Me Why? When some people hear that I work on truck…

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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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Daphne Izer Speaks Out – Bangor Daily News
June 21, 2013

Keep on truckin’ On June 13, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development held a hearing about…

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Second Year Increase in Overall Out-of-Service Rate for Brakes of Trucks
October 26, 2012

Brake Safety Week Finds Substantial Compliance Despite Increase in Overall Out-of-Service Rate for Brakes of Trucks and Buses for Second Year…

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Dawn Kings Journey 2009
October 1, 2012

Speaking at the Press Conference and Gaining Momentum Going to DC I’m in the midst of preparations to attend a Sorrow…

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HOS Brief Filed 7/30/12
May 6, 2012

HOS Brief 7/30/12 – to read, please click here.

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Jennifer Tierney’s Battle for Truck Safety; Winston-Salem Journal
February 17, 2012

Kernersville woman helps defeat truck-weight legislation

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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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Liam’s Walk 2013 – Jackman, Maine
July 8, 2013

Please click here for information on Liam’s Walk 2013.

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Dawn Kings Journey 2007
October 1, 2012

My Second, and most difficult, Sorrow to Strength Conference Almost Conference Time…. I’m just back from New York; there are five…

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Testimony from Truck Safety Organizations to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit 9/13/12
September 11, 2012

Steve Owings’ Testimony to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit’s September 13, 2012, Hearing, Evaluating the Effectiveness of DOT’s Truck and…

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Jane Mathis Fights for Truck Safety; St. Augustine Record
February 7, 2012

Tragedy propels local woman to fight increased truck weight allowances Jane Mathis lost son, daughter-in-law in 2004 crash Posted: February 5,…

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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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Dawn Kings Journey 2005
October 1, 2012

Sorrow to Strength Our First Chapter When Dad was killed by a tired trucker in 2004 we didn’t know what to…

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FMCSA’s CSA Program, Separating Fiction from the Facts
September 12, 2012

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Program: Separating CSA Fiction from the Facts – to read more, click…

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PRESS RELEASE:SAFETY GROUPS AND DRIVERS GO TO COURT OVER NEW TRUCK DRIVER HOURS OF SERVICE RULE
February 24, 2012

NEW RULE ON TRUCK DRIVER HOURS OF SERVICE FAILS TO ADDRESS DRIVER FATIGUE

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BI-PARTISAN PASSAGE OF A TRUCK SAFETY AMENDMENT TO H.R. 7
February 3, 2012

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) expresses its gratitude to Congressman Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Congressman Jerry Costello (D-IL) for their leadership…

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Fiery Crash in Kaufman County Kills Three
June 7, 2010

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2013 Sorrow to Strength Conference
January 2, 2013

Press Page >> View the Press Page Here Image Gallery >> Awards Image Gallery >> Conference Weekend Image Gallery >> Meetings…

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TSC, CRASH, PATT, RSA Comments to CSA Docket
August 8, 2012

TSC, CRASH, PATT, RSA Comments to CSA Docket – please click here.

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Truck Driver in Slattery Crash Sentenced to Five Years
January 12, 2012

Truck Drivers Being Pushed Beyond Their Limits to Drive Excessively Long Hours Truck Driver Who Pled Guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide…

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Transportation Bill -Truck Safety Advocates Express Gratitude
July 6, 2012

Transportation Bill Advances Truck Safety Resulting in Safer Trucks and Roadways To read more click here.

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Public Opinion Does Not Support Bigger Trucks
January 24, 2012

FOR OVER 15 YEARS PUBLIC OPINION IS CLEAR — “NO” TRUCK SIZE AND WEIGHT INCREASES   2011 74% of Americans oppose…

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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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TRANSPORTATION BILL PASSES WITH TRUCK SAFETY PROVISIONS INTACT
June 29, 2012

GREAT VICTORY FOR TRUCK SAFETY!  To read more click here.

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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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My Word: Bill could help stop deadly crashes
June 19, 2012

Truck Safety Coalition Florida Volunteer Coordinator, Jane Mathis and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety Volunteer, Jim Portell team together to…

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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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Truck Safety Groups – Letter to Conferees June 8, 2012
June 11, 2012

TSC and safety groups urge Conferees to negotiate a transprotation bill that includes truck safety provisions. Read here.

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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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Speed limiter report: Trucks with devices had 50% lower ‘speed-limiter relevant’ crash rate
March 28, 2012

  WASHINGTON — A report detailing research on the safety impact of speed limiters device installations on commercial motor vehicles shows…

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Truck Safety Coalition Lauds Senate for Passage of Pro-Safety Transportation Bill
March 14, 2012

Truck Safety Coalition Lauds Senate for Passage of Pro-Safety Transportation Bill Progress on Electronic On-Board Recorders, Truck Driver Training, and Registration…

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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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The Truck Safety Coalition Supports the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act of 2011, S.1950
February 3, 2012

In 2010 truck crash fatalities increased by almost nine percent, from 3,380 in 2009 to 3,675 in 2010. We support the…

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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

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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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