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Statement of Tammy Huffman – Press Conference on Safety Deficiencies of S.2016
July 20, 2021

STATEMENT of TAMMY HUFFMAN (Michigan) On behalf of the TRUCK SAFETY COALITION (TSC) Press Conference on Safety Deficiencies of the Surface…

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Statement of Eileen Kosc – Press Conference on Safety Deficiencies of S.2016
July 20, 2021

STATEMENT of EILEEN KOSC (Delaware) On behalf of the TRUCK SAFETY COALITION (TSC) Press Conference on Safety Deficiencies of the Surface…

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Media Alert: Virtual Press Conference
July 19, 2021

MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 Members of Congress, Families of Truck Crash, Distracted Driving Crash, Child “Hot…

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Letter to Secretary Buttigieg on Surface Transportation Reauthorization Legislation
July 16, 2021

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TSC Opposes Senate Teen Trucker Pilot
July 8, 2021

We strongly oppose the pilot program in S.2016 for several reasons: Truck crashes, injuries, and deaths continue to increase; The available…

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Board Member Jennifer Tierney Interviewed on Ralph Nader Radio Hour
June 29, 2021

Check out this interview on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour with Jennifer Tierney, Board Member of Citizens for Reliable and Safe…

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Virtual Press Conference Video
June 24, 2021

If you missed the joint press conference, you can watch the video here.  

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Press Release – New Executive Director – Zach Cahalan
June 24, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 24, 2021   Contact:  Jordan Burns jordan@trucksafety.org  816-213-7277  Washington DC — After an exhaustive nationwide search, the…

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Joan Claybrook Statement – Joint Press Conference
June 16, 2021

Joint Press Conference Statement of Joan Claybrook, Chair, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) and former Administrator, National Highway Traffic…

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Russell Swift Statement – Joint Press Conference
June 15, 2021

Truck Safety Coalition & Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Good Afternoon.  My name is Russ Swift…

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Jena Frost Statement – Joint Press Conference
June 15, 2021

Truck Safety Coalition & Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety Tuesday, June 15, 2021 My son Wyatt was 5 years old…

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Virtual News Conference June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021

MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Pete Daniels / pdaniels@saferoads.org / 301-442-2249 U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Families of Truck Crash, “Hot Car” and…

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Group Letter to Senate Commerce Committee
June 9, 2021

June 9, 2021    The Honorable Maria Cantwell, Chair  The Honorable Roger Wicker, Ranking Member   Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation  United…

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Truck Crash Survivors and Families of Victims Speak Out in Support of The Protecting Roadside First Responders Act
April 30, 2021

April 30, 2021 The Honorable Richard Durbin                                               The Honorable Cheri Bustos The Honorable Tammy Duckworth            …

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Truck crash victims’ families applaud legislation to require affordable, lifesaving technology “vaccines” in all new vehicles to prevent deadly crashes.
April 30, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Bill Bronrott, 202-270-4415, bronrott@gmail.com Truck crash victims’ families applaud legislation to require affordable, lifesaving…

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Victims and Survivors Send Letter Urging Members of Congress to Protect Families from the Financial Hardship of Shouldering the High Costs of Lifelong Medical Care Resulting from a Truck Crash
April 16, 2021

April 15, 2021 Dear Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: As individuals who have survived truck crashes or have…

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TSC strongly supports the Stop Underrides Act
March 4, 2021

Today, Sen. Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Rubio (R-FL) and 11 other Senators introduced bipartisan legislation directing the U.S. DOT to upgrade…

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TSC Opposes Increase to Truck Weight in Indiana
February 22, 2021

Letter signed by TSC leaders and volunteers to Indiana House Members opposing HB 1190, up for vote today, which would allow…

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TSC Volunteer Travels to Indiana to Oppose HB1190
February 3, 2021

TSC volunteer Pamela Biddle traveled to Indiana Legislature to oppose bill allowing massive trucks weighing up to 120,000 lbs on local…

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Boston Globe interview with P.A.T.T. founders
January 28, 2021

“Families of truck crash victims make plea to Biden, cite his past family tragedy in calling for reforms” Read the article

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The Star Ledger highlights important truck safety issues
January 25, 2021

This is an excellent article that talks about the issues we’ve been working on, with opinions from many stakeholders. Read the…

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TSC President Dawn King appointed to MCSAC
January 21, 2021

The U.S.DOT Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee recently appointed TSC’s president and safety advocate, Dawn King, to its membership. She joins…

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Trucking safety advocates hope for changes as Biden takes office
January 9, 2021

As Joe Biden takes office in January, trucking safety advocates hope his own personal experience will spur changes in highway safety…

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Truck Crash Victims’ Families Call on President-Elect Biden to Make Long-Ignored Truck Safety Reforms a Top Priority
December 22, 2020

Truck Safety Coalition crash victim advocates from around the nation today called on President-elect Joe Biden to address the alarming rise…

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Joe Biden visits graves of first wife and baby daughter on 48th anniversary of car crash
December 18, 2020

The Biden family is in our thoughts tonight as they face the 48th anniversary of the truck crash that took President…

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Markey demands action from FMCSA
October 20, 2020

Markey calls out trucking regulator for ‘dereliction of responsibility’, demands reform Read the story

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Truck Driver Hours of Service Rule Challenged in Federal Court by Coalition of Driver and Safety Groups
September 20, 2020

Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) and Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) are pleased to join Advocates for Highway &…

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Truck Safety Coalition Board Members Speak in Honor of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
July 18, 2020

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The Truck Safety Coalition, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) and Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) Join with Safety Partners to Petition FMCSA to Reconsider Unsafe and Unnecessary Changes to Current Hours of Service Rule.
July 8, 2020

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STATEMENT OF TRUCK SAFETY COALITION LEADERS ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF H.R. 2, THE MOVING FORWARD ACT.
July 3, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) including member organizations, Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) and…

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Dawn King’s Testimony Before Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety
February 10, 2020

Click Here to View Dawn King’s Oral Testimony on Youtube. STATEMENT OF DAWN KING, PRESIDENT, TRUCK SAFETY COALITION (TSC) AND BOARD…

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Congressional Staff Briefing on Truck Safety Technologies – Automatic Emergency Braking and Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters
November 21, 2019

In case you were unable to join us for Congressional staff briefings on truck safety technologies that we hosted on September…

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition on Release of 2018 Truck Crash Fatalities
October 22, 2019

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) release of the 2018 Fatality Analysis Reporting System data shows that crashes involving at…

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Senate Staff Briefing on Truck Safety Technology
October 1, 2019

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Truck Safety Coalition Comments Opposing Teen Trucker Pilot
September 15, 2019

Commercial Driver’s License; Pilot to Allow Drivers Under 21 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce Notice and Request for…

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition On Proposed Rollbacks to the Hours of Service Rules  
August 14, 2019

The Truck Safety Coalition, and our volunteers, who are truck crash survivors and families of truck crash victims, oppose the Federal…

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Key Truck Safety Legislation Introduced
July 16, 2019

Truck Crash Survivors and Advocates Push Safety Agenda WASHINGTON, DC (July 16, 2019)—Truck crash survivors and their families, and safety advocates…

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TRUCK SAFETY LEGISLATION REQUIRING AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING AND MINIMUM INSURANCE INDEXING TO BE INTRODUCED
July 16, 2019

Contact: Beth Weaver, beth_weaver@verizon.net, 301.814.4088 TRUCK SAFETY LEGISLATION REQUIRING AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING AND MINIMUM INSURANCE INDEXING TO BE INTRODUCED  Truck Crash Survivors…

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Release: Senators Isakson, Coons Introduce Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiter Bill
June 27, 2019

Isakson, Coons Introduce Bipartisan Truck Safety Legislation Legislation would codify lifesaving rule that has languished 10 years WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators…

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STATEMENT OF FAMILIES OF TRUCK CRASH VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS ON MARKUP OF HOUSE 2020 TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING, AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL
May 24, 2019

Yesterday, the House Committee on Appropriations marked up the FY 2020 annual spending bill for federal transportation and housing programs.  Fortunately,…

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition on Pilot Program Proposal to Allow Drivers Ages 18-20 to Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce
May 22, 2019

The Truck Safety Coalition, and our volunteers, who are truck crash survivors and families of truck crash victims, oppose the Federal…

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STATEMENT OF FAMILIES, SURVIVORS, AND SAFETY GROUPS ON RELEASE OF GAO STUDY ON TRUCK UNDERRIDE GUARDS
April 15, 2019

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2019 CONTACT: Beth Weaver, 301-814-4088 beth_weaver@verizon.net Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report, Truck…

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National Work Zone Awareness Week: Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) Remembers Those Killed in Work Zone Crashes Involving a Large Truck; Families Call for Action to Support Automatic Emergency Braking in All Large Trucks and Oppose Teenage Truckers Operating Across State Lines
April 12, 2019

Arlington, VA – This National Work Zone Awareness Week, our volunteers remember their loved ones who were killed in fatal work…

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Truck Crashes – 2016
March 28, 2019

Clark County, South Dakota | One person killed in a crash involving two semi trucks near Garden City https://news.sd.gov/newsitem.aspx?id=21133 Roanoke County,…

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PRESS RELEASE: SENATORS GILLIBRAND AND RUBIO AND REPRESENTATIVES COHEN AND DESAULNIER REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PUT IN PLACE SIMPLE SAFETY MEASURES TO HELP PROTECT DRIVERS FROM FATAL TRACTOR-TRAILER TRUCK CRASHES
March 5, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Contact: Whitney Mitchell Brennan, 202-224-3873 SENATORS GILLIBRAND AND RUBIO AND REPRESENTATIVES COHEN AND DESAULNIER…

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition On the Parental Bereavement Act of 2019
March 1, 2019

The Truck Safety Coalition is proud to support S. 559 and H.R. 983, the Parental Bereavement Act of 2019 (also known…

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition on S. 569 and H.R. 1374
February 28, 2019

The Truck Safety Coalition strongly opposes S.569/H.R.1374, companion bills that would direct Secretary Chao to promulgate a regulation that would permit…

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition, Road Safe America, and the John Lindsay Foundation on the National Transportation Safety Board’s Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements
February 6, 2019

The Truck Safety Coalition, Road Safe America, and the John Lindsay Foundation are pleased that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)…

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Group Letter to Congress on Automatic Emergency Braking and Speed Limiters
January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 Dear Representative: Imagine if there were solutions that could help save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of…

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Truck Safety Coalition Statement on Preemption of California Meal and Rest Break Rules
January 7, 2019

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation’s (DOT) should immediately rescind their determination that the State of…

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Truck Safety Coalition Statement on FMCSA Denying Exemptions to ELD Rule
December 10, 2018

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), and our volunteers, who are the family and friends of truck crash victims and survivors seeking…

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TSC & RSA STATEMENT ON REVISIONS TO CIVIL PENALTY AMOUNTS AND CALL ON SECRETARY CHAO TO ADJUST MINIMUM INSURANCE AMOUNTS FOR LARGE TRUCKS TO ACCOUNT FOR INFLATION
December 3, 2018

TRUCK SAFETY COALITION AND ROAD SAFE AMERICA WELCOME REVISIONS TO CIVIL PENALTY AMOUNTS AND CALL ON SECRETARY CHAO TO ADJUST MINIMUM INSURANCE…

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National Survey Shows Strong Support for Mandating Speed Limiters and Automatic Emergency Braking on All Large Trucks
October 25, 2018

CONTACT: Beth Weaver, 301-814-4088 beth_weaver@verizon.net Arlington, VA (October 25, 2018): The Truck Safety Coalition, which is a partnership between Citizens for…

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Statement on Alarming Increase in 2017 Truck Crash Fatalities
October 4, 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) release of the 2017 Fatality Analysis Reporting System data shows that crashes involving at…

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STATEMENT OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF FAA REAUTHORIZATION BILL OF 2018
September 24, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA (September 24, 2018) – The United States Congress recently released a compromise version of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

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Portland Press Herald: Teenagers too young to be trusted behind the wheel of a big truck
July 28, 2018

Once again, members of Congress are attempting to let teenagers operate large trucks across state lines. There are clear and compelling…

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TSC Statement Opposing H.R. 6159
July 19, 2018

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) opposes H.R. 6159 – the latest effort to undermine the effectiveness of the Electronic Logging Device…

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Letter From TSC Volunteers Opposing S.2938, The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely Act
June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 Dear Representative: The Truck Safety Coalition, and the undersigned survivors and families of truck crash victims, write to…

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Knox News: Duncan amendment is Trojan horse that will reduce trucker safety
June 11, 2018

Published 6:00 a.m. ET June 11, 2018  An amendment has been offered by U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, R-Tenn., to the Federal…

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TSC Statement Opposing FMCSA’s Revised Guidances on Personal Conveyance and Transportation of Agricultural Commodities
June 8, 2018

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), and our volunteers, who are the family and friends of truck crash victims and survivors seeking…

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STATEMENT OF JENNIFER TIERNEY ON “FAST ACT IMPLEMENTATION: MOTOR CARRIER PROVISIONS” BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT
May 22, 2018

Introduction Good morning Chairman Graves, Ranking Member Norton and Members of the Subcommittee. My name is Jennifer Tierney and I am…

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TSC Statement Opposing REST Act
April 18, 2018

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) strongly opposes any attempt to weaken current Hours of Service rules, which includes the recently introduced…

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Letter Opposing WHEEL Act and DRIVE-Safe Act
April 15, 2018

April 13, 2018 The Honorable Bill Shuster, Chairman The Honorable Peter DeFazio, Ranking Member Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure U.S. House…

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STATEMENT OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL
March 23, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA (March 23, 2018) – The United States Congress recently released an omnibus spending bill that includes several unsafe riders…

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AP Exclusive: Transport safety rules sidelined under Trump
February 26, 2018

By Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher | AP February 26 at 8:39 AM WASHINGTON — On a clear, dry June evening in 2015,…

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Wall Street Journal: Longer, Heavier Trucks Are a Serious Hazard
February 13, 2018

My own experience informs my serious concerns with making trucks even longer. The public should urge their lawmakers to oppose efforts…

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TSC Opposes WHEEL Act
January 1, 2018

The Truck Safety Coalition is strongly opposed to the Waiving Hindrances to Economic Enterprise and Labor Act (WHEEL Act). This legislation…

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TSC Comments on Regulatory Review
December 29, 2017

These comments are filed jointly by the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH), Parents Against Tired…

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Truck Safety Coalition Statement on Introduction of the Stop Underrides Act of 2017
December 15, 2017

We commend Senator Gillibrand, Senator Rubio, and Representative Cohen and Representative DeSaulnier for sponsoring the Stop Underrides Act. This lifesaving legislation…

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Letter to House T&I Committee Regarding Hearing on “Emerging Technologies in the Trucking Industry”
December 12, 2017

December 11, 2017 The Honorable Sam Graves, Chairman The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee…

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ELD Letter to House Small Business Committee
November 29, 2017

November 28, 2017 The Honorable Steve Chabot, Chair The Honorable Nydia Velazquez, Ranking Member U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small…

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY
October 30, 2017

TRUCK CRASH FAMILIES AND SURVIVORS CALL ON FMCSA ADMINISTRATOR NOMINEE RAYMOND MARTINEZ TO FINALIZE KEY TRUCK SAFETY REGULATIONS Truck Crash Fatalities…

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Statement of the Truck Safety Coalition on 2016 Increase in Truck Crash Fatalities
October 10, 2017

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) release of the 2016 Motor Vehicle Crashes: Overview revealed that in 2016, there were…

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STATEMENT OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON SENATE COMMERCE HEARING ON AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS
September 14, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA (September 13, 2017) – The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) thanks Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,…

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Truck Crashes – 2015
August 10, 2017

Texas truck driver dies in six-vehicle crash on I-81 Tractor-trailer crashes into Tyrone dam and pond Tractor Trailer Crashes Into Car…

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STATEMENT OF SAFETY ADVOCATES AND TRUCK CRASH VICTIMS’ FAMILIES CONDEMNING FMCSA PLAN TO WITHDRAW IMPORTANT RULE ON TRUCK DRIVER FATIGUE
August 7, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 7, 2017 Truck Drivers Suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Fatigue are a Clear Threat to Themselves…

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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
July 18, 2017

Hearing on: FAST Act Implementation: Improving the Safety of the Nation’s Roads Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Committee on Transportation and…

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Truckers Win Fight to Keep Insurance Payouts Low
July 13, 2017

This article was written by Paul Feldman, is a staff writer at FairWarning, a nonprofit news organization…

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Group Letter to House THUD Appropriations Committee to Oppose Truck Size and Weight Increases
July 10, 2017

June 12, 2017 The Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman   The Honorable David Price, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development,…

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STATEMENT OF TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON WITHDRAWAL OF ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TO INCREASE MINIMUM FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS
June 2, 2017

STATEMENT OF TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON WITHDRAWAL OF ADVANCE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TO INCREASE MINIMUM FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MOTOR CARRIERS ARLINGTON, VA (June…

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Entry Level Driver Training
May 30, 2017

Requiring Comprehensive Training for All Entry-Level Commercial Driver License Applicants Is Long Overdue One of the first curricula on entry level…

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Minimum Insurance Levels for Motor Carriers
May 30, 2017

The Minimum Level of Insurance Required for Large Trucks was Set in 1980  The Required Amount of $750,000 Has Never Been…

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STATEMENT OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF IIHS SIDE UNDERRIDE CRASH TEST RESULTS
May 10, 2017

ARLINGTON, VA (May 10, 2017) – The Truck Safety Coalition’s Underride Initiative, consisting of families of truck underride crash victims and…

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State Fact Sheets
May 9, 2017

Alabama Fact Sheet Alaska Fact Sheet Arizona Fact Sheet Arkansas Fact Sheet California Fact Sheet Colorado Fact Sheet Connecticut Fact Sheet…

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Malarczyk Family Video
May 9, 2017

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Harlingen woman [Debra Cruz] tries to make difference for truck safety
May 9, 2017

By LISA SEISER Editor | Posted: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 8:56 pm HARLINGEN — Nine years ago, her life changed. An…

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Sorrow to Strength 2017 Press Page
May 2, 2017

Press Release: Sorrow to Strength Press Release Videos: Sorrow to Strength Press Conference (May 2, 2017) Jackie Gillan, President, Advocates for…

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Brownsville Herald: Crash survivor to speak with U.S. leaders
April 26, 2017

HARLINGEN — Debra Cruz spends most of her life in her small Harlingen home off Roosevelt Avenue. She wears sunglasses in…

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Sorrow to Strength 2017
April 26, 2017

April 29 – May 3, 2017 Washington, DC Hotel: Lorien Hotel and Spa in Old Town, Alexandria, VA Link to Hotel: http://www.lorienhotelandspa.com/…

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Eno Transportation Weekly Guest Op-Ed: Don’t Let Safety Take a Back Seat to Special Interests
April 7, 2017

Deadly truck crashes happen every day on our roads and highways across the nation. Unfortunately, this major public health and safety…

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Statement of Joan Claybrook, Lisa Shrum and Larry Liberatore in Response to Today’s Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Hearing on “Keeping Goods Moving: Continuing to Enhance Multimodal Freight Policy and Infrastructure” 
April 4, 2017

Statement of Joan Claybrook, Lisa Shrum and Larry Liberatore in Response to Today’s Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Surface…

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POLITICO PRO: BIPARTISAN OPPOSITION TO TWIN 33s SURFACES AT HEARING
March 15, 2017

By Tanya Snyder – Politico Pro 03/14/2017 05:16 PM EDT Bipartisan concern emerged today at a Senate hearing about a proposal…

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Safety Groups Respond to U.S. DOT IG Rubber Stamping Study on Truck Driver Hours of Service Safety Protections
March 6, 2017

Study Created with Pre-Determined Outcome of Failure WASHINGTON, D.C. –Late last week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) of the…

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Jennifer Tierney: Congress must stop ignoring truck safety
February 20, 2017

For more than 30 years, I have been advocating to make trucking safer, since my father, James Mooney, was killed in…

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Debra Cruz Letter to the Editor – The Monitor
February 17, 2017

After I survived a truck crash on Aug. 8, 2008, one of my goals became to reduce the number of deaths…

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AngelWing – Side Underride Guard
February 9, 2017

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Letter to the editor: Trucks need two safety fixes to prevent highway fatalities
February 6, 2017

I was devastated to hear about the recent truck crash in which a 5-year-old boy and his volunteer driver were killed…

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Christina Mahaney Interview
February 1, 2017

Link to Video: http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/maine-mother-tries-to-support-other-crash-victim-families/395113286

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TRUCK SAFETY COALITION STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF U.S. DOT SECRETARY ELAINE CHAO
January 31, 2017

The Truck Safety Coalition, a partnership of Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) and Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), congratulates…

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Truck Crash Fatalities in the United States and European Union (2009-2015)
January 6, 2017

PDF Version: EU v US Truck Crash Fatalities Sources: United States Data: FARS 2011 – 2013 Final and Fars 2014 –…

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Senator Booker Speaks Out on Truck Safety
December 8, 2016

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STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN ON RELEASE OF FINAL RULE FOR ENTRY-LEVEL DRIVER TRAINING
December 7, 2016

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF FINAL RULE FOR ENTRY-LEVEL DRIVER TRAINING ARLINGTON,…

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Statement on Selection of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation
November 30, 2016

The Truck Safety Coalition, a partnership of Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) and Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), looks…

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Kentucky Op-Ed: More dangerous highways? Give it (and drivers) a rest
November 28, 2016

As Thanksgiving travelers hit the highways for home, consider that the trucking industry is so desperate for drivers that it’s pushing…

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Road safety advocates look to keep hours-of-service restart rule intact
November 21, 2016

Washington – At least one advocacy group and two truck safety advocates are calling for the federal government to maintain strict…

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Letter from NC Truck Safety Advocates to Secretary Foxx on Hours of Service
November 10, 2016

November 9, 2016 The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590 Dear…

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Senator Schumer Speaks Out in Support of Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters
October 6, 2016

Long Island Expressway (LIE) Speed Limit Is 55MPH But Any Long Islander Can Tell You That Big Rigs, Even Large Buses,…

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Letter to Secretary Foxx from Rick Watts
October 4, 2016

The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E. Washington, D.C. 20590   Dear Secretary Foxx:…

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Huffington Post: [Some in Congress] Want To Use Zika Funding Bill To Keep Truckers On The Road Longer
September 20, 2016

Add-on provision could let truckers work more than 80 hours a week. Michael McAuliff Senior Congressional Reporter, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON…

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Maine Voices: Sen. Collins needs to change her position on trucking safety rules
September 7, 2016

As summer winds down, it is time to reflect on the safety of our roads and the hundreds of loved ones…

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Statement on Announcement of Notice of Proposed Speed Limiter Rule
August 18, 2016

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Requiring Setting of Speed Limiters in Large Trucks to be Released; TSC Encourages Agency to Apply Regulation to…

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Automatic Emergency Braking – Prime Time for Regulation
June 24, 2016

Written by Jacqueline Gillan, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. This is one in a series of periodic guest columns…

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Recent FedEx Crashes
June 10, 2016

We wanted to bring to your attention several disturbing crashes that have occurred recently. There are several contributing factors that caused…

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One Person Injured in Truck Crash in Cowley County, KS
June 2, 2016

On May 24, 2016, at approximately 5:25 p.m., Catherine Cranmer, 23, was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 77, when a tractor-trailer…

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Woman Died in a Truck Crash in Uinta County, WY
June 2, 2016

On May 23, 2016, at approximately 10:55 p.m., Jonah McWinn, 70, was traveling westbound on I-80, when she pulled off the…

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Two Dead and One Injured in a Truck Crash in Suwanee County, FL
June 2, 2016

On May 12, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Benjamin Piechoczek, 19, and Jordan Gutheim, 20, were the occupants of a Volvo…

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One person dead and one person injured in a truck crash in Wayne County, IN
June 2, 2016

On May 22, 2016, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Margaret Ryan, 22, was traveling eastbound on I-70, in stop and go traffic,…

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Truck Driver Seriously Injured after a Truck Wreck in Montgomery County, IA
June 2, 2016

On May 18, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., John Jamison, 55, was driving a concrete truck northbound on Avenue B, when…

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One Person Dead and Four Injured in a Truck Crash in Isle of Wright County, VA
June 2, 2016

On May 19, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Annie Mae Eley, 86, was a back seat passenger in a Pontiac. The…

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One Man Dead in a Truck Crash in Upshur County, TX
June 2, 2016

Wednesday May 18, 2016, approximately at 3:30 a.m., a truck driver was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 271, when he crossed…

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Runner hit by a flying tire in Dade County, FL
June 2, 2016

On May 23, 2016, approximately 7:30 a.m., a truck driver was driving a tractor-trailer on the Rickenbacker Causeway, when two tires…

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Healthcare Costs to Employees, Industry Benefits Focus of Final FMCSA/FRA Listening Session
June 1, 2016

The final public listening session in Los Angeles, Calif, on the proposed guidelines for obstructive sleep apnea focused on the benefits…

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Truckers clash with regulators
June 1, 2016

Truck drivers are battling with the Obama administration over a long-delayed proposal related to drug and alcohol testing. The Transportation Department…

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Be Careful Driving This Memorial Day, Truck Drivers Are Falling Asleep Across the Country
May 27, 2016

Minnesota: On May 5th, a semi driver fell asleep behind the wheel before causing a three-truck crash. According to the Minnesota…

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One Man Dead and a Woman Injured due to a Truck Crash in Deuel County, NE
May 25, 2016

On May 1, 2016, at approximately, 1:25 a.m., Sophia Wooley, 26, and Victor Wooley, 35, were traveling eastbound on I-80 freeway…

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Two People Critically Injured Due to Truck Crash in Licking County, Ohio
May 25, 2016

On April 12, 2016 at approximately 8:40 a.m., State Trooper Rodney A. Hart, 45, was parked in the right lane of…

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Motorcyclist Killed in Truck Crash in Union County, NJ
May 25, 2016

On May 13, 2016, sometime before 10:00 a.m., Phillip Loureiro, 39, was riding his motorcycle on U.S. Route 1, when the…

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Three People Dead and a Child in Critical Conditions due to a Truck Crash in Montgomery County, TX
May 25, 2016

On April 23, 2016, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a truck driver driving an 18-wheeler was on Texas 105 near South Walker…

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Truck Driver Killed in a Truck Crash in Riverside County, CA
May 25, 2016

On May 11, 2016, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Miguel Rolon, 59, was driving a flatbed tractor-trailer eastbound on I-10, when the…

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21 Years Old Man Died after Semi-Truck Slammed into Tractor in Jefferson County, Idaho
May 25, 2016

On April 27, 2016, at approximately 4:23 p.m., when McNeil Walker, 21, was driving a John Deere tractor southbound on I-15…

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One Woman Dead and One Boy Injured in a Truck Wreck in Fresno County, CA
May 25, 2016

On May 16, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Linda Iverson-Gutierrez was slowing in traffic on CA Highway 99, when a tractor-trailer…

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Two Clarendon Women Killed in Truck Crash in Lonoke County, AR
May 25, 2016

On April 19, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m., when a woman identified as Linda Brewster, 47, and her passenger, Lora Piggee,…

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Tampa-Area Businessman, Lance Ringhaver Died in Truck Crash
May 25, 2016

On April 4, 2016, at approximately 8:35 p.m., Lance C. Ringhaver was driving an Infinity Q705 south in the center lane…

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Husband and Wife Died in a Truck Crash in Edgar County, IL
May 25, 2016

On May 17, 2016, at approximately 11:21 a.m., Clyde Kingery, 82 was traveling northbound on IL Route 49 with his wife,…

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College Student Killed in a Truck Crash in Bucks County, PA
May 25, 2016

On April 25, 2016, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Kelly O’Brien, 18, was driving eastbound on the Pennsylvania, Turnpike when a truck…

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Two Dead after Truck Crash in Henry County, KY
May 25, 2016

On April 12, 2016, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the driver, identified as Jordan Mefford, 23, and his girlfriend, Jacqueline Hayes, 26,…

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Man riding Farm Tractor Killed by a Large Truck in Christian County, KY
May 25, 2016

On April 27, 2016, at approximately 2:17 p.m., Jerry Williams, 43, was driving a farm tractor westbound on U.S. Highway 68…

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Chicago Public School Teacher Killed in a Truck Crash in Cook County, IL
May 25, 2016

On April 30, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Jeffery Komada, 54, was driving on I-294 when he he came upon a…

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Two People Killed in Richland County Truck Wreck
May 25, 2016

On March 31, 2016 at approximately 4:40 p.m., James Peagler, 80 and his sister, Jonell Peagler Weatherly, 78 were driving a…

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Bicyclist was Hit and Killed by Tractor-Trailer in Brooklyn, New York
May 25, 2016

On April 20, 2016, at approximately eight a.m., James Gregg, 33, was riding his bicycle on Sixth Avenue at Sterling Place…

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21 Years Old Woman Died in Middlesex County Truck Crash
May 25, 2016

On April 3, 2016, in the middle of the afternoon, Jacqueline Sanchez, 21, was driving a Toyota Camry southbound on the…

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Two Dead in a Tractor Trailer Wreck in Pulaski County, AR
May 25, 2016

On May 15, 2016, at approximately 11:40 p.m., Willetta Reaves, 40, and Danny Hollis, 51 were traveling eastbound on I-40, when…

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One person dead, Two Injured in a Three Vehicle Truck Crash in Windom County, Vermont
May 25, 2016

On April 26, 2016, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Dean Tkaczyk, 54, was driving northbound on Vermont Route 30 when her vehicle…

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Large Truck hits Man from behind in Sumner County, Kansas
May 25, 2016

On April 27, 2016, at approximately 2:42 a.m., George Britt, 50, was stopped at a toll both on the Kansas Turnpike…

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Five People Injured and One dead in a Truck Crash in Lee County, FL
May 25, 2016

On May 16, 2016, a truck driver was driving a tractor-trailer northbound on Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, when traffic ahead…

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Elderly Woman Injured in Ambulance after Logging Truck Crash in Gulf County, Florida
May 25, 2016

On April 26, 2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., a truck driver was driving an unloaded logging truck on eastbound U.S. Highway…

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One Man Dead after Semi-Truck Crashed into a Motel in El Paso, Texas
May 25, 2016

On May 6, 2016, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a truck driver was driving a tractor-trailer eastbound on I-10, when he lost…

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TDOT Employee Killed in Truck Crash, Hickman County, TN
May 25, 2016

On April 28, 2016, at approximately 9:40 a.m., a worker with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), David Younger, 65, was…

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Motorcyclist Killed in a Truck Wreck in Wagoner County, OK
May 25, 2016

On May 3, 2016, at approximately 6:40 a.m., Daniel Childress, 34, was riding his motorcycle eastbound on U.S. Highway 412, when…

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Five Women Injured in a Truck Crash in Porter County, IN
May 25, 2016

On May 11, 2016, at approximately 11:50 p.m., a semi-truck driver was driving northbound on highway 49 when he came upon…

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Two in Critical Conditions after a Truck Wreck in Fresno, California
May 25, 2016

On May 3, 2016, at approximately 10:00 a.m., a truck driver was driving a tractor-trailer southbound on Highway 41 when he…

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One Woman Dead and One Woman Injured after a Crash with a Tractor-Trailer in Warren County, MS
May 25, 2016

On April 30, 2016, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Ashley Dancer, 26, pulled over onto the shoulder of eastbound I-20 to assist…

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A Davis Man Died on I-80 Truck Wreck in Contra Costa County, CA
May 25, 2016

On April 21, 2016, at approximately 3:22 a.m., when Angela Valenzuela, 25 had to stop on I-80 freeway due to an…

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Crash between a Pickup Truck and Semi-truck End One Man’s life in La Porte, County in Indiana
May 25, 2016

On April 27, 2016, at approximately 10:15 a.m., Andrew Bladecki, 80 was driving his pickup truck westbound on IN Highway 2…

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Two People Critically Injured After a Truck Crash in Benton County, WA
May 25, 2016

On May 2, 2016, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Agustin Gonzalez, 73, was traveling northbound on WA Highway 225, when a westbound…

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Middle School Teacher Died in a Truck Wreck in Cumberland County, ME
May 25, 2016

On April 20, 2016 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Adam Perron was driving a Pontiac Vibe westbound on U.S. Route 302, when…

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THUD Bill with Tired Trucker Provision Passes House Committee
May 24, 2016

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2016 Contact:  Beth Weaver 301-814-4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net THUD Bill with Tired Trucker Provision Passes House Committee The…

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Letter to the editor: Sen. Collins puts trucking industry profits before public safety
May 20, 2016

The May 11 column “Maine Voices: Common-sense restrictions on truck drivers’ hours must be preserved” makes inaccurate statements about anti-truck safety…

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Op-Ed: Truckers’ hours are long enough
May 19, 2016

Monroe County residents have witnessed some spectacularly devastating truck accidents over the years. They should beware measures under consideration in Congress…

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Congress Is Using Zika To Weaken Truck Safety
May 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — Truck driver Dana Logan tried on Wednesday to recount a crash that decapitated two fathers and two children, hoping to…

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Underride Roundtable Articles
May 16, 2016

WLMT TV (Memphis) http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/parents-turn-tragedy-of-losing-son-into-life-saving-mission WVIR TV (Charlottesville, VA) http://www.nbc29.com/story/31903456/iihs-unveils-new-safety-improvements-for-tractor-trailers The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) http://pilotonline.com/news/media/videos/safety-group-tests-rear-crash-bar-on-trucks/youtube_4f226daa-f4c2-59bc-8f7e-c720d4fe360e.html Truckinginfo.com htp://www.truckinginfo.com/news/story/2016/05/truck-safety-coalition-honors-industry-leaders-for-safety-commitment.aspx Trucks.com https://www.trucks.com/2016/05/06/traffic-experts-debate-how-to-prevent-deadly-truck-crashes/ Business Wire http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160505006752/en/Greer-Woodruff-J.B.-Hunt-Transport-Services-Recognized…

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Karth, Anna Leah and Mary
May 16, 2016

AnnaLeah Karth DOB: May 15, 1995 DOD: May 4, 2013 Mary Lydia Karth DOB: August 6, 1999 DOD: May 8, 2013…

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One Dead, Two Seriously Injured in a Truck Crash in Kyle, Texas
May 13, 2016

On April 8, 2016 at approximately 12:00 a.m., three men were driving a pickup truck on the southbound lane of Interstate…

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A Davis Man Died on I-80 Truck Wreck in Contra Costa County, CA
May 13, 2016

On April 21, 2016, at approximately 3:22 a.m., when Angela Valenzuela, 25 had to stop on I-80 freeway due to an…

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Truck Safety Coalition Honors Industry Leaders for Safety Commitment
May 11, 2016

The Truck Safety Coalition has honored three trucking industry leaders for commitment and dedication to fleet safety. TSC, often seen as…

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Change is Hard: Dawn King’s Comments on the Underride Roundtable
May 7, 2016

by Dawn King, President of the Truck Safety Coalition Crash dummy survives! I’d never been a witness to a test crash…

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Underride Roundtable Pictures
May 6, 2016

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Traffic Experts Debate How to Prevent Deadly Truck Underride Crashes
May 6, 2016

By James R. Healy | May 6, 2016 Big trucks need improved underride guards, trucking industry executives, government officials and safety…

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Laurie and Randy Higginbotham Interview – Underride Round Table
May 5, 2016

Parents Turn Tragedy Of Losing Son Into Life Saving Mission MEMPHIS, TN – A Memphis couple traveled to Virginia as part…

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TRUCK SAFETY COALITION RECOGNIZES INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
May 5, 2016

Arlington, VA (May 5, 2016) – At a time when truck crashes are increasing nationwide and truck safety rules are under…

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Two Clarendon Women Killed in Truck Crash in Lonoke County, AR
May 3, 2016

On April 19, 2016, at approximately 9:30 a.m., when a woman identified as Linda Brewster, 47, and her passenger, Lora Piggee,…

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Appropriations Trickery in Congress
May 2, 2016

It is an old congressional ritual: loading up vital spending bills that are meant to keep the government running with dangerous…

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One dead and Two in Critical Conditions after a Truck Crash in Wildwood, FL
April 26, 2016

On April 16, 2016, at approximately 5:40 a.m., a man, identified as Clayton Tripp, 84, was driving a Chevy Malibu westbound…

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Two People Critically Injured Due to Truck Crash in Licking County, Ohio
April 26, 2016

On April 12, 2016 at approximately 8:40 a.m., State Trooper Rodney A. Hart, 45, was parked in the right lane of…

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One Man Dead after a Truck Wreck in Wells County, IN.
April 26, 2016

On April 18, 2016, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Richard Crull, 64, was riding a farm tractor westbound on Indiana State Road…

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Statement of Daphne Izer in Response to Senate Appropriations Committee Passing Industry-Written Provision to Rewrite Laws Affecting Truck Drivers’ Hours of Service
April 21, 2016

Statement of Daphne Izer, Founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) In Response to Senate Appropriations Committee Passing Industry-Written Provision to…

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Senate Prepares To Make Truck Safety Even Worse, Advocates Warn
April 20, 2016

The industry has given lawmakers language that will set 73-hour maximum work weeks for drivers. 04/19/2016 Michael McAuliff Senior Congressional Reporter,…

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Two People Critically Injured Due to Truck Crash in Licking County, Ohio
April 20, 2016

April 14, 2016 On April 12, 2016 at approximately 8:40 a.m., State Trooper Rodney A. Hart, 45, was parked in the…

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Two Dead after Truck Crash in Henry County, KY
April 20, 2016

April 14, 2016 On April 12, 2016, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the driver, identified as Jordan Mefford, 23, and his girlfriend,…

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Maine Voices: In the long haul, tired truck drivers result in hazardous highways
April 18, 2016

By Daphne Izer Special to the Press Herald LISBON — As many of my fellow Mainers know, after my son Jeff…

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Trucks Are Getting More Dangerous And Drivers Are Falling Asleep At The Wheel. Thank Congress.
April 17, 2016

WASHINGTON — Illinois State Trooper Douglas Balder sat in his squad car, its red and blue lights strobing into the frozen…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Semi Crashes in Kansas Work Zone
April 12, 2016

A highway worker was providing traffic control with an arrow board in the back of a pick-up truck when he was…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition … 1 Killed, 1 Injured in Michigan Work Zone Truck Crash
April 12, 2016

In Michigan, two road workers were installing a highway sign at 5 p.m when a they were struck by a truck….

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… 10 Year Old Girl Survives After She Was Hit by a Box Truck
April 12, 2016

After stepping off of the school bus and crossing the street, 10 year old, Olivia Walter, was struck by a box…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… AP Releasing New Style Guide Urging Journalist to Use the Words “Crash, Collision,” instead of “Accident”
April 7, 2016

A new version of the AP Stylebook will be available on June 1, 2016. One of the notable changes this year…

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One Dead, Three Injured in Military Highway Truck Crash in Chesapeake City, VA
April 7, 2016

On April 4, 2016 at approximately 4:35 a.m., three adults traveling on Military Highway in a van pulled over to the…

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Two People Killed in Richland County Truck Wreck
April 7, 2016

On March 31, 2016 at approximately 4:40 p.m., James Peagler, 80 and his sister, Jonell Peagler Weatherly, 78 were driving a…

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Tampa-Area Businessman, Lance Ringhaver Died in Truck Crash
April 7, 2016

On April 4, 2016, at approximately 8:35 p.m., Lance C. Ringhaver was driving an Infinity Q705 south in the center lane…

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21 Years Old Woman Died in Middlesex County Truck Crash
April 7, 2016

On April 3, 2016, in the middle of the afternoon, Jacqueline Sanchez, 21, was driving a Toyota Camry southbound on the…

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Truck Underride Roundtable
April 6, 2016

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016 (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM) Where: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville,…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Tennessee Snow Plow and Salt Truck Drivers on the Clock Between 60-80 Hours Straight
April 6, 2016

Several “concerned employees” working for the Tennessee Department of Transportation sent an anonymous letter to the state’s DOT commissioner, which prompted…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Pilot Fatigue is Not Acceptable, So Why is Tired Trucking?
April 6, 2016

Since the 2011 Hours of Service rules were first announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in December 2011,…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Teacher Dies in Tragic North Carolina Crash
April 6, 2016

Last week, a dump truck towing a Bobcat bulldozer rear ended a minivan, causing it to collide into a tractor in…

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Orders 4,000 Trailers with New Rear Impact Guard Design
April 6, 2016

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., (NASDAQ:JBHT) one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America, announced today that it recently…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Coal Truck Driver Fled Fatal Crash in Bell County, KY
March 30, 2016

A coal truck driver crossed the center line and sideswiped a pickup truck, causing it to flip over. Then, the coal…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… FMCSA Shuts Down Wyoming Truck Company for Numerous Safety Violations
March 30, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued an out-of-service order to Bar D Bar Trucking. The agency ordered the motor carrier…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… FMCSA Issues Out-of-Service Order for Defective Volvo Trucks
March 24, 2016

Volvo issued a recall for nearly 16,000 trucks due to a defect caused by the steering shaft missing a pin. Because…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Overweight Dump Truck Crashes into Tractor-Trailer in NY, Multiple Citations Issued
March 24, 2016

An overweight dump truck failed to yield at a roundabout, crossed over the center median, and struck a tractor-trailer. While it…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… New Study Highlights the Importance of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea
March 22, 2016

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disease afflicting at least 25 million adults in the U.S., and, if left…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Crash Avoidance Technologies May Have Saved Lives in ME Truck Crash
March 22, 2016

Two people were killed in Knox County, Maine last week after a tractor-trailer crossed the center line, corrected, fishtailed, rolled, and…

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