In: General News

TSC Statement on Cartwright Amendment
June 5, 2015

June 4, 2015 Today, 247 Members of the House of Representatives turned their backs on hundreds of thousands who are seriously…

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Joint Statement on Tracy Morgan Settlement
May 27, 2015

JOINT STATEMENT OF JACKIE GILLAN, PRESIDENT OF ADVOCATES FOR HIGHWAY AND AUTO SAFETY, JOAN CLAYBROOK, CHAIR OF CITIZENS FOR RELIABLE AND…

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A Foolish Attempt to Weaken Truck Safety
May 26, 2015

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

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Letter to Senate on Anti-Truck Safety Measures
May 22, 2015

May 21, 2015 Dear Senator: Within the last 48 hours, seven people were killed in two fiery truck crashes involving a…

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Press Conference May 13, 2015
May 15, 2015

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TSC Letter to Secretary Foxx on House THUD Appropriations Bill
May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 The Honorable Anthony Foxx Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20590 Dear…

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Bloomberg: Trucking-Friendly Plan in Congress Decried as Attack on Safety
May 4, 2015

Trucking-Friendly Plan in Congress Decried as Attack on Safety May 4, 2015 5:00 AM EDT http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-04/trucking-friendly-plan-in-congress-decried-as-attack-on-safety

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY House Transportation Appropriations Bill Just Released
April 29, 2015

MEDIA AVAILABILITY House Transportation Appropriations Bill Just Released – Complete Attack on Truck Safety House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Hearing Tomorrow…

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Anthony Wayne Trail reopened following injury accident
April 13, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2014 Was A Banner Year For Food Spills On Highways
December 17, 2014

Posted in Food Spin: Early this morning, a cargo truck overturned on a Detroit highway, scattering boxes of frozen chicken wings…

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FedEx truck overturns on New Jersey highway, spills packages
December 16, 2014

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Chain reaction I-10 crash in Hancock County kills 4, injures 4
December 16, 2014

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Maryland Truck Crash Victims’ Families Urge Chairwoman Mikulski to Remove Language from Omnibus Provisions to Increase Truck Driver Work Hours
December 10, 2014

MARYLAND TRUCK CRASH VICTIMS’ FAMILIES URGE CHAIRWOMAN MIKULSKI TO REMOVE LANGUAGE FROM OMNIBUS PROVISIONS TO INCREASE TRUCK DRIVER WORK HOURS Eliminating…

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Statements of Joan Claybrook and Daphne Izer On the Collins Rider Rolling Back Rules Limiting Hours of Service for Truck Drivers
December 10, 2014

Statement of Joan Claybrook, Chair of Citizens for Reliable and Safety Highways On the Collins Rider Rolling Back Rules Limiting Hours…

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Read Maryland Truck Crash Victims’ Families Letter to Chairwoman Mikulski
December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014 Dear Chairwoman Mikulski: Thank you again for meeting with us before the mark-up of the Transportation, Housing and…

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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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Read this Statement from Jackie Gillan, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, on the 60 Minutes Report on our Crumbling Infrastructure
November 24, 2014

Last night, 60 Minutes aired a segment on America’s infrastructure, “Falling apart: America’s neglected infrastructure.”  Jackie Gillan, President of Advocates for…

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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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Two Hospitalized after a Work Zone Crash in Wisconsin
September 9, 2014

Another tragic crash occurred near Oshkosh, WI on September 8, 2014. This crash, between a semi truck and a Winnebago County…

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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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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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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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The Truck Safety Coalition and Volunteers Remember Former Congressman Oberstar
May 7, 2014

THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION AND OUR VOLUNTEERS RESPOND TO THE PASSING OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN JAMES L. OBERSTAR Arlington, VA (May 5,…

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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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ADVISORY: PA WIDOWS TO LOBBY U.S. SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN TO PREVENT TRUCK CRASHES AND IMPROVE SAFETY
March 26, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY PENNSYLVANIA WIDOWS LOBBY U.S. SENATORS & CONGRESSMEN TO PREVENT TRUCK CRASHES & IMPROVE SAFETY Congress Beginning Reauthorization of Surface…

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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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Safety Groups Respond to T & I Hearing Stacked with Industry
February 27, 2014

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

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