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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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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Speed Limiter, CDL Clearinghouse Rules Delayed Again
March 18, 2016

The Department of Transportation recently announced that two long overdue truck safety rules have been further delayed. The rule to require…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… FMCSA Restores Raw CSA Data to Its Website
March 18, 2016

Following the passage of the FAST Act, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was prohibited from posting a carrier’s performance…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… National Academy of Sciences Releases Report with Recommendations for Studying Truck Driver Fatigue
March 15, 2016

The National Academy of Sciences released a report recommending how the FMCSA could improve its research and data collection efforts pertaining…

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Dawn King Op-Ed: Trucking weight bill could impact safety, infrastructure
March 11, 2016

I became involved in the Truck Safety Coalition after my father, Bill Badger, was killed in 2004 near the Georgia state…

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From The Truck Safety Coalition… Agencies Release ANPRM for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
March 11, 2016

On Wednesday, March 9th, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations (FMCSA) and Federal Rail Administration’s (FRA) issued an advanced notice of…

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From The Truck Safety Coalition… Truck Driver Pay Has Failed to Keep Up with Inflation
March 11, 2016

Truck driver’s wages have effectively been cut by almost a third since deregulation in the 1980s. The low pay coupled with…

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From The Truck Safety Coalition… Truck Strikes Bridge in New Jersey, Driver Arrested
March 11, 2016

A tractor trailer became wedged underneath a bridge after the driver attempted to pass through it. The crash caused debris to…

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Truck Safety Coalition Responds to Release of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Requiring Entry Level Driver Training
March 7, 2016

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published today in the Federal Register requiring training for entry-level commercial motor vehicle drivers is…

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From The Truck Safety Coalition… Investigation Reveals One Trucking Company Violated State Weight Limit More Than 2,000 Times
March 2, 2016

A nine-month long investigation by the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement Division uncovered one motor carrier’s blatant disregard for state weight…

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From Truck Safety Coalition… At Safety Check in Vermont, Truck Driver Found with Meth, Other Drugs
March 2, 2016

After failing to stop for a mandatory commercial vehicle safety check in Vermont, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pulled…

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From The Truck Safety Coalition… High-Speed Truck Crashes and the Need for Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters
February 29, 2016

A truck driver, who was driving more than 20mph over the speed limit (76 mph), crashed and died in Maryland last…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Senator Boxer Opposes Section 611 of FAA Bill
February 29, 2016

Senator Boxer forcefully opposed Section 611 of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, a provision that would preempt the…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… CVSA calls on FMCSA to Limit and Remove Exemptions for Motor Carriers
February 29, 2016

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) sent a letter telling the FMCSA to remove and limit the number of exemptions the…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… The Dangers of Chameleon Carriers
February 24, 2016

This article shines a light on the issue of chameleon carriers, which are companies that have gone out of business and…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Wabash Introducing Rear Impact Guard That Far Exceeds U.S. Safety Standard
February 24, 2016

Wabash National Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial trucking equipment, announced that it will be introducing a new rear impact guard…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Safe Roads Illinois is Making Progress
February 24, 2016

The citizens of Elwood, Illinois, fed up with their community being overrun by heavy truck traffic and fearful of being needlessly…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Idaho State Legislature Contemplates Truck Weight Increase
February 24, 2016

As you may remember, one of the anti-truck-safety provisions that was included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill authorized Idaho to increase…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… NTSB Report on Naperville Truck Crash Sheds Light on Truck Safety Issues
February 24, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently concluded their investigation into a 2014 fatal truck crash in Naperville, IL and found…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Napolitano Amendment to Remove Sec. 611 of AIRR Act FAILS 27-31
February 24, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure voted to approve the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. As…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Video on Truck Blind Spots Highlights Need for Side Underride Guards
February 11, 2016

Side underride guards are a simple improvement that can make large trucks safer for pedestrians and cyclists by physically covering the…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… OMB Clears Sleep Apnea ANPRM
February 9, 2016

On Wednesday, February 3rd, The Office of Management and Budget cleared the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations (FMCSA) and Federal Rail…

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From the Truck Safety Coalition… Best and Worst States for Trucking Industry in 2016 Discounts Safety
February 8, 2016

A list of the best and worst places in the U.S. to own a trucking company or drive a truck was…

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TSC Update: Truck Safety Action in Illinois
February 8, 2016

The people of Will County, Illinois are fighting to make truck safety a priority in their community. Heavy truck traffic resulting…

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TSC Update: Double Tractor-Trailer Crash Underscores Work Zone & Truck Length Safety
February 8, 2016

A double tractor-trailer carrying handgun ammunition crashed and overturned in a work zone near Benson, AR. The truck driver was the…

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TSC Update: Indiana’s Innovative Way of Addressing Overweight Trucks
February 8, 2016

Indiana is using innovative technology to save lives and money by addressing the issue of overweight trucks on Interstates highways. Their…

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TSC Update: Safety and Infrastructure Concerns Slow Down WA Truck Weight Increase Bill
February 8, 2016

The Washington State Senate is considering a bill, SB 6265, that would increase the weight limit for agriculture trucks traveling on…

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Trucker rest break proposal resurrected in aviation bill
February 5, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buried in the fine print of an aviation bill introduced in the House this week is a provision…

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NTSB’s 2016 Most Wanted List Released
January 14, 2016

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its annual Top 10 Most Wanted List (attached), which represents the agency’s advocacy priorities….

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Truck driver destroys historic bridge by driving her 30-ton trailer across it – because she got her math wrong and didn’t know she was FIVE TIMES over the weight limit
January 12, 2016

By Dailymail.com | Published: 01:55 EST, 29 December 2015 | Updated: 19:03 EST, 29 December 2015 Highlights: Mary Lambright, 23, made…

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NIOSH National Survey of Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Injury and Safety
January 11, 2016

NIOSH National Survey on Long Haul Truck Drivers

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Rulemaking to Improve Rear Impact Guards and Protections
January 8, 2016

This NPRM proposes to upgrade Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 223, “Rear impact guards,” and FMVSS No. 224, “Rear…

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After cycling deaths, a plea for truck safety guards
January 7, 2016

Some of Dustin Weigl’s fondest memories of his older brother, Christopher, include their long-winded arguments about which to spread first, peanut…

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The Long Haul: One Year of Solitude on America’s Highways
December 29, 2015

Link to Article: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a40157/long-haul-year-trucking-america/

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Good year for truck-safety laws – Daphne Izer Lewiston Sun LTE
December 29, 2015

As this year comes to end, I look forward to the future wherein roads and bridges are safer than they would…

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Daphne Izer Letter to the Editor in Bangor Daily News
December 23, 2015

Truck safety distortions Mark Rosenker distorted the facts about the safety of double 33s in a Dec. 8 BDN letter to…

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STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL
December 16, 2015

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF OMNIBUS SPENDING BILL ARLINGTON, VA (December 16,…

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After Decades of Advocacy Truck Safety Coalition Welcomes FMCSA Release of Final Rule Requiring Electronic Logging Devices in Large Trucks
December 11, 2015

After Decades of Advocacy Truck Safety Coalition Welcomes FMCSA Release of Final Rule Requiring Electronic Logging Devices in Large Trucks Arlington,…

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Joint Op-Ed: Allowing Longer Tractor Trailers Will Have Serious Consequences
December 8, 2015

BY DAPHNE IZER, JANE MATHIS, DAWN KING AND TAMI FRIEDRICH TRAKH Every day families from Michigan, Florida, Maine and California, as…

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Laurie Higginbotham Letter to the Editor: Truck Safety is a Must
December 7, 2015

The notion that Congress should be “praised” for a bipartisan effort to pass a multiyear highway spending bill is questionable. Doing…

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Jackie Novak Letter to the Editor: Poor Compensation
December 3, 2015

On Oct. 24, 2010, in Henderson County, a speeding tractor-trailer crashed into a line of cars stopped on Interstate 26 due…

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$305B highway bill limits teen truckers
December 2, 2015

By Keith Laing – 12/02/15 10:00 AM EST The $305 billion highway bill announced by lawmakers on Tuesday limits an effort…

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STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION, ON RELEASE OF FAST ACT CONFERENCE REPORT
December 2, 2015

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION ON RELEASE OF FAST ACT CONFERENCE REPORT ARLINGTON, VA (December…

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Thanksgiving Travels Should Remind DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) Conferees to Promote Safety
November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving Travels Should Remind DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) Conferees to Promote Safety November 24, 2015 Dear Conferee: Thanksgiving is one of…

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JOINT STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF NEW STUDY, “UNCLOGGING AMERICA’S ARTERIES 2015”
November 24, 2015

JOINT STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF NEW STUDY, “UNCLOGGING AMERICA’S ARTERIES 2015” DAWN KING, PRESIDENT OF TRUCK SAFETY COALTION, BOARD MEMBER OF…

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Statement of John Lannen on Passage of Wicker-Feinstein Amendment to Conduct Safety Study of Double 33s
November 19, 2015

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION Senate Votes in Favor of Wicker-Feinstein Motion To Conduct Safety…

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Democratic Senators Voice Concerns Over Safety Language in Highway Bill
November 13, 2015

November 12, 2015 Dear Leader McConnell and Leader Reid: We write to express our concerns over troubling provisions that were considered…

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Letter to Conferees – DRIVE Act (H.R. 22)
November 13, 2015

November 13, 2015 Dear Conferee: As representatives of the nation’s leading consumer, public health, and safety organizations, and families who have…

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DRIVE Act Conference Committee Members
November 11, 2015

Conference Committee for DRIVE Act 2015 (H.R. 22) House Conferees Bill Shuster, Pennsylvania Jimmy Duncan, Tennessee Sam Graves, Missouri Candice Miller,…

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Statement of John Lannen on Passage of Wicker Motion to Instruct Conferees on Safety Study of Double 33s
November 11, 2015

STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION Senate Votes in Favor of Wicker Motion to Instruct Conferees…

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Release: House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22)
November 5, 2015

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2015 Contact: Beth Weaver | 301.814.4088 | beth_weaver@verizon.net House Passes DRIVE Act (H.R. 22) Truck Weight…

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Victory for Truck Safety: Statement of John Lannen on Failure of Ribble Amendment
November 4, 2015

Contact: Beth Weaver | 301.814.4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net STATEMENT OF JOHN LANNEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRUCK SAFETY COALITION House of Representatives Votes…

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Truck Safety Report Card: Amendments to H.R. 22
November 3, 2015

REPORT CARD – House of Representative Amendments to H.R. 22

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Truck Safety Coalition Letter to ATA President and CEO, Bill Graves
October 28, 2015

ATA Letter – Sorrow to Strength 2015

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Sorrow to Strength 2015 – Pictures
October 28, 2015

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FairWarning Article: Big Trucks, Big Bucks
October 28, 2015

Big Trucks, Big Bucks Heavy-Spending Trucking Industry Pushes Congress to Relax Safety Rules By Brian Joseph on October 28, 2015 Big…

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Truck Crash Survivor and Highway Safety Advocate Urges Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) to Give the Ax to Minnesota Overweight Log Trucks Amendment
October 23, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Nancy Meuleners at nmeuleners@gmail.com October 23, 2015 Truck Crash Survivor and Highway Safety Advocate Urges Rep. Rick…

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Truck Dangers in Georgia – Atlanta Journal Constitution
October 9, 2015

Link to article: http://specials.myajc.com/truck-dangers/

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The Truck Safety Coalition Announces New President, Dawn King, and New Vice President, Jane Mathis
September 17, 2015

Arlington, VA (September 17, 2015) – The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), a partnership between Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH)…

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Linda Wilburn LTE: Transportation bill makes trucking less safe
September 13, 2015

While speaking with chambers of commerce, Sen. James Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, told Oklahomans “… we shouldn’t have to be afraid of…

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Press Release: REP. RIBBLE IGNORES TRUCK SIZE AND WEIGHT STUDY FINDINGS, PLANS TO INTRODUCE DANGEROUS LEGISLATION TO INCREASE TRUCK WEIGHT TO 91,000 LBS
September 11, 2015

Contact: Beth Weaver | 301.814.4088, beth_weaver@verizon.net REP. RIBBLE IGNORES TRUCK SIZE AND WEIGHT STUDY FINDINGS, PLANS TO INTRODUCE DANGEROUS LEGISLATION TO…

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Jennifer Tierney Letter to the Editor: Bill should focus on safety
August 31, 2015

It has been more than 30 years since my father, James Mooney, was killed in a large truck crash. He was…

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NY Times Op-Ed The Trucks Are Killing Us
August 26, 2015

By HOWARD ABRAMSON AUG. 21, 2015 ACCIDENTS like the one that critically injured the comedian Tracy Morgan, killed his friend and…

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Kim Telep Letter to the Editor
August 25, 2015

Federal studies affirm dangers of longer truck trailers | Letter I am writing in response to Mark Rosenker’s July 28 letter,…

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Op-Ed: Federal transportation bill shouldn’t sacrifice public highway safety
August 21, 2015

By Roy Crawford – August 19, 2015 Whenever I read about a fatal large-truck crash, my heart goes out to the…

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Daphne Izer Statement In Response to NTSB Morgan Crash
August 11, 2015

Statement of Daphne Izer, Founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT) In response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s Hearing on…

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Letter to Senator Reid in Response Carl Pope Letter
August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015 The Honorable Harry Reid Minority Leader United State Senate Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Senator Reid: Thank you…

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Senate Passes DRIVE Act – Worst “Safety Title” in the Last 25 Years
July 30, 2015

Public Health and Safety Groups and Family Members Who Have Lost a Loved One in a Preventable Crash Respond to the…

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‘Ridiculous and tragic:’ Why insurance is unlikely to cover Simeon’s crash victims
July 29, 2015

July 28, 2015 by Jeff Stein ITHACA, N.Y. — In 1980, the U.S. Congress passed a bill forcing all trucking companies…

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Truck Safety Coalition Letter to Senator Booker Supporting Safety Provisions in Postal Innovations Act
July 24, 2015

July 23, 2015 The Honorable Cory Booker United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Booker: We would like to thank…

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Governor Nixon Sends Letter to Senators Blunt and McCaskill Opposing Double 33s
July 22, 2015

Governor Nixon Letter to Senators Blunt and McCaskill

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Letter to Senate on Safety Title in DRIVE Act
July 22, 2015

Dear Senator: We are writing to you because of our concerns and objections to the disregard for public safety reflected in…

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USA Today Op-Ed: The road to hell is paved with congressional legislation
July 21, 2015

By Joan Claybrook Imagine that U.S. airlines had suffered four crashes in four weeks, killing a total of 330 people. Congress would…

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New York Times Editorial: A Senate Bill That Makes Roads and Railroads Less Safe
July 21, 2015

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD | JULY 21, 2015 Last month the House passed an appropriations bill that would put bigger trucks…

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2 dead, 4 injured after truck hits motorcycles along Interstate 85 in Guilford County
July 20, 2015

UPDATED 4:06 PM EDT Jul 19, 2015 GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. —The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit six motorcycles stopped along Interstate…

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Single Unit Truck Crash Protection
July 17, 2015

U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Single-Unit Truck Crash Protection

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Letter on NHTSA and FMCSA Authorization Bills
July 14, 2015

Letter on NHTSA and FMCSA Authorization Bills

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Collision Course: With Wary Eye on Big Trucks, Bike Riders Seek Safe Space on City Streets
July 1, 2015

By Bridget Huber on June 30, 2015 On a July afternoon in New Orleans last year, Philip Geeck was riding his…

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Truck driver cited for careless driving one day before fatal I-75 crash
July 1, 2015

June 30th, 2015 by Shelly Bradbury The truck driver involved in the nine-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 was cited for careless…

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Press Release: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Advances Numerous Anti-Truck Safety Provisions in Transportation Spending Bill
June 24, 2015

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Advances Numerous Anti-Truck Safety Provisions in Transportation Spending Bill Broad Coalition Says NO to Putting Corporate Profit before…

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Media Advisory: News Conference to Stop Assault on Truck Safety
June 22, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY Truck crash victims, law enforcement, safety advocates to join Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) as Senate is poised to consider dangerous…

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Truck driver charged in crash that injured at least 14 on I-55
June 22, 2015

Truck driver charged in crash that injured at least 14 on I-55 By Deanese Williams-Harris and Sara Freishtat A Tennessee man…

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Bipartisan Dear Colleague Letter from Senators Wicker and Blumenthal Opposing Double 33s
June 18, 2015

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Op-Ed: Congress Should Halt Erosions to Truck Safety by Roy Crawford
June 12, 2015

The Courier-Journal June 11, 2015 Congress should halt erosions to truck safety By Roy Crawford After a horrendous truck crash that…

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U.S. DOT Issues Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study Technical Reports: Profound Data Limitations Necessitate No Changes to Current Laws
June 5, 2015

U.S. DOT Issues Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study Technical Reports: Profound Data Limitations Necessitate No Changes to Current Laws As…

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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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Out-of-state big rigs wrecking on Kentucky’s roads
May 27, 2015

Out-of-state big rigs wrecking on Kentucky’s roads LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – A truck driver facing a reckless homicide charge after a…

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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

http://www.nbc24.com/news/story.aspx?id=1098669

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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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Read Our Letter to Members of Congress Urging them to Vote NO on the Omnibus Appropriations Bill
December 11, 2014

December 10, 2014 Dear Member of Congress, On behalf of the Truck Safety Coalition (TSC), Parents Against Tired Truckers (PATT), Citizens…

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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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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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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

Click here to view our letter.

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

To view the press release, please click here.

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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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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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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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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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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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