In: Press Releases

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

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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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Press Conference May 13, 2015
May 15, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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