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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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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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Supply Chain Liability
May 30, 2017

TSC adamantly opposes efforts to limit shipper and broker responsibility/liability. Safety cannot be accomplished until the entire supply chain is accountable.  In…

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Truck Driver Compensation
May 30, 2017

A large portion of the trucking industry is paid by the mile rather than by the hour. Truck drivers work nearly…

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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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Oppose Longer Trucks
May 30, 2017

Proposals to Allow Longer Trucks on Our Nation’s Roadways Will Jeopardize Safety, Further Damage Our Infrastructure, and Disregard Public Opinion on…

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Oppose Heavier Trucks
May 30, 2017

Proposals to allow 91,000 pound and heavier, overweight trucks on our nation’s roadways will jeopardize safety and further damage our infrastructure…

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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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Fatigue / Electronic Logging Devices
May 30, 2017

 Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Rule in Effect on December 18, 2017 Implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) –The Moving Ahead for…

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Speed Limiters
May 30, 2017

The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) supports S.2033, The Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act of 2019. This bill would require all…

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Require Side Underride Guards
May 30, 2017

Side Underride Crashes: NHTSA has reported that large truck side impacts comprised 17 percent of fatal two-vehicle collisions between large trucks…

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Underride Protections
May 30, 2017

Rear/ Side Underride and Front Override Guards The federal government should require all trucks and trailers to be equipped with energy-absorbing…

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Electronic Stability Control
May 30, 2017

Federal Mandate in Effect on December 2017 Prevent 40-56 Percent of Rollovers Prevent 1,800-2,300 Crashes Annually Prevent 649-858 Injuries Each Year…

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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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AngelWing – Crash Test – Side Underride Guard
February 4, 2017

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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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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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Sorrow to Strength 2015 Press Page
October 19, 2015

Issue Summaries One Page Issues Summary Truck Driver Fatigue Fact Sheets Truck Size Fact Sheet Truck Weight Fact Sheet Minimum Insurance Fact Sheet Underride Guard Protection Fact Sheet Infographics State Rankings NCAS Teen Truckers Infographic Minimum Insurance Infographic Hours of Service Infographic Truck Safety…

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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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