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May 07, 2013, 09:00 ET

Truck Crash Victims Urge Congress To Pass Lifesaving Truck Safety Legislation Introduced In Congress Today As New Poll Shows Strong Public Opposition To Heavier Trucks

 Families and survivors of truck crash fatalities and injuries joined today with the Truck Safety Coalition (www.trucksafety.org), safety and...

Feb 01, 2012, 12:00 ET

Dangerous House Bill Will Allow Overweight, Oversized Trucks on Highways

 A coalition of labor, law enforcement, local government, AAA, safety groups, and families of truck crash victims today joined U.S....

Dec 02, 2011, 14:16 ET

FMCSA Contradicts Trucking Industry Claims on Fatalities

For the first time, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Administrator Anne Ferro revealed that initial 2010...

Nov 15, 2011, 13:40 ET

20-Year Backroom Deal Cut by Congress Exempting Maine and Vermont from Federal 80,000 lb. Truck Weight Limit, according to Truck Safety Coalition

Despite the fact that more people were needlessly killed and injured in the one-year pilot program in 2010, Senator Collins (R-ME) and Senator...

Oct 13, 2011, 08:20 ET

Trucking Industry Wrong on Maine and Vermont 100,000 Pound Truck Pilot Program - DEAD Wrong

Daphne Izer, founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) after her son Jeff and three of his friends were killed in a truck crash, and the...

Sep 20, 2011, 17:13 ET

Dangerous Maine and Vermont Overweight Truck Weight Exemption Passed by Senate Subcommittee

Daphne Izer, founder of Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T.) after her son Jeff and three of his friends were killed in a truck crash, and the...

Dec 10, 2009, 07:11 ET

Truck Crash Victims Warn Motorists about Big Rig Amendment to Federal Appropriations Bill Allowing Dramatic Truck Size & Weight Increases on Maine and Vermont Interstate Highways and Bridges

Truck crash victims and survivors today issued a warning to New England motorists regarding the insertion of an amendment to the federal...

Sep 11, 2009, 08:10 ET

U.S. Senate Vote Imminent on Deadly and Destructive Overweight Truck Exemption - Federal Agency's Dire Warning Ignored on Allowing 100,000 Pound Trucks on Maine's Roads and Bridges

Special interest provision quietly inserted in federal transportation budget bill without public input or congressional hearings Public health...

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