Seat Belts

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November 13, 2017

Seat Belt Use by Commercial Drivers Hits All-Time High

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 86% truck and bus drivers now regularly use their safety belts while driving.

August 31, 2017

Ford Recalls F-Series Crew Cab Trucks for Seat Belts

The recall covers more than 117,000 2015-2017 Ford F-150 Crew Cab and 2017 F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab trucks in the U.S.

July 27, 2017

Ford Recalls F-150 and 3 Other Models for Seats

The recall, tied to defective attaching bolts, covers more than 94,000 Ford F-150, E-Series, Escape and Lincoln MKC vehicles in the U.S.  

May 12, 2017

Ram Pickups Recalled for Air Bags, Seat Belts

The recall, set to begin June 23, covers more than 1 million Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 vehicles.

September 29, 2016

Sprinter 2500, 3500 Vans Recalled for Seat Belts

The recall, issued by Daimler Vans USA, covers 271 vehicles.

August 8, 2016

Tailgating Driver Not a Complete Idiot

A motorist doing some high-speed tailgating on an Interstate highway in Arizona loses control, bumps a semi and crashes big time.

June 27, 2016

Winners Picked for FMCSA’s Seat Belt Art Contest

U.S. Transportation deputy secretary Victor Mendez and FMCSA deputy administrator Daphne Jefferson awarded the top honors in the 2016 “Be Ready. Be Buckled.” student art contest at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

June 6, 2016

FMCSA Rule Requires Passengers to Wear Seat Belts in Large Trucks

Passengers riding in large commercial trucks will soon be required to use seat belts when the vehicles are operated on public roads in interstate commerce.

December 22, 2015

Ford F-150 SuperCrew Trucks Recalled for Seat Belts

The action covers 2,590 2015 model-year trucks in the U.S.

December 9, 2015

Proposed Rule Would Require Seat Belts for Passengers in Commercial Trucks

FMCSA is asking for public comment on a proposal to require passengers riding in property-carrying commercial motor vehicles to use safety belts.

February 27, 2015

FMCSA Extends Deadline for Student Art Contest

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is extending the submission deadline for the 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest until March 16, 2015.

October 30, 2014

FMCSA Art Contest Promotes Seatbelt Safety

The FMCSA is accepting submissions for its 2015 “Be Ready. Be Buckled” student art contest to promote safety belt use. The contest is open to children from kindergarten through sixth grade.

October 1, 2014

Tracy Morgan Fires Back at Walmart

Comedian Tracy Morgan has responded to official statements made by Walmart in the lawsuit for the June 6th accident involving the comedian and a Walmart truck.

September 30, 2014

Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan for Failing to Wear Seat Belt

In a response to a lawsuit against Walmart related to an accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan and a Walmart tractor trailer, Walmart stated that Morgan and the other passengers involved in the crash disregarded their own safety by choosing not to wearing seat belts.

August 26, 2014

HDT Fact Book: Safety

May 5, 2014

Commercial Driver Seat Belt Use Hits Record High

The Seat Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey shows that the overall safety belt usage rate for drivers of all medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses rose from 78% in 2010 to new high of 84% in 2013

December 1, 2008

ATA's Safety Bid

There's a new player on the highway safety scene in Washington. It's an outfit called American Trucking Associations.

September 1, 2008

Rails Back On The (PR) Attack

Using simple tools can soften driver opposition to buckling up.

February 1, 2006

Safety Belt Non-Use: Let's Stop The Silliness

Truck drivers aren't getting the message, and it's costing lives – theirs.

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