Truck Safety

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November 21, 2014

Creating a Safety Environment

Winners of the 2014 Volvo Truck Safety Awards believe safety starts at the top, but the driver is the most important part of the equation.

July 22, 2014

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Awarded $55 Million from FMCSA, NHTSA

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has been awarded two federal contracts worth a combined potential $55 million to further study safety efforts for commercial truck drivers and conduct research in the field of automated vehicles.

June 5, 2013

NTSB Says Straight-Truck Safety Needs More Attention

The National Transportation Safety Board says the government should consider making medium-duty straight truck drivers get a commercial driver's license, following a five-year study that found these trucks were involved in a disproportionate number of fatalities.

June 3, 2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., a longtime advocate of tough truck safety legislation, has died at age 89. Most recently, he reintroduced a bill that would restrict truck size and weight limits, continuing his long opposition to any easing of those standards.

May 29, 2013

ATRI Research: Medium-Duty Crash Numbers Could be Dragging Down Heavy-Duty Stats

The American Transportation Research Institute has just released research findings that looked into variations in safety trends across different classes of large trucks. The study separated and evaluated a decade of medium- and heavy-duty truck crash records and identified trends, with medium-duty trucks generally performing worse than heavy-duty.

March 1, 2008

Safety In The Driving Seat

Heavy truck safety is getting a huge boost through technology of late, thanks to a couple of almost simultaneous launches.

January 1, 2008

Anatomy Of A News Story

A traffic collision in Southern California on May 4, 2007, is a perfect example of how the Truck Safety Coalition works to promote its own agenda.

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