fatalities

DOT wants zero traffic deaths within next 30 years, announces ‘Road to Zero’ coalition

Road to Zero partners hope to accelerate the development of advanced vehicle technologies, the DOT says, along with addressing infrastructure challenges of both today and the coming decades.

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DOT: Fatalities involving trucks up in 2015

NHTSA’s report says there were 4,067 truck-involved fatalities, which is the highest number since 2008. NHTSA’s report doesn’t account for crash fault, however, only truck involvement.

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Report indicates truck-involved fatalities up in 2015

Preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show a 4 percent increase in truck-involved crashes with fatalities in 2015 over 2014.

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Notes on sacrifice and accountability after N.J. tanker driver’s death

Defining 'sacrifice': What a now-deceased tanker driver did after a rooftop mattress and box springs that had come unsecured on the highway in front of him. The driver responsible for the bedding not charged.

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Truck driver occupational fatalities in 2014 at highest level since 2008

Work-related truck driver fatalities rose to their highest level since 2008 last year, according to a report issued by the Department of Labor this week. About 725 heavy vehicle or tractor-trailer drivers died on the job last year, according to the report.

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Reckless four-wheelers, bad road design…: Two factors, among others, in many truck rollovers

A recent mainstream-media report reinforces what many truckers know about truck-occupant and other fatality numbers, too: There's more to them than meets the eye.

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Move Over Laws in spotlight through November

The folks at Allstate insurance have teamed up with the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga, Tenn., on a "Provider Safety Advocacy" campaign to raise awareness of Move Over laws.

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Driver pleads not guilty in Tracy Morgan crash charges, HOS argument brims

With several news reports suggesting its driver had been awake working for 24 hours prior to the accident, Walmart spokesperson Brooke Buchanan issued a statement early today, Monday, June 9, that the driver was operating within federal hours limitations.

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Study touts benefits of in-cab camera system with paired driver training

The Lytx company-commissioned analysis conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute showed use of the DriveCam system could potentially reduce commercial-motor-vehicle crashes by as much as a third annually.

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‘Zero highway deaths’ goal needs general public target

Regulators' ultimate goal pondered, in light of the laundry list of highway-bill recommendations the MCSAC delivered to Congress two weeks back.

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