Illegally parked trucks are still killing and maiming people and children in America!

We have been begging for 20 years for stiffer enforcement of truck parking laws and for government and so-called truck safety organizations to call for an end to deaths and crippling injuries from illegal truck parking! It is still legal to park on Interstate Highways in America with trailers having underride guards that kill at … Read more…

Do safety leaders have a hidden agenda rather than solely representing trucking victims?

I have many questions for groups in the U.S. that represent they speak for U.S. Trucking Victims and U.S. Trucking Safety. I am a trucking victim/survivor and a 30 year safety and disability rights activist and I was an insider at CRASH in the past. Trucking victims and survivors represent about 3 million plus U.S. … Read more…

Dark days for trucking victims and their issues!

We have to look harder to understand ulterior motives in trucking safety today. We have new government inspired Vision Zero like organizations cropping up, they are pushing behavior based fault rather than safety improvements to vehicles and roadways. They are not Vision Zero. They are ran by training organizations with products and training to sell … Read more…

ATRI publishes new truck parking study using driver diaries.

Managing Critical Truck Parking Case Study – Real World Insights from Truck Parking Diaries PDF American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) ATRI’s 2015 RAC – directed truck parking research was conducted through a series of discrete tasks, the results of each being documented in separate reports. This report details the findings of the “Truck Parking Diaries,” … Read more…

More will die from unsafely parked trucks this holiday season!

The Underride Network has worked to promote truck parking safety for twenty years and safety improvements are still hard to find. Truck and trailer rear underride guards are still only effective at preventing fatalities in crashes at 25 mph or 40 kph and kill or maim in higher-speed crashes. People and entire families are still … Read more…

Truck Parking Safety Truth versus Made Up Parking Shortage

We have seen some renewed discussions of truck parking safety in the U.S. which usually involves giving forgiveness for killing lots of victims and speaks of the hassles of parking shortages with the only laments to victim truck drivers and truck driver safety. There is a reason why parking victims are never invited to government … Read more…

Underride Network Emergency Safety Kit Recommendations

We recommend all drivers include a roadside emergency kit in their vehicles. During adverse weather conditions, vehicle breakdown, car fires, medical emergencies, or anytime you are forced to park on the side of high-speed roadways thinking ahead could save your life or the lives of your family and loved ones. Parking on the side of … Read more…

The U.S. allows killing by parked truck on Interstate Highways!

How would you like your family to be killed by an unsafe parked truck and have local media proclaim the truck legally parked and government officials refuse to even issue a parking ticket. This is an common occurrence in America, as corporate and union political donations and power equal more than citizens lives in government … Read more…

Underride Network want list for topics at IIHS Underride Roundtable

IIHS Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Truck Underride Roundtable SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Download PDF Version   Please send us edits or additions for this list. Vision Zero tells us to design systems for the errant drivers and that each piece of safety hardware must be a part of the whole system. … Read more…

Safe and Legal Truck and Car Parking in the U.S.

  Unsafe Parked Trucks – Please use triangles to save lives and give drivers warning! Kentucky single-unit coal truck with poor guard and poor visibility or conspicuity.  Pre-plan your trip to include safe parking areas such as truck stops, company parking, and motels. Map low-speed roadways if needed to avoid high-speed roadway parking or stopping. … Read more…