Lack of regulation of smaller utility trailers

There have been thousands of unecessary deaths and injuries due to often unregulated utility trailors. Failure of unregulated or uninspected trailer hitches can launch heavy utility trailors as flying projectiles on our roadways. Trailers can be home built with lack of knowledge of the dangers involved of trailors or of the safety features proper construction … Read more…

A handfull of victims do not have the right to forgive industry for over a million victims!

We have a few trucking victims and so-called trucking victim organizations claiming they have the right to not only forgive the trucking industry for high-speed crashes maiming and killing over a million Americans but the audacity to actually praise their complete lack of effort at safety. Victims are partnering with government and industry and pursuing … Read more…

Trucking unions and insurance industry should control trucking victim activism in the U.S.?

There is in excess of one million trucking victims in the U.S., whom asked all victims if they could speak for us? If anyone including myself claims to speak for this broad group of citizens they are lying! Big money speaks and individual victim voices do not matter, if your issue conflicts with power-grabbing or … 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…

NHTSA releases study of Truck Crash Avoidance Technology

This early study is already somewhat outdated but showed the technology works and can be a useful tool. There were false positive warnings for overhead hardware and signs and in curves but newer technology already exists that would improve effectiveness in these situations. There were no rear end crashes in the study and no independent … Read more…

Cross border harmonization without victims or public input?

Weak 35 mph standards for the U.S. adopting 10-year-old low-speed Canadian regulation, have victims been manipulated? RCC Motor Vehicles Working Group: Existing and New Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Work Plans Regulatory area Connected vehicles Motor vehicle safety standards Rail safety Transportation of Dangerous Goods Aviation regulations Canada Lead: Laureen Kinney, Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety & Security, … Read more…