Tell Your Members of Congress Right Now to Oppose Unsafe Increases in Truck Driver Hours

U.S. Senator Susan Collins is trying to sneak a provision — which would make our roads deadlier — into the upcoming government funding bill that must pass to avoid another partisan government shutdown.

The provision would roll back commonsense protections that protect truck drivers and everyone else on our nation’s highways.

Urge Your Members of Congress to Oppose the Sneaky Attempt to Put Trucking Industry Profits Before Worker and Public Safety

 

Background

  • Every year, some 4,000 people are killed and over 100,000 are injured in crashes involving trucks.
  • Truck crashes cost the American people and our economy $99 billion annually.
  • Nearly half of all truck drivers admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel at least once in the previous year, according to a 2006 survey.
  • Driver fatigue is a major factor in crashes, with injuries and deaths increasing over the past four years.

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