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Bret Hanna

80 mph Bill Speeds Through Utah Legislature

As proposed legislation goes, House Bill 80 (yes, that is the number for the bill) aimed at raising the speed limit on Utah freeways to 80 mph, is winding its way through the legislative process toward becoming law at an […]

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Utah CDL Testers Must Be Reigned In

The Office of the Utah Legislative Auditor General submitted a report to the Utah Legislature on May 18th entitled A Performance Audit of the Driver License Division. The report was specifically…

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SafetyAtWorkBlog Chimes in on Trucking Safety

I’ve blogged a fair amount about safety in the trucking industry and recently spent some time poking around the net to see what others are saying about the topic. While doing so, I came across the…

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Trucking Industry Pushes Hours of Service Rule Myths

This is a follow-up to my post from the other day which covered a recent settlement of an hours of service rule case that, with luck, is a step in the right direction. To recap the problem:

The…

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Truck Hours of Service Case Settlement a Step in the Right Direction

A recent press release from the Truck Safety Coalition highlights an hours of service case settlement that has resulted in the Obama administration agreeing to reexamine the rule that is supposed to…

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TACT – How Utah Can Get Started

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a program that every state should be considering: TACT (Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks) is designed to highlight the dangers posed by…

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TACT – Utah Should Go After Aggressive Car And Truck Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a program that every state should be considering: TACT (Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks) is designed to highlight the dangers posed by…

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First Response Program Offers Helping Hand to Truck Accident Victims

As indicated in a prior post, more than 5,000 people a year die in accidents involving tractor-trailers. That means that many individuals and families will be devastated each year by the injuries…

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Trucking Safety Must be a Top Priority

Deaths resulting from accidents involving tractor-trailers between 2003 and 2006 exceeded 5,000 per year which is way too high. The Truck Safety Coalition (TSC) is dedicated to reducing these…

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Another Left Turn Accident Death in Utah

This one occurred Sunday evening in Garfield County, when a 55-year-old woman turned left in her Toyota in front of an oncoming tractor-trailer. The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m., about 7 miles…