Truck Accident Resources

U.S. Department of Transportation

TACT (Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks) Program. The Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program is a high—visibility traffic enforcement program that uses communication, enforcement, and evaluation activities to reduce CMV-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/webstate.cfm

Related Sites and Resources:

U.S. Department of Transportation: Cross Border Truck Safety Inspection Program

U.S. Officials will Travel to Mexico to Conduct On-Site Safety Audits of Trucking Companies As Part of New Program Announced Today by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters. Read “Cross Border Truck Safety Program”

New Program to Allow U.S. Trucks into Mexico for the First Time Ever, Change Way Some Mexican Trucks Operate Within the United States. Read “New Program to Allow U.S. Trucks into Mexico”

Safe Travel

Safetravel.dot.gov: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation’s 2.6 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials.
Visit their website: http://safetravel.dot.gov/

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA)

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Interstate Truck Driver’s Guide to Hours of Service

FMCSA Statistics

Analysis Results and Reports (AR&R). A collection of analytical reports on motor carrier safety developed by the FMCSA. These reports document recent studies on truck and bus safety.

Commercia Motor Vehicle Facts. FMCSA’s 2014 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics highlights the Agency’s role in collecting and analyzing data on large trucks and buses. Intended as a compact reference, it is a compilation of statistics from the overall state of the industry to enforcement activity, details on traffic violations and other incidents, the costs of crashes, and more.

Qualifications of Drivers and Longer Combination Vehicle (LCV) Driver Instructors Part 391 details the fatcors involved in the disqualification of drivers.

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA)

2006 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment (pdf, 1.2mb)

Other websites

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. An independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries, and property damage—from accidents on the nation’s highways.

Consumer Group Websites

Public Citizen. Because Public Citizen does not accept funds from corporations, professional associations or government agencies, we can remain independent and follow the truth wherever it may lead.

Truck Safety Coalition. The Truck Safety Coalition is dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related accidents, providing compassionate support to truck accident survivors and families of truck accident victims, and educating the public, policy-makers and media about truck safety issues.

Underride Network. The Underride Network is concerned with issues affecting accident compatibility between small and larger vehicles including all sizes of trucks and SUV’s. We support improved underride guards for large trucks and trailers; on the front, side, and rear!

Advocates for highway and Auto Safety. An alliance of consumer, health and safety groups and insurance companies and agents working together to make America’s roads safer.