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TRUCKING ACCIDENT RESOURCES/LINKS

Share The Road Safely – The No Zone
From the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, dedicated to reducing motor vehicle accidents involving large trucks.

Insurance Information Institute
Includes information on vehicle safety, insurance, and more.

Tractor Trailer Washing

JIM MFG., Inc. provides a high quality and uniform Brush Wash every time!
With the Vader I System, your crew is able to remove the road film, soot
and chemical deposits that non-brush washes leave behind. After a few
washes your fleet will be easier to keep clean with a smooth, hard surface
restored.

Truck Driving School
Primary purpose is to help connect students with the trucking & transportation schools in their area that best match their budget, lifestyle, and career goals.

Accutrac Capital
Accutrac Capital is a factoring company dedicated to trucking companies. They combine the cheapest freight factoring with cost-saving services to maximize your profitability.

Federal Trade Commission
Provides consumer education materials on automobiles.

Federal Citizen Information Center
Features consumer information on cars.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Safety programs, regulations, and facts related to the prevention of commercial motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities.

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety / Highway Loss Data Institute
Features vehicle ratings, safety facts, publications and more.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Provides crash statistics and articles about traffic accidents and vehicle safety.

NSC Fact Sheet Library
Features fact sheets on tire blowouts, pedestrian safety, car phones, car breakdowns, car crashes, car fires, defensive driving and more.

National Safety Council (NSC)
Features articles on car maintenance safety, airbag and seat belt safety, and more.

American Trucking Associations
Includes information and research on the trucking industry, including highway and driver safety.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Features consumer publications, product recalls, reports on unsafe products, statistics and more.

U.S. Department of Transportation

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators – AAMVA
Non – profit organization which develops model programs in motor vehicle administration, police traffic services and highway safety. Its program development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service. Search for events, products and services and news room.

American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials – AASHTO
Non-profit, no partisan association representing all five transportation modes; air, highways, public transportation, rail and water in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

American National Standards Institute – ANSI
Non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Library and databases are available as well as list of services, standards information, events and membership.

American Society of Safety Engineers – ASSE
Founded in 1911, this is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its members manage, supervise, and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.

American Society for Testing Materials – ASTM
Provides a global forum for the development and publication of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services. ASTM standards serve as the basis for manufacturing, procurement and regulatory activities.

Department of Transportation – DOT
Search this site to find information about the departments organizations, their initiatives, reports and publications, also has related links and library resources.

Federal Highway Administration – FHWA
The FHWA is a part of the Department of Transportation, their job is to enhance the country’s economic vitality, quality of life and environment through proactive leadership, innovation, and service excellence.

Institute of Driver Behavior
Safety videos for the trucking industry.

Layover
One stop trucking resource, find/post jobs, accredited schools, industry news, chat and forums etc.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA
Responsible for reducing deaths, injuries and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.

Rubber Manufacturers Association
This national trade organization is recognized as the leading business advocate, resource and information clearinghouse for the rubber industry.

Safety Transportation Services
Fleet safety management company specializing in safety seminars, substance abuse programs, criminal checks, loss control and more.

Truck Search
Mega search engine for truckers and those who work in the trucking industry, with over 1000 sites to view.

Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is part of the Department of Transportation, and is located in Washington , DC . The office is responsible for the issuance, administration, and enforcement of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs), 49 CFR Parts 325, 350, 382-399, the Hazardous Materials Regulations, 49 CFR Parts 100-180, Part 40 as it pertains to the drug and alcohol testing requirements.

http://www.nara.gov/fedreg/index.html#top
Web site for the National archives and Records Administration. This is where you can read the code of federal regulations and federal registers on various topics.

http://www.nhtsa.gov
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – Part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), NHTSA is a federal agency for the prevention and control of motor vehicle and truck accident related death and injury.

American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators – AAMVA
Non – profit organization which develops model programs in motor vehicle administration, police traffic services and highway safety. Its program development and research activities provide guidelines for more effective public service. Search for events, products and services and news room.

American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials – AASHTO
Non-profit, no partisan association representing all five transportation modes; air, highways, public transportation, rail and water in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

http://ai.volpe.dot.gov
Analysis and Information (A&I) Online is an FMCSA internet site that provides quick and efficient access to truck safety statistics. Featured are current statistical information on: SafeStat results showing the relative safety status of individual motor carriers and Crash Profiles of large truck crashes for the nation and all 50 states.

Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways

The Underride Network is an organization of truck safety experts and victim/survivor volunteers working to educate the public and industry to the dangers of truck and trailer underride crashes.

http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov
Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) Web-Based Encyclopedia –
Comprehensive site offering a wealth of knowledge based on breakdown of truck related accidents, cause of truck accidents, and injuries/death categorized by state and year.

Institute of Driver Behavior
Safety videos for the trucking industry.

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

http://www.safersys.org/
Safety and Fitness Electric Records System (SAFERS) – Part of the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) — SAFERS offers the public access to truck company safety data.

Transportation Safety Institute – Hazardous Materials division

American Society of Safety Engineers – ASSE
Founded in 1911, this is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its members manage, supervise, and consult on safety, health and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education.

Located in New Orleans ,The Young Firm represents individuals who have been injured through the negligence of others.

State Departments of Transportation

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Government & Industry Resources & U.S. Government Sites

Legislative Branch

Executive Branch/Independent Agencies

Industry Resources

Documents, Publications, and Other Resources

International Sites

Extracting data from the ECM often answers critical questions regarding vehicle speed and the driver’s actions leading up to, during, and after a vehicle accident.