Federal safety board renews push for new technology to reduce truck crashes

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The National Transportation Safety Board has renewed its push for new safety equipment designed to prevent crashes involving large trucks, following the largest number of deaths in almost 40 years. The effort followed the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s preliminary 2021 statistics showing 5,601 deaths from crashes involving trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds. That was a 13% increase over 2020 and the most since the 5,613 fatalities recorded in 1985. The safety board recently renewed for a third year its list of most wanted safety improvements first released in 2021…

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