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    Study: NTSB offers NHTSA advice on semi truck safety
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    Based on studies conducted last year, the National Transportation Safety Board has sent seven recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "to improve the safety of tractor-trailers." The suggestions range from changing actual physical components on tractor-trailers, like ...

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    Study: IIHS calls out big rigs for dangerous rear underride guards [w/video]
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is always looking for new ways to make America's highways safer, and this latest test checks out the crashworthiness of one of the most overlooked vehicles on the road: tractor trailers. Pointing out design flaws inherent in semi trailers during rear-end ...

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    IIHS: Underride guards on semi trucks can fail even at low speeds
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    Insurance Institute for Highway Safety semi trailer crash test - Click for high-res image gallery
    A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that underride guards on semi trailers are prone to failure. Despite major advances in passenger car safety since the mid-1970s, ...

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    Video: This truck driver has got something on his nose...
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Is this a highway or the set of a new Bruce Willis flick? What appears to be a cell phone-wielding cameraman has captured some timely highway footage of a truck driver hauling more than just a few dozen tons of potentially hazardous liquid. We have ...

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    Semi-Dangerous? Truckers group says texting while driving is safe, necessary
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/political_opinion/Semi_Dangerous_Truckers_say_texting_while_driving_is_safe'; Research shows that a driver can be as much as 23 times more likely to get into an accident if he or she is texting while driving. New legislation in Washington aims to ban texting while ...

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    NHTSA institutes braking rules for large trucks, aims to cut stopping distances by 30%
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    The current standard for big rig braking is that a vehicle traveling at 60 mph needs to stop in 355 feet or less. It isn't entirely clear on what sort of distance most new heavy trucks need to brake from that speed, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is sharply reducing that ...

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    Silverado, Ram and Titan hit hard by IIHS side-impact crash test
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the IIHS side impact crash tests for full-size trucks
    Still think big, muscular trucks equal safety? In the case of the new Dodge Ram, Nissan Titan and Chevy Silverado, not necessarily. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety smashed up the four-door versions ...

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