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Horse trailer legislation

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Senate is considering legislation to make double-decker transport of horses illegal. The Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2013 bans transportation of horses in trailers with two or more levels, according to bill co-sponsor Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Co-sponsor Senator Kirk of Illinois (R) states that it …

Tractor Trailer Slams into Bicyclist in Dartmouth, RI

An 18-wheel tractor trailer hit a woman riding her bicycle in the New Bedford Business Park in Dartmouth on Wednesday, March 21. According to SouthCoastToday.com, details were not available of the accident that sent the woman to a Rhode Island hospital with serious injuries. Dartmouth police are continuing their investigation of the circumstances that led …

Bus Driver Injured in Crash with Semi in Seekonk, MA

An accident involving a tractor trailer and a school bus in Seekonk, Mass., left a bus driver with non-life-threatening injuries on Monday, March 12. According to the Providence Journal, no children were on the bus at the time of the accident, which occurred on eastbound Route 195. The school  bus driver was treated at a …

NTSB: Ban All Cell Phone Use While Driving

Truck drivers who’ve felt singled out by talk of cell phone bans can take heart: It’s not just about trucks anymore. Thanks to a strong correlation between fatality crashes and cell phone usage while driving, on Tuesday the five-person National Transportation Safety Board unanimously recommended a universal ban on talking, texting, and emailing while driving …

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