A deadly crash in Kentucky last year has prompted the the National Transportation Safety Board to recommend that states ban texting and cell phone use by truckers and other commercial drivers when they’re behind the wheel. The agency issued the recommendations after determining that a driver whose tractor-trailer crashed into a van, killing 11 people,… Continue reading After Ky. Crash, NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban For Truckers
Deborah Hersman left Washington D.C. Wednesday and is traveling in various semis to the Mid-American Truck Show in Louisville. Along the way, she’s meeting with safety officials in West Virginia and Kentucky.
Deborah A.P. Hersman will left Washington D.C. Wednesday, in the passenger seat of a tractor-trailer. She will ride with five different truck drivers on her trip, which is meant to give her first-hand knowledge of the challenges drivers face and any potential safety hazards on the roads.