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ATA Applauds NTSB's Efforts on Highway Safety

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following today's release of the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List of safety improvements, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves applauded the organization's commitment to safety.

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"We appreciate NTSB's persistence in addressing critical safety issues, especially those that affect the trucking industry's workplace, our highways," Graves said. "Chairwoman Deborah Hersman and the Board deserve credit for continuing the push to make our entire transportation system safer."

NTSB's Most Wanted List is an important record of needed safety improvements, and this year includes three items of particular interest to the trucking industry: eliminating distraction, addressing substance-impaired driving and improving occupant protection and crashworthiness of vehicles.

"In these areas, we agree," Graves said, "ATA has long been a proponent of reducing the risks of distracted driving, eliminating drunk or drugged driving by all motorists and improving the crashworthiness of vehicles. It makes good sense for NTSB to shine a light on these important issues."

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Good stuff. Trucks Bring It!

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