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Good policy, good data drove Susan Collins' trucking rule

from The Bangor Daily News

Special interest groups have deliberately misled Congress and the public by distorting the safety record of the industry. For example, they have selectively chosen a narrow period, e.g., 2009-12, rather than the long term, to paint a negative picture of trucking. In fact, over the past decade — 2003-12, the most recent year available — truck-involved fatalities declined 22 percent, and the truck involved fatality rate, accounting for increased mileage exposure, dropped 37 percent. more


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