As a coalition partner, NTTC will collaborate with FMCSA and other stakeholders to make America’s highways a safer place for all drivers, according to NTTC. This initiative dovetails with NTTC’s anti-distracted driving program, Zero Distractions.
“Through Our Roads, Our Safety, NTTC’s safety programs will reach wider audiences, and NTTC will help other partners do the same,’’ NTTC said in a press release.
FMCSA Administrator Ray Martinez met with NTTC to formally welcome the organization into the program.
Our Roads, Our Safety
Our Roads, Our Safety is a consortium of industry and safety groups that aims to improve roadway safety by “empowering road users’’ and providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to operate safely around large trucks and buses, according to NTTC.
“Driving a truck is very different from driving a car, and the public at large just doesn’t understand that,” said Paul Emerson, the NTTC Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year. “The more people that understand things like blind spots, or how long it takes to stop, the safer our highways and roads are.’’
“We’re very happy to be a part of this program,” said Daniel Furth, president of NTTC. “Our Roads, Our Safety fits perfectly with NTTC’s mission to champion safety and success in the tank truck industry through advocacy and education.
NTTC represents more than 600 companies that specialize in bulk transportation services throughout North America. The tank-truck industry generates roughly 6 percent of all truck freight revenue, which represents 30 percent of all truck freight in terms of tonnage due to the heavy nature of the liquid bulk products.
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