New Braunfels woman urges weight limits for big rigs to protect other drivers

By: Jeff Goldblatt, Anchor
KENS5 News
May 7, 2013

New Braunfels woman urges weight limits for big rigs to protect other drivers

Widow of crash victim talks to Congress about truck safety

By: Isis Romero, Anchor
KSAT12/ABC
May 2, 2013
 

Wanda’s interview with KSAT12/ABC that was aired on the evening news on May 2, 2013.

Widow of crash victim talks to Congress about truck safety

Truck Safety Coalition Press Conference

“There is no way to bring back our loves ones, but there are ways to prevent others from dying and suffering debilitating injuries in truck crashes….” An excerpt from Wanda’s comments during a truck safety press conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 8, 2013.

NB woman speaks at D.C. event

Local newspaper article on Wanda’s trip to DC

Wanda was headlined on front page of the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung newspaper regarding her meeting on Capitol Hill today with U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.), the second-ranking Democrat on the House Rules Committee.

New Braunfels wreck survivor heading to Capitol Hill

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood

Our Foundation was the focus of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s blog on February 28th.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Bill Bronrott said, “I cannot thank you enough for your participation in the kickoff of FMCSA’s training academy for our next group of Safety Investigators.  As one trainee told me after your remarks, he will think of you every day he is on the job.  I look forward to our collaborations in the future for greater commercial vehicle safety.”

See the blog at this link: FMCSA welcomes incoming Safety Investigator class to the front lines of commercial motor vehicle safety

DOT Safety Investigator’s Conference

 The John Lindsay Foundation was represented recently at U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Safety Investigator’s Conference in San Marcos, TX.  New DOT investgators from eleven states across the nation were in town for a 10-week training period. Wanda Lindsay, keynote speaker, addressed the group about the Foundation’s goals to educate the public on the dangers of sleep apnea in the commercial motor vehicle industry. Also in attendance were Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Deputy Administrator, William Bronrott, TX DPS Sgt. Virgil Verduzco and Mark Milligan, DOT’s Investigator for the Eastern Service Center.

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Washington D.C. Trip

Wanda met with Administrator Anne Ferro of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation building in Washington, D.C. in January, 2013. DSCN6940

 

Tom & Wanda Lindsay with Boyd Stephenson of the American Trucking Association after their meeting in Washington D.C. 0124131010a

 

Interview on Saturday Daybreak – KATV

KATV/ABC/Channel 7/Little Rock, AR

By Todd Yakoubian
June 23, 2012

 

Widow on mission to warn against sleep apnea and traffic crashes

Widow on mission to warn against sleep apnea and traffic crashes

By: Great Day Live hosts Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners
WHAS-TV/ABC/Channel 11/Louisville, KY
July 23, 2012

 

Widow raising awareness about sleep apnea among truckers

Widow raising awareness about sleep apnea among truckers

By: Connie Leonard
WAVE-3 TV/NBC/Louisville, KY
July 30, 2012

“Truck drivers can be treated and drive their equipment safely, ” Wanda told us she found from her research. Apparently, more trucking companies are catching on too, like Schneider National. They’ve found investing in sleep apnea programs pays off, leading to fewer large crashes, a drop in medical costs and an increase in driver retention.