The Truck Safety Coalition is hosting its 2007 Sorrow to Strength Conference at Arlington, VA, on March 10-13, 2007.

Sorrow to Strength is designed for survivors of truck crashes and families/friends of those who have died or been injured. The conference allows survivors to come together for a weekend of sharing, remembrance, workshops and public policy actions to advance truck safety. This conference is open to all survivors, advocates, and legal/medical professionals interested in advancing truck safety.

The last Sorrow to Strength Conference in 2005 produced an agenda of important truck safety priorities, included visits arranged by TSC staff with key lawmakers in Congress and senior officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and release of a report comparing truck safety in each state at a press conference in Washington, DC. This year’s conference comes at a critical crossroads in truck safety, as trucking interests seek to roll back truck safety rules and laws.

WHEN: Saturday, March 10th – Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn – Arlington/Courthouse Plaza. For reservations, call the hotel directly at 1.877.STAYHGI (1.877.782.9444) or 703.528.4444.

COST: With the Truck Safety Coalition Group/Convention Code (TSG), Friday, Saturday and Sunday is $99 per room per night (tax not included) and $189 for Monday night. There is no fee for the conference itself. Scholarship funding is available to assist with travel costs.

This conference will be organized to discuss both personal experiences and how to work as a powerful, effective constituency. Throughout Sorrow to Strength, you will have the opportunity to meet with safety experts, elected officials, and safety supporters. You play an important role in the fight to improve truck safety and bring down truck crash deaths and injuries. Please, join us for this important meeting.

For more information or to answer any questions about Sorrow to Strength contact the Truck Safety Coalition at or 1.888.353.4572. For more information see

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