Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

In the heat of the moment – Washington DC


A press conference a couple years ago.

We’re headed to Washington DC today, to attend over the weekend and into next week, the 8th Sorrow to Strength conference. Many of you know that I’m a volunteer for the Truck Safety Coalition, that I’ve been working with them on truck safety issues ever since my dad was killed by a tired trucker in December of 2004.

Every other year a lot of families, all whose lives have been forever changed by truck crashes, meet in DC to provide support to each other and to lobby for safer truck regulation.

Tami, a good friend now, lost multiple members of her family in a truck crash and resulting fire.

It’s hard.

But it’s good too, to reconnect with people we’ve come to know and to meet the new families, fresh in their grief.

At another press conference, fighting double 33 foot trailers.

I’ll let you know more about it next week, if I have time to post, or after we get home if I don’t.

Safety is no accident.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

19 thoughts on “In the heat of the moment – Washington DC

  1. Sad to think about new families being thrust against their will into this group of yours, but how fortunate they are that there is a group to surround them with comfort. Go get ’em, Dawn!!


  2. You do some very important work. It should be completely unnecessary to lose any life in truck (or any car) accidents.


  3. Sending warm thoughts your way.


  4. sending you strength and a hug. you have turned a negative into a positive with your work.


  5. Dawn, I think about you and your work every time I see a semi. Blessings and encouragement!


  6. I wish you well as you continue to help those who need your strength and perspective on this sad, but real, problem. Tender mercies.


  7. Good luck, Dawn. Wishing you strength and moments of peace throughout your trip. Thank you for the work you do.


  8. I will not make the statement that I know what you (and others) have and are going through because of truck drivers. But you have my prayers and hopes that that your trip brings about good outcomes. I lost my oldest son in a freak industrial accident in 2013 when he was 34 years old (he left behind a wife and three young children). Hugs and blessings to you, Dawn. ♥


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