Effective Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Management Techniques

This Tech Brief is a review of the synthesis study, “Effective Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Management Techniques,” published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and sponsored by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This synthesis study identified major safety management problems of concern to motor carrier (large truck and bus) safety managers and other industry experts. More importantly, it described available approaches to enhanced safety, cited evidence for their effectiveness, and generated hypotheses for new research and development (R&D) on commercial truck and bus fleet safety management practices. Truck driving is the most hazardous occupation in the United States; more than 5,000 fatalities occur annually in truck crashes, and per-vehicle crash costs for tractor-trailers are more than four times those of other vehicle types.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 4p
  • Serial:
    • Tech Brief
    • Publisher: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01522382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FMCSA-MCRRR-07-006
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 14 2014 1:54PM