EFFECT OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMATIC PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON SPECIFIC CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS (1972-1974)

Data were collected in Texas, Michigan, and Pennsylvania for various periods, 1972-1974, from reported accident records, interviews with samples of truck drivers involved in accidents, and interviews with trucking company maintenance personnel. The effects of trucking company maintenance quality and inspection practices on incidence of accidents invlving mechanical defects are assessed. Includes 18 charts, 9 tables, and extensive text statistics on distribution of accidents, by type of defect, cargo, day of week, and other vehicle and accident characteristics; company inspection, maintenance, and record keeping practices, by size and type of operation; and perceived appropriateness of various state and Federal regulations. (TSC)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00320191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TSR, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM