Report on the adequacy of federal government structural design specifiations for tank truck trailers used in transporting hazardous substances. Based on an analysis of 1973-76 tank truck accident data, and on results of overturn tests of 2 tank trailers. Accident data shows: tank trailer accidents, cargo, and resulting damage in selected states; new tank trailers delivered; and state rankings by number and percent of tank trailer overturns; selected years 1971-76. Also, data on tank trailer accidents and overturns, casualties, and property damage, by driver and trip characteristics; vehicle, cargo, and road type; state and type of area; time of accident; light and weather conditions; and accident type and effect on cargo; 1973-75. Copyright asi. Accident data are from Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety (bmcs) computerized accident file, state transportation depts, National Transportation Safety Board, National Safety Council, Materials Transportation Bureau, DOD, and Coast Guard.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science, Inciorporated

    Phoenix, AZ  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00321193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM