SAFETY RECORDS OF TRUCKS USED FOR LONG HAUL HEAVY GOODS MOVEMENT ---PROCEEDINGS OF THE 23RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH FORUM, MINAKI LODGE, ONTARIO, CANADA, 24-27 MAY 1988

In Canada there is a growing interest and concern regarding the effects of relaxing weight and dimension regulation of large trucks, particularly with regard to the safety implications of larger and heavier truck configurations. Based on a literature review of heavy truck accident studies performed in various countries throughout the world, this study attempted to determine whether any useful conclusions could be drawn regarding the safety performance of large trucks as a function of vehicle combination, length of haul, vehicle size and weight and tonnage hauled. Results indicate that while there is reasonable agreement regarding accident rates for trucks versus cars, there is little consensus on issues dealing with the effects of gross vehicle weight or the number of trailers on accident rate. The authors conclude that an in-depth study of truck safety on the Canadian road scene is required. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 807127.

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    CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH FORUM

    P.O. BOX 577
    Moncton, NB,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • ALLAM, SPR
    • Alfa, A S
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00487252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM