EFFECT OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMATIC PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON SPECIFIC CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS

The purpose of the program was to determine the effect of proper commercial vehicle inspection and maintenance procedures on safety and to document the need for improved or modified inspection and maintenance requirements as stated in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Based on the data analysis it is concluded that there is an identifiable relationship between good inspection and maintenance practices and a reduction in defect-related accidents. It is recommended that the Bureau formalize the current practices of the better motor carrier with respect to vehicle inspection and expand the enforcement and education activities of the Bureau.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • McDole, T L
    • O'Day, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 139 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-SA-75-13, HS-017 673
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8272
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1990 12:00AM