TURNER TRUCK HANDLING AND STABILITY PROPERTIES AFFECTING SAFETY. FINAL REPORT - VOLUME I - TECHNICAL REPORT

Based on a review of large-truck performance and safety literature, discussions with persons involved with manufacturing or using trucks, and computer analyses and limited testing of prototype and baseline vehicles, this study provides findings and recommendations aimed at the following objectives: 1) identify vehicle and/or component parameters and size and weight allowances (that is, "design attributes") that will mitigate the crash and injury risk and enhance the operational safety of Turner trucks; 2) identify the environment--traffic, roadway, and weather--within which Turner trucks can be safely operated; 3) assess crash and injury risks of Turner trucks in comparison with those of the trucks they would be expected to replace; and 4) establish minimum performance and handling standards for Turner trucks that seek to limit crash risk to tolerable levels while encouraging innovation in new truck and component design.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150
  • Authors:
    • Fancher, P
    • Mathew, A
    • Campbell, K
    • Blower, D
    • Winkler, C
  • Publication Date: 1989-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 207 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610246
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-89-11, HS-040 969
  • Contract Numbers: NCHRP 2-16A
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM