OHIO MOTOR CARRIERS REACTIONS TO ITS/CVO INNOVATIONS

This paper synthesizes the concerns expressed by motor carriers toward seven Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) innovations dealing with the interface between government agencies and Commercial Vehicle Operators (CVO). These concerns were elicited in a mail survey of 400 carriers registered with the Ohio Trucking Association. Also presented is the methodology and discussion of the importance and limitations of the results. In summary, the respondents to the survey indicated a concern that the innovations might not be reliable enough to avoid degrading the efficiency of present operations and a mistrust of the government's ability to implement innovations without increasing bureaucracy. These concerns have not been reported in other studies in the ITS/CVO area. Carriers in Ohio also expressed a belief that the innovations might increase cost of operations. They also voiced concerns about information privacy, fairness in the distribution of benefits, and excessive government control. As opposed to other studies in the ITS/CVO area, which are based on interviews with industry representatives or non-specific surveys, the issues were identified from questions about particular innovations.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 761-771

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1996 12:00AM