INSPECTION, DEFECT DETECTION, AND ACCIDENT CAUSATION IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

A recently completed HSRI study, "Effects of Commercial Vehicle Systematic Preventive Maintenance on Specific Causes of Accidents", concluded that an identifiable relationship exists between good commercial vehicle inspection and maintenance practices and a reduction in defect-related accidents. The better maintenance practices were usually associated with larger firms, and poorer maintenance practices more often were associated with smaller firms or individual owner operators. Also documented was the need for improved or modified inspection and maintenance requirements as stated in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 28 Feb-4 March 1977 Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • McDole, T L
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770116
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2001 12:00AM