INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND THE "HIGH RISK" COMMERCIAL DRIVER

There is a common belief in the trucking industry that, while most truck and bus drivers are both conscientious and safe, a relatively small percentage of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are associated with a significant and inordinate percentage of the overall number of motor carrier crashes. These drivers are considered to be "high risk" drivers, and the study summarized in this Tech Brief focuses on these commercial drivers. This project explores factors associated with "high risk drivers" and the means by which carriers can reduce crash risk through various safety management practices and other safety interventions.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Office of Research and Technology, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2004-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Tech Brief
    • Publisher: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989309
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FMCSA-RT-04-006
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2005 12:00AM