Highway Safety Issues

Each year 5 million trucks log more than 138 billion miles with an overall safety
record that is almost twice as good as that for automobiles. These trucks,
operated by more than 230,000 American firms, haul 77% of the dollar value of
all freight ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation

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Category: Federal aid to transportation

Page: 583

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The U S Department of Transportation s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study Volume I Summary Report

An important first step in this study was to review previous studies that had been
conducted by the Department , TRB , and others concerning TS & W and related
truck safety issues . While safety was Figure 2. National Freight Transportation ...

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Page: 69

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Truck and Bus Safety and Related Issues

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation of the Committee
on Public Works and Transportation, ... the views of the American Bus
Association ( ABA ) with regard to the many critical safety issues that confront our
industry .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation

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Category: Bus driving

Page: 671

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Truck Safety and Freight Mobility

The models indicated that moving freight with fewer trucks would provide a safety
benefit , but the models also ... of truck fees to the debate between trucking and
rail , the Size and Weight Study does not address the issue of truck pricing .

Author: United States

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Category: Federal aid to transportation

Page: 124

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Transportation Systems Reliability and Safety

Truck. and. Bus. Safety. 8.1 Introduction Commercial truck and bus transport have
major economic importance in most of the ... Bus Safety Issues Over the years,
various studies have identified many truck and bus safetyrelated issues. Some of
 ...

Author: B.S. Dhillon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439846413

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 236

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During day-to-day use, thousands of lives are lost each year due to accidents, directly or indirectly, resulting from poor transportation system reliability and safety. In the United States, automobile accidents alone result in around 42,000 deaths per year, costing billions of dollars to the economy each year. A common subject in journal articles

Effective Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Management Techniques

Ronald R. Knipling, Jeffrey Scott Hickman, Gene Bergoffen, Commercial Truck
and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (U.S.) ... By Christopher W. Jenks CTBSSP
Manager Transportation Research Board This synthesis, the first in the CTBSSP
... Twenty discrete safety problems and 28 safety management methods are
identified.

Author: Ronald R. Knipling

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309087546

Category: Bus lines

Page: 53

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 1: Effective Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Management Techniques focuses on the problems commercial truck and bus fleet managers confront, and the methods that are available to address problems in the areas of driver and vehicle safety, and more.

Highway heavy Vehicle Interaction

Douglas W. Harwood, Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (
U.S.) United States. ... By Christopher W. Jenks CTBSSP Manager Transportation
Research Board This synthesis will be of use to state agencies, commercial truck
and bus carriers, and others ... Administrators, commercial truck and bus carriers,
government regulators, and researchers often face problems for which
information ...

Author: Douglas W. Harwood

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309087562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 94

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 3: Highway/Heavy Vehicle Interaction reports on the safety interactions of commercial trucks and buses with highway features and on highway improvements that can be made to improve the safety of heavy vehicle operations.

Synthesis of Freight Research in Urban Transportation Planning

Trucks and vans provide the “last mile/first—mile” transport, as well as most
medium haul freight transport. ... undertaken to contribute further to solutions of
urban freight transport in terms of economic, environmental, and social/ safety
issues.

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ISBN: 9780309259088

Category: Freight and freightage

Page: 89

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"TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 23: Synthesis of Freight Research in Urban Transportation Planning explores policies and practices for managing freight activity in metropolitan areas. The primary focus of the report is on "last-mile/first-mile" strategies, but it also addresses strategies affecting environmental issues and trading hubs or nodes. The research used to develop the report looked beyond the United States--mostly, but not exclusively' in Europe and the European BESTUFS (Best Urban Freight Solutions) program--for potentially relevant policies and practices that could be used in the United States"

Safety Impacts of Speed Limiter Device Installations on Commercial Trucks and Buses

Administrators, commercial truck and bus carriers, government regulators, and re
- searchers often face problems for ... by the Transportation Research Board, was
authorized in late 2001 and began in 2002 in support of the FMCSA's safety ...

Author: Richard Bishop

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309098270

Category: Automobiles

Page: 43

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"Research sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration."

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety Belt Usage

By Christopher W. Jenks CTBSSP Manager Transportation Research Board This
synthesis will be useful to commercial vehicle ... engineering factors in the design
and use of safety belts in CMVs as well as approaches to facilitate safety belt use
by truck manufacturers. ... Administrators, commercial truck and bus carriers,
government regulators, and researchers often face problems for which
information ...

Author: Gene Bergoffen

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309088275

Category: Truck drivers

Page: 36

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 8: Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety Belt Usage identifies and documents motivating factors that influence commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in deciding whether to wear safety belts and research and practices that address CMV safety belt usage. It also offers a review of ergonomic and human engineering factors in the design and use of safety belts in CMVs as well as approaches to facilitate safety belt use by truck manufacturers.

Safety Policy Considerations in Truck and Rail Freight Transportation

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Freight transportation contributes to the quality of
people's lives by making a wide array of ... Following this general comparison ,
we turn our attention to safety issues related to freight trucks operating on public ...

Author: David J. Forkenbrock

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Category: Freight and freightage

Page: 48

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Security Measures in the Commercial Trucking and Bus Industries

David M. Friedman, Carol Mitchell, Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis
Program (U.S.). FOREWORD. By Christopher W. Jenks CTBSSP Manager
Transportation Research Board This synthesis will be of use to commercial truck
and bus carriers and others ... truck and bus training schools; security procedures
and technologies employed by carriers; issues associated with implementation
and/or ...

Author: David M. Friedman

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309087554

Category: Bus lines

Page: 38

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 2: Security Measures in the Commercial Trucking and Bus Industries addresses key security threats to the commercial trucking and bus industries, risk management techniques available to assess potential threats, employee/driver hiring procedures, and more.

Alternative Truck and Bus Inspection Strategies

Cambridge Systematics, MaineWay Services, Commercial Truck and Bus Safety
Synthesis Program (U.S.). FOREWORD. By Christopher W. Jenks CTBSSP
Manager Transportation Research Board This synthesis will be useful to federal
and state agencies, commercial ... Administrators, commercial truck and bus
carriers, government regulators, and researchers often face problems for which
information ...

Author: Cambridge Systematics

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309097436

Category: Buses

Page: 43

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 10: Alternative Truck and Bus Inspection Strategies explores the characteristics of the various types of alternative commercial truck and bus inspection strategies currently being used by law enforcement agencies. The synthesis examines how vehicles are selected for inspection; how, when, and where vehicles are inspected; and the consequences of violations. The synthesis also provides information on the effectiveness of the inspection strategies, documenting benefits such as reduced costs and improved resource allocation.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Carrier Safety Management Certification

Gene Bergoffen, Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (U.S.) ...
Manager Transportation Research Board This synthesis will be useful to federal
and state agencies, commercial truck and bus ... Administrators, commercial truck
and bus carriers, government regulators, and researchers often face problems for
 ...

Author: Gene Bergoffen

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309098785

Category: Carriers

Page: 52

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 12: Commercial Motor Vehicle Carrier Safety Management Certification examines information on existing commercial motor vehicle safety certification, selfevaluation, benchmarking, and best practices programs; identifies major common elements and protocols; and explores the crash-reduction effectiveness of the programs.

Impact of Behavior based Safety Techniques on Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers

Jeffrey Scott Hickman, Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (
U.S.) ... Manager Transportation Research Board This synthesis will be useful to
federal and state agencies, commercial truck ... Administrators, commercial truck
and bus carriers, government regulators, and researchers often face problems for
 ...

Author: Jeffrey Scott Hickman

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309098769

Category: Bus drivers

Page: 67

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 11: Impact of Behavior-Based Safety Techniques on Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers explores various strategies designed to increase safety-related driving behaviors and decrease at-risk driving behaviors of commercial motor vehicle drivers. The report also examines innovative and successful behavior-based safety practices in commercial vehicle settings.

The Role of Safety Culture in Preventing Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes

By Christopher W. Jenks Director, Cooperative Research Programs
Transportation Research Board This synthesis will be ... Administrators,
commercial truck and bus carriers, government regulators, and researchers often
face problems for ...

Author: Jeffrey Short

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309098912

Category: Bus lines

Page: 49

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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 14: The Role of Safety Culture in Preventing Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes explores practices on developing and enhancing a culture of safety among commercial motor vehicle drivers. The report also examines suggested steps for increasing a safety culture through a series of best practices.

Truck Safety

Effectiveness of Motor Carriers Office Hampered by Data Problems and Slow
Progress on Implementing Safety Initiatives : Statement of Phyllis F. Scheinberg,
Associate Director, Transportation Issues, Resources, Community, and Economic
 ...

Author: Phyllis F. Scheinberg

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Category: Truck accidents

Page: 11

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Development of Information on Intermodal Safety Issues in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and other local and state
governments are increasingly confronted with issues concerning increasing
traffic congestion, inadequate roadway design, and public safety factors caused
by the truck ...

Author: Athanasios K. Ziliaskopoulos

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Category: Containerization

Page: 75

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The objective of this study was to identify safety and efficiency issues related to the intermodal truck movements in the Chicago area. The literature was comprehensively reviewed and all possible sources of information were identified, so that a clear and objective assessment of the status of the intermodal industry in Chicago could be provided, as well as the problems they face and the problems they are creating. It was not possible to get complete access to all databases, or conclusively answer questions, such as "Are intermodal trucks less safe than the non-intermodal trucks?" However, the reasons for that were identified and recommendations for remedying this shortcoming were provided. The requirements of this study were exceeded by investigating sources of potential information not considered before (automatic vehicle location, yard gate information) as well as the development of innovative tools that can help engineers and planners to objectively evaluate future improvements on the street network. In addition, the global view was taken of looking at the problem at the system level. Truck drivers were surveyed in a cost effective way and both insights and objective data were obtained. Also, in the course of this research, communication was established with all involved stakeholders (trucking companies, drivers, Illinois Transportation Association, Chicago Area Transportation Study, rail companies, the police) who helped the team understand the problems better from their perspectives. The findings of this research are outlined with emphasis on the implementable recommendations.

Truck Accident Litigation

As early as 1935 the National Safety Council issued its report on the problem,
Too Long at the Wheel} Since then, our ... In that year, Secretary of Transportation
Federico Pena called for the first National Truck and Bus Safety Summit, to be ...

Author: Laura Ruhl Genson

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590317600

Category: Law

Page: 504

View: 837

Written by industry professionals, engineers, reconstructionists, and litigators experienced in the trucking field, this comprehensive guidebook provides a strong knowledge base of the trucking industry and serves as a how to for handling a commercial motor vehicle case from intake to trial. The book covers: the lawyer's role in a truck accident investigation; data collection, site, vehicle, and electronic evidence; spoliation of evidence; driving situations (weather conditions, hazardous materials, human factors); on-board electronics; tires, wheels and brakes; technology (what exists, how to use it, and admissibility in court); the plaintiff and defense perspectives; changes from the engineering perspective with respect to engine configuration, speed, and more; and the trial.

Intermodal Freight Transportation and Highway Safety

HIGHWAY SAFETY IMPACT OF RAIL - HIGHWAY INTERMODAL SERVICE This
chapter presents a number of issues related to ... Reductions in Truck VMT The
general assumption in intermodal transportation is that trip mileage is shifted from
 ...

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Category: Freight and freightage

Page: 98

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