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Effective commercial truck and bus safety management techniques Knipling, Ronald R ; Hickman, Jeffrey S ; Bergoffen, Gene

By: Knipling, Ronald RContributor(s): Hickman, Jeffrey S | Bergoffen, GenePublication details: Washington DC Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program, 2003; Synthesis 1, Description: 105 s, 1,7 MbyteISBN: 0309087546Subject(s): USA | Lorry | Bus | Driver | Safety | Management | Policy | | Behaviour | Health | Fleet of vehicles | 841 | 843Online resources: Publikation/Publication Bibl.nr: VTI P6808:01Location: Abstract: This research project focuses on motor carrier (large truck and bus) fleet safety management: the problems fleet managers confront and the methods that are available to address these problems. Based on the knowledge and experience of the authors, a literature review, discussions and interviews with experts, and suggestions from the TRB synthesis panel, 20 discrete safety problems and 28 safety management methods were identified. Problems addressed encompass driver-safety knowledge, skills, driving behaviors, alertness, physical/medical condition, and attitudes. In addition, several vehicle-related problem areas, such as vehicle maintenance and inspection, were considered. Major safety management approaches addressed include those relating to driver recruiting, selection, carrier-based training, management-driver communications, driver safety-performance evaluation, safety incentives, behavior-based safety (BBS), on-board safety monitoring (OBSM), event-data recorders, accident investigation, improved driver scheduling and dispatching, fatigue management, carrier-based medical programs, preventive maintenance and vehicle inspection, advanced safety technologies, and industry-based safety standards and certification.
Item type: Reports, conferences, monographs
Holdings: VTI P6808:01

This research project focuses on motor carrier (large truck and bus) fleet safety management: the problems fleet managers confront and the methods that are available to address these problems. Based on the knowledge and experience of the authors, a literature review, discussions and interviews with experts, and suggestions from the TRB synthesis panel, 20 discrete safety problems and 28 safety management methods were identified. Problems addressed encompass driver-safety knowledge, skills, driving behaviors, alertness, physical/medical condition, and attitudes. In addition, several vehicle-related problem areas, such as vehicle maintenance and inspection, were considered. Major safety management approaches addressed include those relating to driver recruiting, selection, carrier-based training, management-driver communications, driver safety-performance evaluation, safety incentives, behavior-based safety (BBS), on-board safety monitoring (OBSM), event-data recorders, accident investigation, improved driver scheduling and dispatching, fatigue management, carrier-based medical programs, preventive maintenance and vehicle inspection, advanced safety technologies, and industry-based safety standards and certification.

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