TRB Upgrades Truck & Bus Safety Group

Jan. 16, 2004
The Transportation Research Board has upgraded its truck and bus safety group to full committee status thus allowing it to pursue research on major trucking safety issues such as vehicle design, carrier safety management programs, human factors, driver health and wellness. “The crash picture of trucks is quite different from cars and involves many different factors as well,” said Professor Ronald
The Transportation Research Board has upgraded its truck and bus safety group to full committee status thus allowing it to pursue research on major trucking safety issues such as vehicle design, carrier safety management programs, human factors, driver health and wellness.

“The crash picture of trucks is quite different from cars and involves many different factors as well,” said Professor Ronald Knipling, chairman of the newly-renamed ‘Domain of Truck & Bus Safety Research’ committee. “What we are setting out to do is evaluate the human, vehicle, roadway, operational, and organizational factors in trucking and how they affect motor carrier safety.”

Knipling, a senior research scientist at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, said his committee is finalizing a “circular” that will outline its research areas and goals for improving truck and bus safety. The top area on the committee’s list is finding new ways to collect and analyze truck & bus crash data so a clearer picture of trucking safety can be developed.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...