CTBSSP Synthesis 20: Potential Safety Benefits of Motor Carrier Operational Efficiencies
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CTBSSP Synthesis 20:
Potential Safety Benefits of Motor Carrier Operational Efficiencies
(2011)
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 20: Potential Safety Benefits of Motor Carrier Operational Efficiencies addresses risk avoidance strategies and highlights their use and perceived safety effects. The report is designed to assist motor carriers in deploying their vehicles in ways that may minimize crash risk.

Topics

  • Transportation — Motor Carriers
  • Transportation — Safety and Human Factors
  • Transportation — Vehicles and Equipment
Contents

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-2
Background 3-4
Project Objectives, Methods, and Scope 5-6
Conceptual Framework for Commercial Vehicle Operations Risk Avoidance Strategies 7-8
Preventive Maintenance 9-9
Minimizing Loading, Unloading, and Related Delays 12-12
Optimizing Routing and Navigation 13-15
Road Selection: Divided Versus Undivided Roads 16-16
Avoiding Work Zones 17-17
Avoiding Traffic 18-18
Efficient Scheduling: Optimal Times for Safe Travel 19-19
Avoiding Adverse Weather 20-20
Vehicle Size and Configuration 21-22
Onboard Computers and Mobile Communications 23-23
Team Driving 24-24
Fuel Economy and Safety 25-26
Monitoring Vehicle Condition 27-27
General Relationship Between Efficiency and Safety 28-29
Overview of Survey Approach, Analysis, and Interpretation 30-30
Motor Carrier Safety-Manager Survey Methods 31-31
Motor Carrier Safety-Manager Survey Results 32-37
Other-Expert Survey Methods 38-38
Other-Expert Survey Results 39-41
Case Study A: Large Truckload Carrier 42-42
Case Study C: Large Truckload Carrier 43-43
Case Study D: Large Truckload Carrier 44-44
Case Study E: Medium-Sized Regional Truckload Carrier 45-45
Case Study G: Large Retail Chain Private Fleet 46-46
Case Study H: Large Utility Private Fleet 47-47
Case Study I: Medium-Sized Private and For-Hire Food and General Cargo Carrier 48-48
Case Study K: Small Charter and Scheduled Bus Service 49-50
Safety-Relevant Carrier Efficiencies 51-53
Reported Effective Carrier Practices 54-54
Research and Development Needs 55-57
References 58-61
Acronyms 62-62
Glossary 63-63
Appendix A - Project Survey Forms 64-64
Appendix A1 - Safety-Manager Questionnaire 65-66
Appendix A2 - Other-Expert Questionnaire 67-68
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 69-69

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