Effectiveness of Fostering Safety Culture in Motor Carriers

This project demonstrated that it was possible for small new entrant motor carriers to foster adoption of a safety culture via training and testing. Upon completing the training and testing program, new entrant carriers exhibited a number of improvements, including reduced number of safety audit failures, reduction in roadside violations and crashes, greater driver retention, and improved business survival rate. A blended curriculum that incorporated electronic learning (e-learning) with in-person sessions started being developed.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $675,000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC    20590
  • Project Managers:

    Goettee, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Montana State University, Bozeman

    P.O Box 174250
    Bozeman, MT  United States  59717

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    Blacksburg, VA  United States 

    University of Central Florida, Orlando

    12201 Research Parkway, Suite 501
    Orlando, FL  United States  32826-0150

    Integrated Technical Services

    2205 Candun Drive
    Apex, NC  United States  27523

    The SAGE Corporation

    4242 Carlisle Pike
    Camp Hill, PA  United States  17011
  • Principal Investigators:

    Campanian, Carmella

  • Start Date: 20090220
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140430
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35294

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492706
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC75-09-H-00009
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2013 1:00AM