Examining the Effectiveness of Entry Level Driver Training in Improving Commercial Driver Licensed (CDL) Driver Safety Performance

This study will begin with an examination of any newer U.S. driver training effectiveness literature, and will broaden the literature review by including international studies. It will then seek and analyze data obtained from carrier fleets and commercial driver training schools to identify and evaluate safety outcomes associated with different entry level driver training curricula. The project will seek out qualitative perception from these fleets regarding driver safety performance associated with different curricula used to train the drivers they hired. The project will examine whether drivers trained in standardized curriculums (i.e., in Illinois) perform better than drivers who received training from non-standardized sources. Lastly, State data on drivers who received additional State mandated training will be examined.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Produce Safer Drivers


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • 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:

    TransAnalytics, LLC


    Maineway Services

    10 Tamarack Drive
    Fryeburg, ME  United States  04037
  • Principal Investigators:

    Boyle, Linda

    Bergoffen, Gene

  • Start Date: 20120929
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130926
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35387

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494310
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC75-08-A-00001, DTMC75-12-J-00048
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2013 1:00AM