How Firm Size Affects Safety Performance in the U.S. Motor Carrier Industry

The purpose of this study was the development of a driver-focused truck crash prediction model with a particular focus on the size of the carrier that the driver is associated with at the time of a state reportable crash. While previous studies have shown that the characteristics of the driver affect driver involvement in reportable crashes, scant attention has been paid to how the size of the carrier affects crash rates. Generally speaking, smaller carriers do not have the resources to invest in monitoring and implementing sound safety practices to ensure safe operations in the United States (U.S.) motor carrier industry. This represents a significant problem because the majority of carriers in the industry are small carriers. This study seeks to enhance the understanding of how the characteristics of carriers contribute to driver involvement in state reportable crashes.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $24858.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Managing Organizations:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University
    2711 S Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Performing Organizations:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Institute for Transportation
    ISU Research Park
    Ames, IA  United States  50011-8664
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cantor, David

  • Start Date: 20140501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39446

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01560402
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 15 2015 1:01AM