Owner Operators versus Company Drivers Safety Performance Analysis

The purpose of this study is the development of a proof-of-concept truck crash prediction model with a particular focus on the use of owner-operators and employee drivers employed by the carrier. While substantial attention has been given to motor carrier safety performance, scant attention has been paid to how a carrier’s use of owner-operators and employee drivers affects carrier crash rates. It is important to provide insight on which of these labor segments is more prone to achieving better safety performance. This represents a significant problem because of the significant number of owner-operators in the industry. This study will enhance the understanding of how the use of owner-operators and employee drivers contributes to state reportable crashes.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $58500
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC37

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Midwest Transportation Center

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

    Midwest Transportation Center

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

    Cantor, David

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01578124
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Midwest Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC37
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 13 2015 3:37PM