Truck and Bus Maintenance Requirements and Their Impact on Safety

The current study is analyzing the impact of preventative vehicle maintenance of large trucks and buses on safety, to include not only violations that are serious enough to be listed as out-of-service (OOS) criteria, but also other vehicle maintenance issues which have been found to cause or contribute to crashes. The study seeks to understand the effect of current regulations on maintenance and consider whether new or revised OOS criteria are needed. New or revised OOS criteria may include combinations of vehicle maintenance issues. This study is also assessing the prevalence and nature of State inspection programs and the maintenance standards of the safest carriers.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $335,627
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTMC7514D00011L-7009

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Walker, Martin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Start Date: 20160919
  • Expected Completion Date: 20190318
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01626326
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC7514D00011L-7009
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 22 2017 9:25AM