Evaluating the Potential Safety Benefits of Electronic Logging Devices

This study used carrier-collected crash data to obtain a more representative picture of how ELDs performed under real-word driving conditions. Second, the analysis was at the truck level; thus, trucks with ELDs were compared to trucks without ELDs (i.e., the Virginia Technical Transportation Institute [VTTI] was able to differentiate crashes and HOS violations involving a truck with an ELD and those without). Third, a measure of exposure was calculated (miles traveled) at the truck level. Last, although the sample of participating carriers in the current study was a convenience sample, every attempt was made to obtain a sample that was representative of the general CMV population.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $150,000.00
  • 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:

    Alvarez, Albert

  • Performing Organizations:

    Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

    3500 Transportation Research Plaza
    Blacksburg, Virginia  United States  24061
  • Start Date: 20120700
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130900

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01627510
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 2:21PM