Study on Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Commuting (FAST Act - Section 5515)

In order to meet the statutory timeline requirements, the study will identify, and request data from, nine large motor carriers (five trucking and four motorcoach carriers) to better understand commuting patterns of CMV drivers. The carriers will be asked to provide information on their drivers’ home locations and work terminal locations, as appropriate, to estimate commuter distances traveled, time zones crossed, estimated time spent commuting, methods of transportation used, and the impacts of excessive commuting times on CMV crashes. The study agent has conducted a literature review to determine what research exists on the impacts of excessive commuting on truck safety and CMV driver fatigue (and in similar safety critical occupations). The study will survey CMV drivers’ to better understand their commuting practices and any related motor carrier policies. Additionally, the study report will highlight the FMCSA regulations, policies, and guidance regarding driver commuting.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • ICR is in the review cycle; several comments received by BTS required a re-review by their team. Met with acquisitions to discuss the possibility of a contract extension.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $286,093.00
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    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:

    Michel, Nicole

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maineway Services

    10 Tamarack Drive
    Fryeburg, ME  United States  04037
  • Start Date: 20160727
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01661842
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2018 8:28AM