Truck Crash Causation in Louisiana

Commercial trucks are significantly important to state and federal agencies because of their contribution to the economy. Commercial truck transportation is responsible for over 80% of freight transported commodities annually, which accounts for around $700.4B in transported goods. Thus, truck crashes may lead to tremendous economic losses, damages to the roadway infrastructure, negative environmental impacts, and cause significant loss of lives. There has been an upward trend in truck crashes in the state of Louisiana. State and federal agencies continuously try to take proactive actions to manage commercial truck transportation better and enhance safety. Such actions rely on comprehensive studies of cause and effect of truck crashes. To the research team’s knowledge, minimal effort has been directed to investigate the reasons and implications of commercial truck crashes in Louisiana. As such, this study aims to perform data analytics to identify causes and economic impacts of commercial truck crashes. The research team will collect and analyze truck crash data (driver, vehicle, roadway, and environment) to identify the contributing factors to crashes and the impact of crashes on the transportation system and economy of Louisiana.

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    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $50318
    • Contract Numbers:

      18SALSU05

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Transportation Consortium of South-Central States

      Louisiana State University
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803
    • Project Managers:

      Hassan, Marwa

    • Performing Organizations:

      Louisiana State University and A&M College

      202 Himes Hall
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70803

      Louisiana Transportation Research Center

      4101 Gourrier Avenue
      Baton Rouge, LA  United States  70808
    • Principal Investigators:

      Osman, Osama

      Codjoe, Julius

    • Start Date: 20180315
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190915
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01664058
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Transportation Consortium of South-Central States
    • Contract Numbers: 18SALSU05
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Mar 16 2018 4:46PM