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Freight Trucking

Author : United States. General Accounting Office
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Highway Safety Issues

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
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The U S Department of Transportation s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study Volume I Summary Report

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Future Truck and Bus Safety Research Opportunities

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Truck and Bus Safety and Related Issues

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
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Truck Safety

Author : Phyllis F. Scheinberg
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Encyclopedia of Transportation

Author : Mark Garrett
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Viewing transportation through the lens of current social, economic, and policy aspects, this four-volume reference work explores the topic of transportation across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and related areas, including geography, public policy, business, and economics. The book’s articles, all written by experts in the field, seek to answer such questions as: What has been the legacy, not just economically but politically and socially as well, of President Eisenhower’s modern interstate highway system in America? With that system and the infrastructure that supports it now in a state of decline and decay, what’s the best path for the future at a time of enormous fiscal constraints? Should California politicians plunge ahead with plans for a high-speed rail that every expert says—despite the allure—will go largely unused and will never pay back the massive investment while at this very moment potholes go unfilled all across the state? What path is best for emerging countries to keep pace with dramatic economic growth for their part? What are the social and financial costs of gridlock in our cities? Features: Approximately 675 signed articles authored by prominent scholars are arranged in A-to-Z fashion and conclude with Further Readings and cross references. A Chronology helps readers put individual events into historical context; a Reader’s Guide organizes entries by broad topical or thematic areas; a detailed index helps users quickly locate entries of most immediate interest; and a Resource Guide provides a list of journals, books, and associations and their websites. While articles were written to avoid jargon as much as possible, a Glossary provides quick definitions of technical terms. To ensure full, well-rounded coverage of the field, the General Editor with expertise in urban planning, public policy, and the environment worked alongside a Consulting Editor with a background in Civil Engineering. The index, Reader’s Guide, and cross references combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition. Available in both print and electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Transportation is an ideal reference for libraries and those who want to explore the issues that surround transportation in the United States and around the world.

Transportation Systems Reliability and Safety

Author : B.S. Dhillon
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During day-to-day use, thousands of lives are lost each year due to accidents, directly or indirectly, resulting from poor transportation system reliability and safety. In the United States, automobile accidents alone result in around 42,000 deaths per year, costing billions of dollars to the economy each year. A common subject in journal articles

Highway heavy Vehicle Interaction

Author : Douglas W. Harwood
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 3: Highway/Heavy Vehicle Interaction reports on the safety interactions of commercial trucks and buses with highway features and on highway improvements that can be made to improve the safety of heavy vehicle operations.

Effective Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Management Techniques

Author : Ronald R. Knipling
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 1: Effective Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Management Techniques focuses on the problems commercial truck and bus fleet managers confront, and the methods that are available to address problems in the areas of driver and vehicle safety, and more.

Synthesis of Freight Research in Urban Transportation Planning

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"TRB's National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Report 23: Synthesis of Freight Research in Urban Transportation Planning explores policies and practices for managing freight activity in metropolitan areas. The primary focus of the report is on "last-mile/first-mile" strategies, but it also addresses strategies affecting environmental issues and trading hubs or nodes. The research used to develop the report looked beyond the United States--mostly, but not exclusively' in Europe and the European BESTUFS (Best Urban Freight Solutions) program--for potentially relevant policies and practices that could be used in the United States"

Special Safety Concerns of the School Bus Industry

Author : Douglas M. Wiegand
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 17: Special Safety Concerns of the School Bus Industry explores various safety issues faced by school bus operators, including how the issues are currently addressed, barriers to improvements, and suggestions for making improvements in the future.

Safety Impacts of Speed Limiter Device Installations on Commercial Trucks and Buses

Author : Richard Bishop
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"Research sponsored by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration."

Integrating Freight Facilities and Operations with Community Goals

Author : Anne Strauss-Wieder
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Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety Belt Usage

Author : Gene Bergoffen
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 8: Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety Belt Usage identifies and documents motivating factors that influence commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers in deciding whether to wear safety belts and research and practices that address CMV safety belt usage. It also offers a review of ergonomic and human engineering factors in the design and use of safety belts in CMVs as well as approaches to facilitate safety belt use by truck manufacturers.

Security Measures in the Commercial Trucking and Bus Industries

Author : David M. Friedman
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 2: Security Measures in the Commercial Trucking and Bus Industries addresses key security threats to the commercial trucking and bus industries, risk management techniques available to assess potential threats, employee/driver hiring procedures, and more.

Alternative Truck and Bus Inspection Strategies

Author : Cambridge Systematics
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 10: Alternative Truck and Bus Inspection Strategies explores the characteristics of the various types of alternative commercial truck and bus inspection strategies currently being used by law enforcement agencies. The synthesis examines how vehicles are selected for inspection; how, when, and where vehicles are inspected; and the consequences of violations. The synthesis also provides information on the effectiveness of the inspection strategies, documenting benefits such as reduced costs and improved resource allocation.

Operational Differences and Similarities Among the Motorcoach School Bus and Trucking Industries

Author : Lance R. Grenzeback
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 6: Operational Differences and Similarities Among the Motorcoach, School Bus, and Trucking Industries is designed as a single resource for information on profiles, safety statistics, and general business operations for these three commercial vehicle industries.

Commercial Motor Vehicle Carrier Safety Management Certification

Author : Gene Bergoffen
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TRB's Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program (CTBSSP) Synthesis 12: Commercial Motor Vehicle Carrier Safety Management Certification examines information on existing commercial motor vehicle safety certification, selfevaluation, benchmarking, and best practices programs; identifies major common elements and protocols; and explores the crash-reduction effectiveness of the programs.

Development of Information on Intermodal Safety Issues in Illinois

Author : Athanasios K. Ziliaskopoulos
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The objective of this study was to identify safety and efficiency issues related to the intermodal truck movements in the Chicago area. The literature was comprehensively reviewed and all possible sources of information were identified, so that a clear and objective assessment of the status of the intermodal industry in Chicago could be provided, as well as the problems they face and the problems they are creating. It was not possible to get complete access to all databases, or conclusively answer questions, such as "Are intermodal trucks less safe than the non-intermodal trucks?" However, the reasons for that were identified and recommendations for remedying this shortcoming were provided. The requirements of this study were exceeded by investigating sources of potential information not considered before (automatic vehicle location, yard gate information) as well as the development of innovative tools that can help engineers and planners to objectively evaluate future improvements on the street network. In addition, the global view was taken of looking at the problem at the system level. Truck drivers were surveyed in a cost effective way and both insights and objective data were obtained. Also, in the course of this research, communication was established with all involved stakeholders (trucking companies, drivers, Illinois Transportation Association, Chicago Area Transportation Study, rail companies, the police) who helped the team understand the problems better from their perspectives. The findings of this research are outlined with emphasis on the implementable recommendations.