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Confounding Factors of Commercial Motor Vehicles in Safety Critical Events
Recent quasi-experimental commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver hours-of-service (HOS) studies published through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2011 readily identified consistent increases in crash odds as driving time increased. These studies identified time-on-task as a significant indicator of ...
Understanding Truck Parking Behavior and Choice of Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators: Impacts on Roadway Safety
It is nationally recognized that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators often cannot find adequate and safe parking for rest purposes. This is especially true for the Pacific Northwest, where high-use corridor rest areas are experiencing demand for truck parking that exceeds capacity. These rest areas are intended for ...
Evaluation of the Social Cost of Modal Diversion: A Multi-Modal Safety Analysis
A multifaceted controversy surrounds the evolving use of rail lines for the movement of coal and oil out of the Midwest to West Coast ports. From environmental concerns over blowing coal dust, to recent catastrophic derailments and subsequent explosions of rail cars carrying Bakken oil out of North Dakota, to the closure of ...
Developing a Performance Measurement Approach to Benefit/Cost Freight Project Prioritization
Future reauthorizations of the federal transportation bill will require a comprehensive and quantitative analysis of the freight benefits of proposed freight system projects. To prioritize public investments in freight systems and to insure consideration of the contribution of freight to the overall system performance, states ...
Performance-Measure Based Asset Management Tool for Rural Freight Mobility in the Pacific Northwest
MAP-21 establishes national objectives to increase productivity and economic efficiency of the nation’s freight infrastructure. The recent passage of MAP-21 has placed an emphasis on integrating asset and performance management tools to help transportation agencies better manage the critical transportation infrastructure. ...
Developing a Robust Survey Methodology for Collecting Information on the Port Truck Drayage Industry
This paper describes the population characteristics in the drayage trucking population of the Port of Seattle as determined by the 2013 Truck Driver Survey. The 2013 Truck Driver Survey was created to give the Port of Seattle more information on the trip destinations, working conditions, equipment, and economics of truck ...