FMCSA to survey industry for
safety system testing
Arlington, VA ?
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)
and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are
currently collaborating on the design of field tests for onboard
safety systems (OSS). The goal is to generate data and analyses
that will allow carriers to improve OSS investment decision-making.
During the last several years, FMCSA has partnered with the trucking
industry to test and evaluate the safety benefits of several onboard
systems, such as lane departure warning, collision warning, and
stability control systems. This latest initiative provides an
important opportunity for trucking industry stakeholders and FMCSA
to better understand the role of OSS in improving safety.
As part of this
initiative, ATRI is conducting a confidential survey of motor
carriers, focusing on OSS use and related issues. The responses
will be used to design a field test blueprint that will generate
meaningful data, allowing industry stakeholders to better understand
the impact of OSS on safety and operations.
The survey is
available online at
of the survey may also be obtained by contacting Racquel Pickett at
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ATRI is the trucking industry?s 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical
research relating to freight transportation?s essential role in
maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.