ATRI SEEKS MOTOR CARRIER INPUT FOR
Alexandria, Va. --
The American Transportation Research Institute announced today that
it is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration?s hours-of-service
provision that substantially altered the sleeper berth exception
affecting drivers? ability to split sleeper berth time.
collecting quarterly data this year in an effort to track changes in
driver safety performance and measure it against the overall safety
impacts of the 2004 hours-of-service rules, which included a more
flexible sleeper berth provision. This data collection is for
carrier safety data from the third quarter of 2006.
represents the second stage of data collection as part of its
continuing research to measure the safety impacts of the
hours-of-service rules changes. Information required includes
collision and driver injury data covering the period July 1 through
September 30, 2006. Data by participating motor carriers should be
submitted no later than November 10. ATRI will be collecting this
same data on a quarterly basis throughout 2006. Carriers interested
in providing data can contact ATRI?s Brian Smith at (770) 432-0628
the findings from its first hours-of-service study, ?Safety
Impacts of the New Hours of Service,,? earlier this year,
analyzing the safety effects of the 2004 rules. The study compared
the data with previous hours-of-service rules that had governed
driver health, safety and carrier productivity for decades. This
research found that the 2004 driver work and rest rules generated
significant improvements in driver safety performance.
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.