NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Has an employer ever asked you to do something that violated your code of ethics as a safety professional?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote   Results

Get the news that's
important to you.

Sign up for Safety+Health’s free monthly newsletters on:

  • Construction
  • Health Care Workers
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Office Safety Tips
  • Transportation
  • Worker Health and Wellness
  • Subscribe today

    Researchers examine ‘alternative’ safety methods for motor fleets

    February 1, 2011

    • / Print
    • Reprints
    • Text Size:
      A A

    Arlington, VA – Large motor fleets working to improve safety outcomes could benefit from “alternative compliance” fleet safety tools used by smaller fleets, according to a report (.pdf file) released in January by the American Transportation Research Institute.

    ATRI researchers analyzed safety performance data associated with traditional and non-traditional safety tools, programs and strategies to find out “whether current regulatory requirements, safety metrics and evaluation tools completely and accurately depict a carrier’s safety performance.”

    Alternative compliance tools included the Employer Notification System, electronic onboard recorders, fatigue management programs, commercial driver drug and alcohol testing using hair, simulator-based training, speed limiters or governors, and forward collision warning systems.

    Researchers suggested a pilot study be conducted to further assess differences between crash rates by carrier sizes and the impact different alternative compliance tools would have on safety outcomes.

    Post a comment to this article

    Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.