The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center), a center of excellence supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administrat ... [ Read More » ]
Commercial vehicle crashes affect more than just the commercial vehicle operators. In many cases, a commercial vehicle rollover or spilled load can impact transportation mobility for hours. In commercial vehicle crashes that result in fatalities, 71 percent of the fatalities are occupants of the other vehicle involved in the crash. (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812150.pdf) In rural areas, commercial vehicle operators face numerous challenges, including mountain passes, tight curves, rural two-lane roads, and severe weather.
This section provides resources and countermeasures for commercial vehicle safety.
This FMCSA website provides detailed information about the ELDT Final Rule, frequently asked questions, a presentation on the final rule, the members of the ELD ... [ Read More » ]
This website documents the final rule on minimum training requirements for entry-level commercial vehicle operators. This final rule is effective February 6, 20 ... [ Read More » ]
Articles in this issue of the Safety Compass include: HSIP 2015 National Summary Report Now Available! DDSA: Performing A Health Check-Up On Your Roadways Data ... [ Read More » ]
The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. Webinar Description This webinar provided an overview of the ... [ Read More » ]
For a variety of reasons, routine traffic stops with large trucks and buses occur significantly less than traffic stops with passenger vehicles. Considering the ... [ Read More » ]
The National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America was held Sept. 7-9, 2016 in Denver, CO. It was hosted by the National Center for Rural Road Safet ... [ Read More » ]
FHWA’s Truck Size and Weight website provides a multitude of resources including program overviews, permit contacts by state, federal regulations, reports ... [ Read More » ]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 2015 Pocket Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics highlights the Agency’s role in enforcement an ... [ Read More » ]