ATRI, FMCSA to survey industry for onboard safety system testing

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The American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration are collaborating on the design of field tests for onboard safety systems. The goal is to generate data and analyses allowing carriers to improve OSS investment decision-making.

During the last several years, FMCSA 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 www.truckline.com/OSSUserSurvey. Paper copies of the survey also may be obtained by contacting Maggie McFadden at 651-641-6162 or mmcfadden@trucking.org.