FMCSA releases onboard safety system benefit-cost analyses

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Wednesday, March 11, released the findings from three onboard safety system studies. The research, sponsored by FMCSA and led by the American Transportation Research Institute, provides detailed examinations of motor carrier benefits and costs associated with roll-stability control systems, forward-collision warning systems and lane-departure warning systems.

“Carriers regularly seek credible data on which to base investment decisions,” says Don Osterberg, vice president of safety and driver training for Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National and chairman of ATRI’s research advisory committee. “The ATRI-FMCSA reports provide an objective and sophisticated review of the return-on-investment that carriers can realistically expect from deploying these important safety tools.”

The reports are available online at www.atri-online.org.

FMCSA also is hosting on its website safe driving tips, including video clips, for commercial motor vehicles. The videos were recorded during a driving study conducted by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute showing examples of driver errors.

To find the tips, go to www.fmcsa.dot.gov and search “CMV Web-Based Driving Tips.”