Book addresses ‘Safety for the Long Haul’

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The American Trucking Associations has released Safety for the Long Haul, which it describes as the first and only comprehensive text on large truck safety. The book, written by Dr. Ron Knipling, encompasses more than 100 specific topics relating to large truck crash risk, causation, countermeasures, safety management and safety policy.

“The trucking industry continues to advance an aggressive safety agenda, and providing the most current information is key to that mission,” says Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “Safety for the Long Haul is the definitive source of the critical information needed to support the safety initiatives of our members and other transportation organizations.”

Published by ATA, Safety for the Long Haul is written for safety managers, fleet managers and executives, government and industry officials, researchers and other transportation safety professionals.

Safety for the Long Haul helps build an understanding of truck safety by placing it in the greater context of road safety,” Dr. Knipling says. “The book identifies high-risk road and traffic situations, and profiles causes and countermeasures for eight specific important truck crash types, including road departure, rear-end and lane change/merge crashes.”

Regulatory compliance is recognized as a foundation for safe operations. Safety for the Long Haul details safety practices that transcend compliance with government regulations. Chapters include The Science of Safety, Driver Risk, Driver Error, Driver Fatigue, 4-Wheelers, Vehicle Design & Technologies, The Roadway & Traffic Environment, Crash Types, Carrier Safety Management, Special Topics in Carrier Operations & Safety, Regulations, Enforcement & Compliance, and Beyond Compliance.

Safety for the Long Haul can be purchased at or by calling toll-free 866-821-3468. The book is part of the ATA Business Solutions line of products, webinars and services.