The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new data collection initiative to create a database of motor carrier crash costs by crash type and severity.
ATRI says the data collection will populate research designed to enable carriers to make better informed Onboard Safety System deployment decisions. ATRI is also working with the insurance industry to complete the crash cost database.
Participating motor carriers will be asked to provide information on common crash costs such as damage, attorney and court costs, and towing and recovery costs.
Motor carriers interested in supporting the research can access the data request form here. All submitted data will be treated as confidential, and ATRI will provide a non-disclosure agreement if requested. ATRI says the research will aggregate the data and no identifiable characteristics will be reported.