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Title:Analysis of the Relationship of Roadside Inspections on Large Truck Crashes
Principal Investigators:Pan Lu and Brenda Lantz
University:North Dakota State University
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-475
RH Display ID:150783
Keywords:commercial vehicles, crash rates, fatalities, highway safety, inspection stations, vehicle miles of travel


Previous researchers shed light for helping us better understand the relationships among the commercial vehicle safety performance, roadside inspection data, and motor carrier's position (Lantz, B.M. 1993; Britto, R.A., Corsi, T.M., and Grimm, C.M., 2010), however, many of such research are out dated. Moreover, very few previous researchers focus on small motor carriers. There is need to revisit investigating the relationship among motor carrier's position (such as size, and financial status), safety performance, and roadside inspection data. This research will provide additional evidence on such relationships especially for various sized motor carriers. In addition, the trend in the relationships will be provided by comparing the most up-to-date analysis with previous ones.

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