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Grant Supports UGPTI Efforts to Improve Commercial Vehicle Safety

Posted: Dec 11, 2019

UGPTI will work with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in a cooperative effort to improve commercial vehicle safety through sharing research and best practices to improve the quality of data collected on commercial motor vehicles. Cooperators will also share ways to improve methods of collecting and using those data. The effort, led by UGPTI's Brenda Lantz, will involve two strategies: 1) to document and share best practices of university partnerships with state law enforcement and driver licensing agencies to improve commercial vehicle safety and data quality throughout the Western Service Center region; and 2) to provide resources through the Commercial Vehicle Safety Center at NDSU-UGPTI as a point of contact for universities, law enforcement, and driver licensing agencies seeking assistance to establish partnerships to improve commercial vehicle safety and data quality. A second Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit is planned for fall 2020 as a part of this work.

The effort is a continuation and expansion of efforts undertaken under an original grant from FMCSA two year ago.

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