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UGPTI Organizes Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit

Posted: Jul 15, 2021

UGPTI organized and co-hosted the second Western Regional Commercial Vehicle (CMV) Safety Summit May 25-26 in Denver, Colorado. It brought together approximately 230 representatives from law enforcement and driver licensing agencies, universities, and industry to share research and best practices to improve data quality and the collection and use of CMV data, with the ultimate goal of improving highway safety.

The summit highlighted ways states have worked to improve data quality, improve the ways they collect data, and/or new ways they are using the data to improve CMV safety. UGPTI hosted the event with the Colorado State Patrol. Funding was provided through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Participants from across the country participated in the hybrid event either online or in person. Representatives from agencies and universities in the FMCSA western region provided information on current projects and partnerships, topics of interest, and innovative approaches they have implemented. An opening session focused on the impact and lessons learned from COVID-19 with federal, state, and industry perspectives.

After the first summit in 2018, UGPTI established a Commercial Vehicle Safety Center that serves as a point of contact for universities, law enforcement, and driver licensing agencies seeking assistance to establish partnerships to improve CMV safety. The center also hosts webinars and maintains a resources page with articles and reports related to commercial vehicle safety. In addition, all of the videos and presentations from both the 2021 and 2018 Commercial Vehicle Safety Summits are accessible through the site.

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