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Title:An Evaluation of Commercial Vehicle Drivers' and Roadside Safety Inspectors' Opinions Regarding the MCSAP, the Roadside Inspection Process, and Motor Carrier Safety
Authors:Brenda Lantz
Publication Date:Sep 1998
Report #:DP-125
TRID #:01701532
Keywords:attitudes, commercial drivers, evaluation and assessment, inspection, inspectors, motor carriers, surveys, trucking safety, vehicle safety
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



This project evaluated the opinions of commercial vehicle drivers and safety inspectors regarding the roadside inspection process and motor carrier safety. Surveys were developed in cooperation with the Office of Motor Carriers and used to question a representative sample from each of the groups nationwide. Questions in the surveys addressed vehicle and driver roadside inspections; the inspection selection method, fairness, frequency, and location; evaluations of inspectors and drivers; the partnership between the two groups; suggestions for improvement of the roadside inspection process and the partnership; safety; fatigue; sharing the road; and several additional subjects. In addition to a complete analysis detailing the results from each survey as well as in comparison to each other, results from this study also are compared and contrasted with results from a previous study of State administrators of the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program and motor carrier company management.

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