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Accident reconstruction, DMV laws and regulations, hazmat transportation requirements, driver training, prototypes of fleet policies and safety programs, medical exam requirements, loss statistics, research studies. Carrier safety ratings, vehicle crashworthiness data, and other fleet safety databases. DOT substance abuse testing requirements & and program materials. DOT regulatory requirements. How to evaulate Motor Vehicle Records. Driver selection criteria. Guidance on MVR point systems. Field manuals on traffic operations, vehicle accident investigations, driver manuals, motor transport operations, CDL manuals. Safety guidelines, rules of the road, pedestrian safety.

Automotive Law

Court decisions, articles and cases related to transportation law in the USA.


Commercial Drivers License information and resources.

Commercial Drivers

Research reports on human factors and driver safety. Factors influencing driver response time. MVR insurance point table. Full text of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 - Title 30 of the US Crime Bill. Fact sheets on drivers such as new drivers, teenagers, elderly, and passengers. Answers to common questions asked by owner-operators. Commercial driver handbooks. Measuring driver response time.

Crash Tests

Access vehicle crash test databases from NHTSI, IIHS, HLDI, NCAP (Australia), NCAP (Europe), Japan - National Organization for Automotive Safety & Victim's Aid


Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety.

Within the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) Operational Model, the Safety Measurement System (SMS) quantifies the on-road safety performance of carriers and drivers to identify candidates for interventions, determine the specific safety problems the a carrier or driver exhibits, and to monitor whether safety problems are improving or worsening.

CSA replaces SafeStat with a the Safety Measurement System (SMS) that measures the previous two years of roadside violations and crash data. With the SMS, every inspection counts, not just out-of-service violations, and both driver and carrier safety performance are monitored.

Defensive Driving

Fact sheets on safe driving. Driving safety materials. Fleet safety meeting outlines and safety talks. Blind spots. Defensive driving tips. RV safety. RR grade crossing safety.

Driver Age

Training materials, fatality facts and other information related to elderly drivers and to teenage drivers.

Driver Distractions

Safety hazards related to cell phone use and texting, digital billboards and other hazards causing driver distraction

Driver Drug Testing

Full text of US DOT regulations on workplace drug testing programs for transportation. Overview and outline of DOT requirements for drug and alcohol testing. Full text of a commercial driver license alcohol and drug testing program. Research studies that address the problem of drunk driving. Full text of a university's substance abuse program for CDL requirements.

Driver DWI

Statistics, laws, regulations related to drunk driving. How to recognize a drunk driver. Statistics on drunk driving. Ideas to prevent drunk driving.

Driver Fatigue

Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue and Alertness Study. Facts about drowsy driving and recommendations on effective countermeasures.

Driver Logs

Information related to US DOT requirements for motor carrier drivers - Hours of Service (HOS) rules

Driver Manuals

Field manuals on traffic operations, vehicle accident investigations, driver manuals, motor transport operations, CDL manuals, commercial driver handbooks

Driver Medical Fitness

Full text of DOT requirements for physical qualifications of commercial drivers in the USA. Guidance for drivers on the importance of health maintenance for safe driving.

Driver MVR

How to evaulate Motor Vehicle Records. Driver selection criteria. Guidance on MVR point systems.

Driver Rage

Statistical data on the extent of the problem. Resources on countermeasures and advice on how to control aggressive drivers.

Fleet Costs

Fuel prices. New and used car and truck prices. IFT tax rate information. Worksheets to determine the true costs of vehicle accidents.

Fleet Policies

Fill-in-the-blank templates. Personal use of company vehicle policies. Sample policy for alcohol use. Policy for seat belt use. Driver training policies.

Hazmat Transport

Procedures to take with chemical spills. Information on sorbent materials. DOT hazardous materials packaging requirements. Performance-Oriented Packaging Standard. Clarifications & exemptions to hazmat regulations. North American Emergency Response Guidebook. Training requirements. ERT. Hazmat forms and documents. Hazardous Materials Incident Prevention Manual.

Motor Vehicle Laws

DOT standards related to motor carriers including guidance and interpretation. Various example forms & other guidance documents to help motor carriers achieve compliance.

Motorcycle Safety

Safety materials, fatality charts, graphs related to highway accidents and deaths involving motorcycles. Motorcycle safety handbook,

Passenger Carriers

US Dept of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's passenger carrier program and regulations for motorcoaches, mini-buses, limousines, passenger vans, livery operations, etc. Business and insurance requirements for the livery industry. Other federal requirements.

Pedestrian Safety

Resources and articles on pedestrian and bicycle safety.

Rail Crossing

Safety tips and requirements for commercial and personal vehicles at rail crossings

Road Conditions

Access to state 511 traveler information on road and traffic conditions.

Road Design

Design of roadside safety features: traffic barriers, crash cushions, structural supports of lighting, and drainage structures. Development of roadside safety features that provide cost effective safety to travelers.

RV Safety

RV safety, towing, mirrors, brakes, extinguishers and more

State PUC

Public utility commissions for US states for motor carriers and transportation.

Traffic Research

Reports on traffic safety topics such as pavement markings, cellular phone use, drowsiness, etc. Vehicle safety research studies.

Trailer Safety

Underride guards, trailer inspections, conspicuity regs and more

Truck Routes

State highway truck maps, designated truck routes, restricted routes, etc

Trucking Permits

7-day trip permit and 7-day fuel permit. Hazardous materials endorsement. Full-fee registration information. Links to US State permit information. There are fees administered by the states to obtain the permits.

Trucking Safety

Fact sheets about the trucking industry & trucking safety, including information on basic industry facts, safety statistics, a truck's average total stopping distance, etc. Manual on the realities and limitations of trucking. Alternative fuels.

Vehicle Accidents

Accident reconstruction materials. Methods for determining causes & contributing factors of vehicle accidents. Guide to determine the preventability of an accident. Articles focused on what the driver should do in the event of an accident. Causes of trailer underride accidents. Case studies of accidents.

Vehicle Airbags

Tips on the safe use of airbags. Explanation of the airbag on/off switch controversy. FAQs.

Vehicle Inspections

Most frequently cited violations. North American Inspection Standards. North American Standard Bus Inspection procedures. North American Standard Cargo Tank Inspection procedures.

Vehicle Maintenance

DOT recommended guidelines for preventive maintenance procedures. Controlling vehicle emissions. Tire retread information. Guidelines and ready-to-use checklist for vehicle inspection and maintenance. Full text of DOT's manual for an effective anti-icing program for highway maintenance personnel.

Vehicle Safety

Databases on vehicle crashworthiness. Information on vehicle and equipment safety. Obtain vehicle recall information from the recall database by entering make, model & year.

Vehicle Safety Programs

Case studies of successful fleet safety programs. Ideas to try, sample employee newsletters and ad slicks to promote fleet safety. DOT Commercial Vehicle Preventable Accident Manual. Small business sample of a fleet safety program. Full text of a university's fleet safety program.

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