TITLE

American Transportation Research Institute completes snow and ice effects study

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Trailer / Body Builders;Jan2009, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the completion of a study on the effects of snow and ice accumulation on motor vehicles by the American Transportation Research Institute. It is stated that snow and ice falling from vehicles create safety issues that can result in property damage or injury to other motorists. The challenges in clearing snow and ice from the tops of trailers and the limited effectiveness of snow removal devices faced by the trucking industry are also noted.
ACCESSION #
36412072

 

Related Articles

  • Most drivers don't understand CSA, report show.  // Commercial Carrier Journal;Sep2011, Vol. 168 Issue 9, p22 

    The article discusses the results of the Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA) Driver Survey Report by the American Transportation Research Institute which studies the extent to which the CSA of the U.S. Federal Motor Carriery Safety Administration has influenced the lives of commercial drivers.

  • Safe training, safer roads? York, Jim // Fleet Owner;Jun2008, Vol. 103 Issue 6, p36 

    The article focuses on the impact of a study released by the American Transportation Research Institute on the relationship between driver training and new-entrant driver safety performance. The study has found that there is no correlation between driver safety and the type of training. It is...

  • Out of Sight, Out of Danger? … Wrong! Ramos, Amy R. // MSW Management;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p147 

    The article reports on the issue of visibility as a cause of vehicle accidents in the waste and disposal industry. The workers indicated in a survey that visibility is the major issue in vehicle accidents since its hard for drivers to avoid what they cannot see. In order to solve the problem of...

  • Passenger Car Size and Driver Seat Belt Use. O'Neill, Brian; Williams, Allan F.; Karpf, Ronald S. // American Journal of Public Health;May83, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p588 

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims, on the basis of survey results, that seat belt use in small cars is twice as high as in large ears. The agency interprets this as being due in part to perceptions of higher risk by small car occupants. In fact, little is known...

  • Mass driver purge never materialized.  // Fleet Owner;Jan2012, Vol. 107 Issue 1, p40 

    The article discusses the impact of implementing CSA, the new safety rating system, in the trasportation industry by the U.S. Deaprtment of Transportation. It has been stated that a recent survey of motor carriers conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute found that CSA has...

  • ATRI study contradicts NHTSA findings on ESC. Kilcarr, Sean // Fleet Owner Blog;8/10/2012, p5 

    The article reports on the study by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), which showed that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) could be adopting the wrong technology on both safety and cost effectiveness point of view. The NHTSA is about to launch a...

  • Qualitative judgements of resemblance between road accident cases: what degree of agreement among experts? Brenac, T.; Clabaux, N.; Perrin, C. // Advances in Transportation Studies;Apr2012, Issue 26, p89 

    In road accident research, judgements of overall resemblance between accident cases are sometimes used in order to group similar instances and to describe corresponding accident scenarios. This note deals with the degree of agreement among experts regarding such judgements of resemblance and...

  • Eyes on the Road. Grzeskowiak, Jennifer // Waste Age;May2006, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p12 

    The article highlights the result of a study on traffic accidents conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The study found that when a truck -- rather than a passenger vehicle -- was...

  • Faster Turnpike speed damaging move. Brown, Robert Clarke // Crain's Cleveland Business;9/6/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 36, p10 

    This article presents information on Ohio's transportation system. After years of being thwarted in its efforts to raise the Ohio Turnpike's truck speed limit, the trucking industry last spring hit upon a novel argument, a higher Turnpike truck speed limit will make Ohio's transportation system...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics