Wanted: Carrier input for HOS study

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking motor carrier data to measure the effects of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service provision that substantially altered the sleeper berth exception affecting drivers' ability to split sleeper berth time.

ATRI began collecting quarterly data this year to track changes in driver safety performance and measure them against overall safety impacts of the 2004 HOS rules, which included a more flexible sleeper berth provision. This data collection is for carrier safety data from second quarter 2006.

This study represents the second stage of data collection to measure the safety impacts of HOS rules changes. Information required includes collision and driver injury data covering the period April 1 through June 30, 2006. Data by participating motor carriers should be submitted no later than Aug 4, 2006. ATRI will be collecting this same data quarterly throughout 2006. Carriers interested in providing data can phone ATRI's Virginia Dick at 770-432-0628 or e-mail [email protected].

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