Maryland Motor Carrier Program Performance Enhancement

The proposed study will facilitate the analysis of the effects of different combinations of commercial vehicle inspection programs, inspections, and locations on a reduction in commercial vehicle-related fatalities and injuries. The project will include five primary tasks: literature review and benchmarking inspections programs, collection of readily available data to be utilized for measuring the effectiveness of different types of inspection methods, development of a resource allocation model with performance measures, evaluation of the resource allocation model, and development of a final report.

Index Terms: Motor carriers, Maryland, Trucking safety, Trucking, Trucking safety regulations, Commercial vehicles, Inspection, Vehicle safety inspections, Research projects

Start date: March 11, 2011
End date: September 30, 2012
Status: Active
Contract/Grant Number: SP708B4D
Total Dollars: 161,172
Source Organization: Maryland Department of Transportation

Sponsoring Organizations:
Morgan State University
National Center for Transportation Management, Research and Development
Montebello D-206
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

Maryland State Highway Administration
707 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Performing Organization:
Morgan State University
National Center for Transportation Management, Research and Development
Montebello D-206
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

Principal Investigator:
Hyeon-Shic Shin
Phone: 443-885-3348
E-mail: hyeonshic.shin@morgan.edu

Project Manager:
Allison Hardt
Phone: (410) 545-2916
E-mail: ahardt@sha.state.md.us

Subjects: motor carriers, administration and management, operations and traffic management, research