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
Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies 327
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
Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies 327
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