Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel
June 19, 2013
In light of recent reports from the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board that raise questions about the safety of medium-duty trucks, new panelists have been added to a session on medium-duty truck safety at the Fleet Safety Conference next week in Schaumburg, Ill.
A new study by the American Transportation Research Institute found that over the past decade medium-duty trucks have a worse crash record than heavy-duties.
NTSB, an independent agency that can make recommendations but does not write rules, recommended that the government should consider making medium-duty straight truck drivers get a commercial driver's license, following a five-year study that found these trucks were involved in a disproportionate number of fatalities.
In light of this research, Dan Murray, VP Research, ATRI, is joining the Medium-Duty Truck Safety panel discussion on Thursday, June 27, from 10:15-11:15 a.m.
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Jim Voorhees, CEO, Instructional Technologies.
Other panelists include:
- Alan Weisinger, Director of Driver Training, Schneider National
- Dan Morton, Cottingham & Butler Transportation Group, which provides insurance and risk management solutions
For more information on the truck track at the Fleet Safety Conference: www.fleetsafetyconference.com/Page/Heavy-Duty-Truck-Track.aspx.