Ranking and selection of motor carrier safety performance by commodity

William C. Horrace, Thomas P. Keane

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Abstract

We use recent safety performance data to rank US motor carrier commodity segments (e.g., Tank segment or Produce segment) in terms of several driver-related, vehicle-related, and crash-related safety measures. Ranking and selection inference techniques are used to determine the best and worst performing commodity segments at the 95% confidence level. The results are mixed, however the Passenger segment is generally best, while the Produce, Intermodal, and Refrigerated segments tend to be worst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)953-960
Number of pages8
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Accidents
  • Segment comparisons
  • Transportation
  • Trucks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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