Date of Graduation
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Civil and Environmental Engineering
The purpose of this study was to identify methods to improve commercial carrier crash data in West Virginia including coal trucks. All organizations and agencies involved with commercial carrier safety need ready access to basic data describing the crash-involved operator, vehicle, and environment. Such data are necessary to any programmatic or engineering countermeasures. The basic approach used to accomplish the research objectives involved a series of regional meetings where law enforcement personnel expressed their opinions about ways to improve commercial vehicle crash data quality. These results were then weighted and prioritized. The top five solutions generated at these meetings were: (1) In-Service Training; (2) Training at West Virginia State Police Academy; (3) "Cheat Sheet"; (4) On-Site Fatal Team available for crashes involving commercial vehicles and (5) Roll Call Materials.
Gillespie, Kris Sean, "Improving commercial vehicle crash data quality in West Virginia" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1072.