By Amber Stanford
May 16, 2012 – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the first part of a three phase research project last week. This first phase was aimed at locating the most frequent locations for large truck rollovers in the last decade. More than 50,000 crash records from 31 states were analyzed that included both public transportation and the trucking industry. The research will continue to better understand the causal factors behind these rollovers.
“This research is not only important to the trucking industry, as it informs drivers of potentially dangerous locations, but it should also jumpstart the dialogue between industry and government to work together to improve safety at these sites,” said Steve Niswander, vice president of safety policy and regulatory relations for Groendyke Transport.