Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Summit - Call for Abstracts



On November 19-20 2019 the University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSafe), with support from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will be hosting the Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit: Best Practices for Industry and Law Enforcement Partnerships to promote best practices in the Eastern Service Center. The Summit will feature demonstrations of innovative programming and technologies for reducing roadway crashes, while also providing a venue for the exchange of ideas and resources between safety stakeholders and industry.

We are currently accepting abstracts in order to select speakers and presenters for the Summit. Some topics we’re interested in covering include:

  •  Marijuana Decriminalization
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Driver Retention & Industry Shortages
  • Emerging Safety Technology
  •  CMV Driver Drug Use and Possession
  • Non-Enforcement Site Visits
  • Enforcement Interactions with Drivers/Companies
  • Employer Notification Systems

Please submit your abstract using this form:

If you have any questions, or would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Ben Yeager at

We look forward to reviewing your abstract, and hope to see you at the Summit!