Compliance and Training
Citation/Adjudication/Driver Records
Marijuana Decriminalization
Safety Culture & Partnerships
Vehicle Safety Technologies
Work Zones


Data collection and analysis is essential for developing informed safety-centered policies and best practices. Truck and bus safety stakeholders can make data-informed decisions using a number of new tools.

T-Force Crash and Inspection Data Analytics - Dr. Cole Fitzpatrick, UMassSafe 

Predicting Driver Crash Involvement - Brenda Lantz, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University 

Motorcoach Telematics as a Driver Coaching Tool - Pam Martinez, DATTCO

Crash Trends & Causation - Jack Van Steenberg, FMCSA


A Unified Approach to Crash Reporting - Dr. David A. Noyce, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Connecticut Crash Data Repository - Dr. Eric Jackson, Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center, Connecticut Transportation Institute, University of Connecticut

Using Data to Plan and Evaluate Your Program - Bob Scopatz, VHB


Compliance and Training

Drivers are central to the large truck and bus industry, and roadway safety doesn't exist without safe drivers. It is essential that safe practices are reinforced throughout hiring, training and workforce development.

Utilizing State Sanctioned Commercial Motor Vehicle Advisory Council - Lieutenant Donald Bridge, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles 

Motorcoach 18-C.A.R.A.T. Program - Tim Cotter, Pennsylvania Division Administrator 

Workforce Development - Craig Feister, FMCSA

Distracted Driving Trends & Collaborative Training to Improve Safety - D.R. "Ike" Iketani, University of California, San Diego

Motorcoach Telematics as a Driver Coaching Tool - Pam Martinez, DATTCO

Ensuring Onboarding Success - Jill Maschmeier, National Carriers Inc.


Driver Records/Citation/Adjudication

Electronic citation and driver record systems can help trucking companies identify unsafe drivers before they're involved in a tragedy.

Electronic Citation & Adjudication - Stacey Manware, Connecticut Superior Court Operations

Driver Record Online Portal - Marquis Miles, District of Columbia Registry of Motor Vehicles 


Marijuana Decriminalization

Marijuana decriminalization is of particular concern within the realm of professional drivers, as truck and bus crashes are often far deadlier than passenger vehicle crashes. As a result, driver education and enforcement are more important than ever.

Solutions for Protecting Our Roadways - Rebecca Brewster, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)

Educating Enforcement and Industry - Captain Thomas Foster, Washington State Patrol, Commercial Vehicle Division

Impaired Driving Among Commercial Drivers - Nicholas J. Ward, Center for Health & Safety Culture, Montana State University 

Decriminalization of Marijuana and Potential Impact on CMV Drivers - Darrin T. Grondel, Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Impairment Awareness Training for Law Enforcement: Session 1 - Washington State Patrol

Impairment Awareness Training for Law Enforcement: Session 2 - Washington State Patrol

Marijuana: Rules for Non-CDL Commercial Drivers - Washington State Patrol


Safety Culture & Partnerships

Safety culture encompasses an organization's beliefs and practices. Establish a proactive and intentional approach to safety, and partner with like-minded organizations to improve roadway safety for everyone.

Career Health - Siphiwe Baleka, Fitness Trucking

Effective Partnerships - Anne Collins, FMCSA

Truck and Bus Association Perspective - Kate Kennett, Trucking Association of New York 

Ensuring Operator Success - Jill Maschmeier, National Carriers Inc. 

Safety Culture - Nicholas J. Ward, Center for Health & Safety Culture, Montana State University 


Vehicle Safety Technologies

Safety technologies ranging from automatic emergency warning systems to fully automated vehicles have the potential to greatly improve truck and bus safety.

Overview of Collision Avoidance Systems - UMassSafe

VIEW Smartphone App - Alexander Epstein, Volpe Center USDOT 

Commercial Vehicle Applications for Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles - Dr. Eric Jackson, Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center

Advancing Commercial Vehicle Work Zone Information through Connected Vehicle Technology Application - Steven Kalina, Arizona DOT

Federal Government Planning for Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles - Tom Kelly, FMCSA

Driver & Forward Facing Cameras - Michael Lasko, Boyle Transportation 

GPS Hazard Based Warning - Brian Mofford, Drivewyze

Virtual Weigh Stations Site Program - Duane Pearce, Motor Carrier Division ITD, Maryland DOT

State Government Planning for Highly Automated Commercial Vehicles - Deputy Chief Mark Savage, Colorado State Patrol 

Next Gen Truck Freight Transport - Skip Yeakel, Volvo Group North America

Vehicle Safety Technology Advancements - Michael Lasko, Boyle Transportation

Collision Mitigation with Adaptive Cruise Braking - Robert Buchwalter, Prevost Car Division of Volvo 

Autonomous Vehicles Insurance Implications - Dr. Anand S. Rao, PwC Analytics


Work Zones

Work zones are particularly vulnerable to large truck and buses, as they narrow the roadway and place workers within range of large oncoming vehicles.

Advancing Commercial Vehicle Work Zone Information through Connected Vehicle Technology Application - Steven Kalina, Arizona DOT

Safe Trucking Through Work Zones - Martha Kapitanov, FHWA