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Commercial Vehicle Safety Technologies 

Technology will always play an enormous role in commercial vehicle safety. From apps that assist drivers in finding safe and legal parking, to fully automated vehicles, advanced technologies are changing the ways vehicles are operated, roadways are navigated, and businesses are run. As a result, it's essential to stay aware of new advancements in technologies, and the ways they impact operations and policies. Here, a number of resources are provided to help navigate emerging technologies for improving commercial vehicle safety. 


Law Enforcement

Automation/Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

AAMVA: Jurisdictional Guidelines for the Safe Testing and Deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance: Inspecting CMVs with Automated Driving Systems

Governors Highway Safety Association: Automated Vehicle Safety Expert Panel - Engaging Drivers and Law Enforcement

Connected Vehicles

University of Wyoming: Connected Vehicle Training Framework and Lessons Learned to Improve Safety of Highway Patrol Troopers

Screening & Citation

Montana DOT: Automated Citation, Computer Aided Dispatch and Automated Ramp Screening Implementation

Utilizing Data

Texas Department of Public Safety: Reducing Accidents Through Technology


Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

AAMVA: Guidelines for Testing Drivers in Vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems


AAMVA: Safe Testing and Deployment of Vehicles Equipped with Automated Driving Systems Guidelines

Pronto/SAE International: Capturing the Real Safety Potential of Automation

Connected Vehicles

USDOT FMCSA: A Pathway to Secure Connections

FHWA: Truck Platooning Research and Technology Evaluation

Education Programming

California Highway Patrol: Commercial Industry Education Program

Electronic Logging Devices

FMCSA: Electronic Logging Devices Migrating from 3G Networks


Virginia Tech Transportation Institute: Large Truck Technology Return on Investment Calculator

Transport Topics: How to Better Manage Change When Implementing New Technologies

This material is based upon work supported by the FMCSA under a cooperative agreement, FM-MHP-0551-20-01-00