Alternative truck and bus inspection strategies

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Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Jan 1, 2006 - Transportation - 43 pages
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This synthesis will be useful to federal and state agencies, commercial truck and bus operators, and others interested in improving commercial vehicle safety. The synthesis identifies and describes the characteristics of the various types of alternative commercial truck and bus inspection strategies currently being used by law enforcement agencies. It segments the inspection process into three componentshow vehicles are selected for inspection; how, when, and where vehicles are inspected; and the consequences of violations. The synthesis also provides information on the effectiveness of the inspection strategies, documenting benefits such as reduced costs and improved resource allocation. Information provided in the synthesis is based on a literature review of current practice; a survey of state inspection personnel; and interviews with key stakeholders, including state enforcement personnel and commercial motor carrier truck and bus representatives from around the country.

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