WASHINGTON, D.C. – A U.S. government report has concluded that certain European practices and polices could be used to enhance commercial vehicle safety on this side of the Atlantic.
The report, entitled Commercial Vehicle Safety Technology and Practice in Europe, was developed by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It identifies emerging safety systems, technologies and issues and offers recommendations to enhance commercial vehicle safety through human resources, equipment, infrastructure and organizational structure.
Driver’s in Europe, for example, face mandatory and extensive training, and the report said the U.S. would benefit from a well-rounded, standard curriculum on driver education. It also called for performance-based driver assessment, using performance data to better understand the needs of drivers and carriers. n
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