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Fleet safety and risk management reference materials - accident reconstruction, laws and regulations, Hazmat, driver training, prototypes of fleet policies and safety programs, medical exam requirements, loss statistics, research studies, school bus safety materials, discussion groups, etc. Carrier safety ratings, vehicle crashworthiness data, and other fleet safety databases. DOT substance abuse testing requirements & and program materials. DOT regulatory requirements. How to evaulate Motor Vehicle Records. Driver selection criteria. Guidance on MVR point systems. Field manuals on traffic operations, vehicle accident investigations, driver manuals, motor transport operations, CDL manuals. Safety guidelines, rules of the road, state laws for bicycles, mopeds, electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles. Pedestrian safety.

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Accident reconstruction materials. Methods for determining causes & contributing factors of vehicle accidents. Guide to determine the preventability of an accident. Articles focused on what the driver should do in the event of an accident. Causes of trailer underride accidents. Case studies of accidents.


Training materials, fatality facts and other information related to elderly drivers and to teenage drivers.


Statistical data on the extent of the problem. Resources on countermeasures and advice on how to control aggressive drivers.


Tips on the safe use of airbags. Explanation of the airbag on/off switch controversy. FAQs.


National trade associations of the trucking industry. MADD Mothers Against Drunk Driving. National Safety Belt Coalition. Highway Loss Data Institute. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.


Safety guidelines, rules of the road, state laws for bicycles, mopeds, electric bikes, scooters. Information on bicycle helmets.

Carrier Info

Online access to US government databases on carrier, vehicle, driver safety and credential information, e.g., SAFER, US government safety ratings of passenger carriers. Consumer's Guide to Purchasing Professional Motorcoach Services.


Commercial Drivers License information and resources.


Fuel prices. New and used car and truck prices. IFT tax rate information. Worksheets to determine the true costs of vehicle accidents.

Crash Tests

Access vehicle crash test databases from NHTSI, IIHS, HLDI, NCAP (Australia), NCAP (Europe), Japan - National Organization for Automotive Safety & Victim's Aid

DOT Updates

Links directly to the What's New pages of announcements, headlines, rulemakings, the latest website additions, etc. for the major offices & agencies of the US Department of Transportation.


Research reports on human factors and driver safety. Factors influencing driver response time. MVR insurance point table. Full text of the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994 - Title 30 of the US Crime Bill. Fact sheets on drivers such as new drivers, teenagers, elderly, and passengers. Answers to common questions asked by owner-operators. Commercial driver handbooks. Measuring driver response time.

Driving Distractions

Safety issues related to cell phone use and texting, digital billboards and other hazards causing driver distraction

Driving Tips

Fact sheets on safe driving. Driving safety materials. Fleet safety meeting outlines and safety talks. Blind spots. Defensive driving tips. RV safety. RR grade crossing safety.


Statistics, laws, regulations related to drunk driving. How to recognize a drunk driver. Statistics on drunk driving. Ideas to prevent drunk driving.


Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Fatigue and Alertness Study. Facts about drowsy driving and recommendations on effective countermeasures.

Fleet Policies

Fill-in-the-blank templates. Personal use of company vehicle policies. Sample policy for alcohol use. Policy for seat belt use. Driver training policies.


Procedures to take with chemical spills. Information on sorbent materials. DOT hazardous materials packaging requirements. Performance-Oriented Packaging Standard. Clarifications & exemptions to hazmat regulations. North American Emergency Response Guidebook. Training requirements. ERT. Hazmat forms and documents. Hazardous Materials Incident Prevention Manual.


Fleet hazards and recommended controls related to various industries


Most frequently cited violations. North American Inspection Standards. North American Standard Bus Inspection procedures. North American Standard Cargo Tank Inspection procedures.


Full text of the DOT standards related to motor carriers including guidance and interpretation. Various example forms & other guidance documents to help motor carriers achieve compliance.


DOT recommended guidelines for preventive maintenance procedures. Controlling vehicle emissions. Tire retread information. Guidelines and ready-to-use checklist for vehicle inspection and maintenance. Full text of DOT's manual for an effective anti-icing program for highway maintenance personnel.


Field manuals on traffic operations, vehicle accident investigations, driver manuals, motor transport operations, CDL manuals, commercial driver handbooks

Medical Exams

Full text of DOT requirements for physical qualifications of commercial drivers in the USA. Guidance for drivers on the importance of health maintenance for safe driving.


Safety materials, fatality charts, graphs related to highway accidents and deaths involving motorcycles. Motorcycle safety handbook,


How to evaulate Motor Vehicle Records. Driver selection criteria. Guidance on MVR point systems.


Resources and articles on pedestrian and bicycle safety.


Federal Railroad Administration regulations, safety bulletins, etc. Principles of light rail system safety. Highway-Rail Grade Crossing safety materials.


Reports on traffic safety topics such as pavement markings, cellular phone use, drowsiness, etc. Vehicle safety research studies.


RV safety, towing, mirrors, brakes, extinguishers and more

Safety Programs

Case studies of successful fleet safety programs. Ideas to try, sample employee newsletters and ad slicks to promote fleet safety. DOT Commercial Vehicle Preventable Accident Manual. Small business sample of a fleet safety program. Full text of a university's fleet safety program.

School Buses

Bus safety rules. School bus accident crash data. Position papers. School bus transportation statistics. Seat belt debate. Vans in school service. Loading and unloading safety materials. Sample student transportation contract.

State PUC

Public utility commissions for US states for motor carriers and transportation.


Analysis of truck accidents involving fatalities. National statistics and statistics by state for vehicle accidents at railway crossings. Canadian motor vehicle traffic collision statistics. Insurance industry statistics on highway fatalities. FARS database access.

Substance Abuse

Full text of US DOT regulations on workplace drug testing programs for transportation. Overview and outline of DOT requirements for drug and alcohol testing. Full text of a commercial driver license alcohol and drug testing program. Research studies that address the problem of drunk driving. Full text of a university's substance abuse program for CDL requirements.

Traffic Reports

Motorist information for real-time traffic conditions in major cities in the US and the world. Descriptions of speed traps in the USA and abroad. Real time traffic cameras. Road construction, weather conditions and roadway restriction lists by state.


Underride guards, trailer inspections, conspicuity regs and more


Online study guide for student drivers. Advice on training and education for physically challenged drivers. Graduated licensing. Full text of skill standards and curriculum standards for entry level truck-trailer driving training course. Online quizzes on various traffic safety topics. Sample driver tests.

Truck Routes

State highway truck maps, designated truck routes, restricted routes, etc


Fact sheets about the trucking industry & trucking safety, including information on basic industry facts, safety statistics, a truck's average total stopping distance, etc. Manual on the realities and limitations of trucking. Alternative fuels.

Trucking Permits

7-day trip permit and 7-day fuel permit. Hazardous materials endorsement. Full-fee registration information. Links to US State permit information. There are fees administered by the states to obtain the permits.

Vehicle Safety

Databases on vehicle crashworthiness. Information on vehicle and equipment safety. Obtain vehicle recall information from the recall database by entering make, model & year.

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