ATRI survey seeks trucking crash cost data

Information will update onboard safety system research

Posted March 3, 2016

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) launched a new data collection initiative to create a database of motor carrier crash costs by crash type and severity. According to ATRI, the data collection will populate the organization’s research designed to enable carriers to make better informed Onboard Safety System (OSS) deployment decisions.

The request for data is targeted toward motor carriers. ATRI is also working with its insurance industry partners to complete the crash cost database.

Participating motor carriers will be asked to provide information on common crash costs such as:

  • Property damage
  • Attorney and court costs
  • Towing and recovery costs

ATRI says the research was identified as a top priority by its Research Advisory Committee and will update a number of Onboard Safety System cost-benefit analyses that ATRI has published over the past decade.

Motor carriers interested in supporting the research initiative can access the data request form on ATRI’s website. All submitted data will be treated as confidential information and ATRI will provide a non-disclosure agreement if requested. The research will aggregate the data and no identifiable characteristics will be reported.


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