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Estimation of seatbelt and frontal-airbag effectiveness in trucks: U.S. and Chinese perspectives.
Jingwen Hu, Daniel Fredrick Blower.

report UMTRI-2013-2

The objectives of this study were (1) to estimate the effectiveness of seatbelts and driver airbags for mitigating medium- and heavy-...

Heavy trucks, conspicuity treatment, and the decline of collision risk in darkness
John M. Sullivan, Michael J. Flannagan.

journal article UMTRI-2011-18
IN: Journal of Safety Research. Vol. 43, issue 3 (July 2012), p. 157-161.

Introduction: The influence of amendments to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 108, requiring conspicuity treatments on...

Condition of trucks and truck crash involvement evidence from the large truck crash causation study.
Daniel Blower, Paul E. Green, Anne Matteson.

journal article IN: Transportation Research Record. Vol. 2194 (2010), p. 21-28.

This study, using the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), examined the relationship between the mechanical condition of heavy...

Integrated Vehicle-Based Safety Systems heavy-truck field operational test key findings report.
James R. Sayer, Scott E. Bogard, Dillon Funkhouser, David J. LeBlanc, Shan Bao, Adam D. Blankespoor, Mary Lynn Buonarosa, Christopher B. Winkler.

report UMTRI-2010-18; DOT HS 811 362

This document presents key findings from the heavy-truck field operational test conducted as part of the Integrated Vehicle-Based...

Integrated vehicle-based safety systems heavy-truck field operational test methodology and results report
James R. Sayer, Dillon S. Funkhouser, Shan Bao, Scott E. Bogard, David J. LeBlanc, Adam D. Blankespoor, Mary Lynn Buonarosa, Christopher B. Winkler.

report UMTRI-2010-27

This document presents the methodology and results from the heavy-truck field operational test conducted as part of the Integrated...