Condition monitoring of truck-drivers in the EU and the USA

Stefania Semanova, University of Texas at El Paso


Road accidents involving trucks cause far-reaching consequences for property as well as human lives in comparison with other accidents. Therefore, it is necessary to create an environment in which truck drivers can safely perform their work and find a way of keeping tired truck drivers off the roads. The goal of this research is to review the required policies and legislation for truck drivers in the EU and the U.S. Based on this review, a comparison analysis of both policies will be performed. A further step will involve the analysis of crash data from the EU and the U.S. A principal focus is labeled at the behavior of drivers and driving conditions. Statistical analyses will be performed on the crash data and inferences will be drawn. This work will also draft recommendations and propose changes in legislation in terms of road safety based on the advantages extracted from both the EU and the U.S.

Subject Area

Transportation planning

Recommended Citation

Semanova, Stefania, "Condition monitoring of truck-drivers in the EU and the USA" (2012). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1512599.