Leading Researcher Debunks Misleading Truck Productivity Report
Arlington, VA – A leading transportation researcher characterized a report prepared for a railroad-funded organization on the safety of more productive trucks as fatally flawed.
“It has been demonstrated to a reasonable certainty the crash analysis suffered from numerous fatal errors. Trucks are misclassified,” said Daniel Blower, an associate research scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and expert on truck safety and truck crash data. “Fatalities are miscounted. The errors are substantial and not recoverable.”
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