CMV Driving Safety was originally developed with support from the National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence (NSTSCE). To develop the site, researchers across the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) came together to provide industry professionals – risk managers, safety directors, dispatchers and their insurance agents – the information they need to develop strategies for a safer, more productive workforce.

On this site, you will find six interactive modules prepared by VTTI research scientists. These researchers specialize in the trucking industry. Each module includes a discussion of safety issues, the latest science on the topic, and tools to help build practical solutions. We hope that you are able to apply this information on emerging areas of safety and loss prevention in your business operations.

About the VTTI

The VTTI conducts research to save lives, save time, save money and protect the environment. Researchers and students from multiple fields are continuously developing the techniques and technologies to solve transportation challenges from vehicular, driver, infrastructure and environmental perspectives.

VTTI has grown from approximately 15 faculty, staff, and students to become the second largest university-level transportation institute in the U.S. with more than 350 employees. VTTI is one of seven premier research institutes created by Virginia Tech to answer national challenges. In this role, VTTI has effected significant change in public policies for driver, passenger and pedestrian safety and is advancing the design of vehicles and infrastructure to increase safety and reduce environmental impacts.

In all endeavors, the VTTI community is charged with finding solutions to the greatest transportation challenges facing not only the nation but the world. Those of the Institute are truly dedicating their lives to saving lives.


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