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The Role of Human Factors in Cargo Tank Rollovers

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To evaluate/constructively shape the human factors that play a role in cargo tank rollovers.


In previously completed Agency research on cargo tank rollovers, driver error was identified as the primary cause of the rollover 78 percent of the time. An analysis of Police Accident Reports determined that little can be determined from the crash data. A National Highway Traffic Safety...

Research and Recommendations for Improving FMCSA’s HM Cargo Tank Facilities Monitoring and Enforcement Program


To develop recommendations for how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) can better meet the requirements for tracking and monitoring the safety performance of cargo tank facilities.


FMCSA built a system for collecting and evaluating information on the safety performance of motor carriers. A recent FMCSA program review identified there is no comparable systematic collection and analysis of data regarding the compliance of cargo...