Trucking News: U.S. GAO recommends more research on underride guards


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As part of a 46-page report on truck underride guards, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said the Department of Transportation should take steps to provide a standardized definition of underride crashes and data fields.

The report, which was released on Monday, April 15, also recommended the DOT to share information with police departments on identifying underride crashes to establish annual inspection requirements for rear guards and to conduct additional research on side underride guards.

From 2008 through 2017, an average of about 219 fatalities from underride crashes involving large trucks were reported annually. That represents less than 1% of the total traffic fatalities during that span.

U.S. GAO recommends more research on underride guards

Michael JT

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Lost track of the number of arguments I've had trying to explain to steering wheel holders that this device is an "underride guard" and NOT something called an "ICC bumper."


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SMH- GAO? Really? Government Accountability Office. Really? Making a plea for more money. How weird is that?!

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