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    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: Motor Carrier Safety: A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Motor Carrier Incidents
    Type: Text Slide
    Content:

    • Problem: How to reduce accidents by Dow's motor carrier contractors
    • Solution: Working collaboratively with a motor carrier to implement a safety-based performance program to reduce rear-end collisions
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    Speaker Notes:

    Motor Carrier Safety Case Study: A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Motor Carrier Incidents (Mar. 2006)

    Problem: How to reduce motor carrier accidents involving the transport of hazardous materials by Dows motor carrier contractors.

    Solution: Dow worked with one of its motor carriers, Transport Service Company (TSC), on a pilot project to reduce rear-end collisions involving vehicles from TSCs Midland, Michigan terminal. As part of this project, Dow worked with TSC to apply a safety-based performance program to TSCs operations. The safety-based performance program was adapted from Dows internal behavior-based performance work process, under which work groups identify, measure, and implement measures to change behaviors.

    Under the pilot project, TSCs drivers made observations of near misses on the road. The data was collected and the observations were posted in the terminals bulletin board and shared with other drivers during safety meetings. A workgroup of five drivers identified the critical causes of the accidents, evaluated them, and established a series of measures to prevent rear-end collisions. The preventive measures were promoted in various ways, including articles and posters, and were incorporated into TSCs driver training program.