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Title: Motor Carrier Safety: A Collaborative Approach to Reducing Motor Carrier Incidents
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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 Dow’s 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 TSC’s Midland, Michigan terminal. As part of this project, Dow worked with TSC to apply a safety-based performance program to TSC’s operations. The safety-based performance program was adapted from Dow’s internal behavior-based performance work process, under which work groups identify, measure, and implement measures to change behaviors.
Under the pilot project, TSC’s drivers made observations of near misses on the road. The data was collected and the observations were posted in the terminal’s 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 TSC’s driver training program.