I am interested in doing a ?yes/no? response benchmark study with the NETS membership regarding their use of Third Party Logistics (3PL) or Contract carriers. I would like to follow-up with some respondents who answer ?yes? for clarification.
– Do you use 3PLs to move your product?
If yes,
– Do you have minimum performance standards 3PLs must adhere to (e.g. driver qualification, vehicle conditions, etc.)?
– Do you collect any performance data (e.g. fuel consumption, distance traveled, crashes, injuries, etc.)
– Do you collect performance data for ALL 3PLs you use?
– Do you have a defined ?Scope? for 3PLs; meaning some 3PLs are ?in-scope? for standards and reporting whereas others are not considered ?in-scope? and therefore exempt from the standards and reporting requirements?
– May I contact you for follow-up clarification?

Road Safety Organizations

Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA)

This site provides information regarding federally regulated vehicles.

Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

This comprehensive road safety site provides information on distracted driving, impaired driving and many other road safety topics.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safey (IIHS)

The IIHS has been testing the safety of vehicles since 1959.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

This site provides occupational driver safety resources.

Work-Related Roadway Crashes: Challenges and Opportunities for Prevention. This web page provides a comprehensive view of the issues affecting the prevention of work-related roadway crashes. It recommends preventive measures for employers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA is dedicated to reducing vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities.

My Car Does What: A guide to your vehicle’s safety features

Stephanie Pratt, PhD and Rebecca Olsavsky, NIOSH: Employers: How to Make Safer, More Knowledgeable Drivers – On and Off the Job

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

This site provides detailed information on the investigation of selected highway crashes.

The Transportation Research Center (TRC)

The TRC is a leader in automotive testing. Among its capabilities, it crash tests vehicles for NHTSA and provides the star ratings used by NHTSA.

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

UMTRI is respected internationally for its research in transportation safety.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

VTTI is respected internationally for its research in transportation safety.