USE OF 3RD PARTY LOGISITCS AND CONTRACT CARRIERS

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.
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

This comprehensive road safety site provides information on distracted driving, impaired driving and many other road safety topics.
http://www.ghsa.org/

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safey (IIHS)

The IIHS has been testing the safety of vehicles since 1959.
http://www.iihs.org/

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

This site provides occupational driver safety resources.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

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.
www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-119/

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA is dedicated to reducing vehicle-related crashes, injuries and fatalities.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

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

https://mycardoeswhat.org

Stephanie Pratt, PhD and Rebecca Olsavsky, NIOSH: Employers: How to Make Safer, More Knowledgeable Drivers – On and Off the Job https://mycardoeswhat.org/employers-can-help-make-drivers-safer/

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

This site provides detailed information on the investigation of selected highway crashes.
http://www.ntsb.gov/

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.
http://www.trcpg.com/

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

UMTRI is respected internationally for its research in transportation safety.
http://www.umtri.umich.edu/

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

VTTI is respected internationally for its research in transportation safety.
http://www.vtti.vt.edu/