TRB’s Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) Report 10: Feasibility Study for Highway Hazardous Materials Bulk Package Accident Performance Data Collection explores methods to collect and analyze performance data for U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-specified hazardous materials bulk packages such as portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles.
The report also identifies and evaluates institutional challenges to data collection, and makes suggestions for overcoming these challenges.
In addition, the report offers a methodical approach for developing and implementing a reporting database system to collect and characterize information about damage to U.S. DOT-specified hazardous materials bulk packages involved in accidents, regardless of whether the damage resulted in a leak of contents.
Appendices A through G have been published on a CD-ROM, which is bound into this report. Appendix titles are the following:
• Appendix A: Survey Development and Questions
• Appendix B: Conditional Probability of Release as a Function of Data Refinement
• Appendix C: Differences Between Highway and Rail Hazardous Material Transportation Affecting Development of a Bulk Package Accident Performance Database
• Appendix D: Option Evaluation Tool
• Appendix E: Pilot Study Data Collection Tool
• Appendix F: Links to Newspaper Articles
• Appendix G: An Example of Bulk Package Performance Analysis Using Multivariate Regression
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This Summary Last Modified On: 3/30/2014