Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Operational Sciences
Jeffrey Ogden, PhD.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) stipulates Hours of Service (HOS) regulations in order to minimize or eliminate fatigued truck driving, a major cause of truck-related accidents. This research examines the efficacy of HOS with three unique research approaches: 1) a typology classification model to indicate differences in HOS regulation from other safety regulations, 2) an exhaustive enumeration method utilizing the theoretical foundation of perishable inventory theory, and 3) a statistical analysis on accidents caused by or involving truck drivers. This research provides insight into similar Air Force Instructions regarding flight-time restrictions for pilots, which attempt to prevent flying while fatigued. This research demonstrates that these types of restrictions do not directly measure fatigue and that they are subject to various unintended consequences.
DTIC Accession Number
Anderson, Jason R., "An Examination of Commercial Motor Vehicle Hours of Service Safety Regulation" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 263.