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Shared-Risk Insurance Pools for Transit Agencies: A Guide (2023)

Chapter: Appendix G - Vehicle Fleet Loss Mitigations and Loss Reduction Practices and Procedures

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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G - Vehicle Fleet Loss Mitigations and Loss Reduction Practices and Procedures." National Research Council. 2023. Shared-Risk Insurance Pools for Transit Agencies: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27419.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G - Vehicle Fleet Loss Mitigations and Loss Reduction Practices and Procedures." National Research Council. 2023. Shared-Risk Insurance Pools for Transit Agencies: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27419.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G - Vehicle Fleet Loss Mitigations and Loss Reduction Practices and Procedures." National Research Council. 2023. Shared-Risk Insurance Pools for Transit Agencies: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27419.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix G - Vehicle Fleet Loss Mitigations and Loss Reduction Practices and Procedures." National Research Council. 2023. Shared-Risk Insurance Pools for Transit Agencies: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/27419.
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G-1   A written fleet safety program may be required by state legislation and is a critical mitigation measure against excess fleet loss. A suggested outline in the form of a table of contents for this safety program is provided. Suggested Safety Program Table of Contents • Policy statement – Personal use of company vehicles – Using personal vehicles for organization business – Personal electronic device policy – Seat belt use – Driver fatigue • Driver selection – Who is authorized to drive – Application review – Interview – Background and reference check – Driver’s license – Motor vehicle records check – Road test – Drug and alcohol screening • Driver training – Orientation training – Periodic or new equipment training – Special training exposures • Driver supervision – Driver files – Ride-along evaluations – On-road observation – Call-in numbers on vehicles – Annual performance evaluations • Vehicle inspection and maintenance – Our maintenance goal – Inspections – Documenting inspections – Vehicle repairs • Accident reporting, investigation, and analysis – Accident reporting kits • Responsibility following an accident A P P E N D I X G Vehicle Fleet Loss Mitigations and Loss Reduction Practices and Procedures

Abbreviations and acronyms used without de nitions in TRB publications: A4A Airlines for America AAAE American Association of Airport Executives AASHO American Association of State Highway Officials AASHTO American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials ACI–NA Airports Council International–North America ACRP Airport Cooperative Research Program ADA Americans with Disabilities Act APTA American Public Transportation Association ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials ATA American Trucking Associations CTAA Community Transportation Association of America CTBSSP Commercial Truck and Bus Safety Synthesis Program DHS Department of Homeland Security DOE Department of Energy EPA Environmental Protection Agency FAA Federal Aviation Administration FAST Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (2015) FHWA Federal Highway Administration FMCSA Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FRA Federal Railroad Administration FTA Federal Transit Administration GHSA Governors Highway Safety Association HMCRP Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers MAP-21 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (2012) NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASAO National Association of State Aviation Officials NCFRP National Cooperative Freight Research Program NCHRP National Cooperative Highway Research Program NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NTSB National Transportation Safety Board PHMSA Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration RITA Research and Innovative Technology Administration SAE Society of Automotive Engineers SAFETEA-LU Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2005) TCRP Transit Cooperative Research Program TEA-21 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (1998) TRB Transportation Research Board TSA Transportation Security Administration U.S. DOT United States Department of Transportation

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Transit agencies are finding it increasingly difficult to find, purchase, and maintain adequate and affordable insurance coverage for public transit vehicles. The number of smaller insurance providers is decreasing due to the volatile nature and demands of the insurance industry and insurance coverage requirements in general.

NCHRP Research Report 1079: Shared-Risk Insurance Pools for Transit Agencies: A Guide, from TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program, explains how insurance pools function, how to evaluate the feasibility of a shared-risk insurance pool, and how to establish and manage this type of pool.

Supplemental to report is a presentation and NCHRP Web-Only Document 374: Developing a Guide to Shared-Risk Insurance Pools for Transit Agencies: Conduct of Research Report.

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