Motor Carrier Research and Technology Programs

To provide grants and cooperative agreements to advance innovative solutions to problems involving commercial motor vehicles (CMV) and motor carrier safety, security, and efficiency; and to stimulate the deployment of emerging technology.

To test, develop, or assist in testing and developing material,
invention, patented particle or processes related to the research and technology program.

To carry out activities to support the research, development, technology, and technology transfer requirements with respect to: causes of accidents, injuries, and fatalities involving CMV; reducing the number and severity of accidents; improving safety and efficiency; improving communication to stakeholders; improving technology used by enforcement officers; and providing training for CMV safety personnel.

Projects funded by the following Offices are included:

Office of Research and Analysis Research Division (MC-RRR) - Research and development programs;
Office of Research and Analysis Division (MC-RRA) -Statistical and analytical support for program and policy development implementation.

Facilities the integration of the analysis function into policy and program development decision making;
Office of Research and Analysis Technology Division - Technology development programs, including the testing, evaluation and deployment of emerging technologies.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Innovative research projects related to CMV and driver safety and security activities.

Fiscal Year 2009: Innovative research projects related to CMV and driver safety and security activities.

Fiscal Year 2010: Innovative research projects related to CMV and driver safety and security activities.


Agency - Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.