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Truckers & Turnover Project

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The Truckers & Turnover Project is a multi-year study conducted by a team of University of Minnesota, Morris faculty and students, as well as faculty at other institutions, in cooperation with a large motor carrier.

A distinctive part of the project has been its use of behavioral-economic field experiments conducted by the researchers at a company training site with new, “in-training” truckers. The project has also used a large statistical case study based on the operational and human resource data from participating firms and has uniquely been able to combine these data with medical insurance records and commercial driver medical exam (CDME) information for participating drivers. This combination allows the projects researchers to examine the relationship between medical conditions and individual trucker outcomes.

Project History

Initial work with the first cooperating firm began in 2002. The current larger-scale project has been under way since 2005, and is expected to continue for several more years as of 2014.