Survey to Explore the Use of Navigation Systems by Commercial Vehicles
A Worrisome Trend
The use of navigation systems has gained in popularity in the country's commercial vehicles in recent years. However, what kind of impact that such devices may have on the driver's behavior, decision making ability, and safety, is not fully understood. ATRI officials further say that there is growing anecdotal evidence that blames GPS navigation systems for large truck crashes.
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The results of the current survey will offer further insight on the utility of these navigation systems and their impact on the operations of commercial trucking. The survey will also throw light on the impacts that other methods of providing directions to drivers may have on fleet operations and safety.
The results of the survey will also create an opportunity for the public sector to minimize infrastructural damage and improve transport operations. Motor carriers and commercial drivers can complete the confidential survey online at the official website of ATRI.