Prepare a Research Paper from one of the topics selected from those listed below:
SUBJECT MOTOR FLEET SAFETY
1. Research a recent (within the last three years) hazardous materials incident on U.S. roadways involving trucking
and describe what happened, what specific safety measures were and were not followed, and how the accident
might have been avoided or results of the accident reduced.
2. Research a recent (within the last three years) major accident on roadways of the U.S. involving a truck/trailer
combination that resulted in major damage or major injuries. Describe the factors leading up to the accident and
how application of specific principles you have learned in this course could have either prevented the accident or
reduced the damages.
3. Research a major terrorism incident involving use of a vehicle as a weapon (within the last three years) anywhere
in the world and describe what specific measures could have been taken to prevent the incident or to lessen its
The paper should be at least five to seven pages in length, be written using APA format and have the following elements:
Description of accident
Specific measures or factors listed that were not followed or led up to the accident
Recommendations as to what specifically could have been done to prevent or reduce damage from the
A conclusion section giving a summary to support your views/ideas
Note: If you use an accident that has been fully investigated by an agency of the government and you utilize their
recommendations, you must explain why you feel each of these recommendations are valid and how you feel that
they could be put into place.