ATA congratulates Knipling
for international recognition
Dec 13, 2010 3:09 PM
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) congratulates Dr Ron R Knipling on receiving the Order of Merit, one of the highest recognitions given by the International Road Transport Union (IRU), a Geneva, Switzerland-based international organization representing highway users. Knipling is the author of Safety for the Long Haul, a commercial vehicle safety book recently published by the ATA.
“This recognition by the IRU cements Dr Knipling’s status, on an international level, as one of the foremost experts on commercial vehicle safety,” said Bill Graves, ATA president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to be associated with Dr. Knipling’s research and his work to continuously improve highway safety and build upon the impressive safety gains achieved by the US trucking industry.”
In presenting the recognition during a transportation conference in Brussels, Belgium, IRU President Janusz Lacny highlighted Knipling’s “impressive road safety work, which helps address the main causes of accidents involving heavy commercial vehicles and confirms, in a scientific and comprehensive way, the findings of the previous European Union road safety studies, such as the EU-funded European Truck Accident Causation study.”
The 600-page publication includes more than 100 specific topics relating to large-truck crash risk, causation, countermeasures, and safety management. It is available exclusively through ATA. To receive more information or purchase the book, visit: www.atabusinesssolutions.com/p-208-safety-for-the-long-haul.aspx or call 1-866-821-3468 (toll-free in the United States) or 1-703-838-1700 (outside the United States).
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