Below is a list of surveys the OOIDA Foundation is presenting in order to assist other industry stakeholders. For information concerning the Foundation’s surveys, check out our Recent Research page for results.

As you know, for the last several years, trucking industry stakeholders have been assisting with outreach on a real-time truck parking information system for the MAASTO/Midwest region (Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials).

We are now conducting our last official truck parking survey to understand how truck drivers and other industry stakeholders use/perceive the benefits of these systems. Please click the link below to complete this short, 10-minute survey. All answers will be kept strictly confidential. The deadline is December 25, 2019.

Truck Parking Survey

The University of Kansas Medical Center recently received a grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) to study the health of active CDL drivers. The purpose behind the 5-year study is to improve the cognitive and visual driving fitness of truck drivers in order to help them drive safer, for longer. Participating drivers will receive $50 for each assessment.

NOTE: neither the US DOT nor the driver’s employer or the personal physician will receive the results.

The 2-hour assessment will evaluate the driver’s fitness with the following tools:

  • Cognitive tests (MOCA, Stroke Scale),
  • Attention tests,
  • Vision and “distraction” tests,
  • Motor tests looking at range of motion of upper extremity and neck,
  • Simulator tests looking at reaction time, speed, etc.

The research team will also evaluate the driver’s on-the-road driving safety with the following:

  • A self-assessment questionnaire,
  • A review of driving log data examining near misses, speed violations, and accidents.

This is a 5-year regional grant encompassing four states (Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas). A participating driver will be required:

  • To be located in one of the four encompassing states
  • To go to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS (3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160) for the free assessments
  • To complete one assessment a year for three years

Please find a flyer and pamphlet concerning the study. For more information please call (913) 588-7459 or email Larina Devos