Title page for ETD etd-10312009-020223
|Type of Document
||Azimi-Ghomi, Edreece A.
||Analysis of truck overturn accidents on Virginia interstate systems :a case study of I-81
||Master of Science
|Hobeika, Antoine G.
|Han, Lee D.
|Walker, Richard D.
|Date of Defense
In this study, trucks or large trucks are defined as straight trucks (ST-TR) also
known as single unit trucks having a single body without any hitch between the
loading section and front driving mechanism, tractor trailers (TR -TR) having two
bodies coupled by a hitch, and twin tractor trailers (TW-TR) with front driving
mechanisms towed by a double trailer. Vehicle miles of travel (VMT) for these
trucks have been steadily increasing for the past five years (1986-1990) showing a
continuous growth in transportation goods both inside and outside of the State of
The objective of this research is to identify the major factors associated with
truck overturns occurring on which occurred between 1986 and 1990, on the main
line of the Virginia Interstate System in general and 1-81 in particular.
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