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Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Individual Differences Study

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

American Government Trucking Topics:  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Individual Differences Study

Kelly Leone
Federal Register
October 3, 2011


[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 191 (Monday, October 3, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61136-61137]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25325]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-2011-0225]


Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information 
Collection Request: Commercial Driver Individual Differences Study

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 
announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its 
review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests 
approval of a new ICR that is associated with a study that will be 
conducted by a research contractor to investigate the differences among 
the characteristics of individual commercial drivers. This information 
collection will aid FMCSA in developing future safety initiatives by 
examining a wide array of driver and situational factors to determine 
if they are associated with increased or decreased crash and incident 
involvement.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before December 2, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Federal Docket 
Management System (FDMS) Docket Number FMCSA-2011-0225 using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building, Ground 
Floor, Room W12-140, 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building, Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and 
docket number. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the exemption process, see the Public 
Participation heading below. Note that all comments received will be 
posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any 
personal information provided. Please see the Privacy Act heading 
below.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the 
online instructions for accessing the dockets, or go to the street 
address listed above.
    Privacy Act: Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all 
comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement for the Federal Docket Management System 
published in the Federal Register on January 17, 2008 (73 FR 3316), or 
you may visit http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdfE8-794.pdf.
    Public Participation: The Federal eRulemaking Portal is available 
24 hours each day, 365 days each year. You can obtain electronic 
submission and retrieval help and guidelines under the ``help'' section 
of the Federal eRulemaking Portal Web site. If you want us to notify 
you that we received your comments, please include a self-addressed, 
stamped envelope or postcard, or print the acknowledgement page that 
appears after submitting comments online. Comments received after the 
comment closing date will be included in the docket and will be 
considered to the extent practicable.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa Hallquist, Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration, Office of Analysis, Research and 
Technology, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. Telephone (202) 366-1064 
or e-mail theresa.hallquist@dot.gov., Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 
p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this study is to identify, 
verify, quantify, and prioritize commercial driver risk factors. 
Primarily, these are personal factors

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such as demographic characteristics, medical conditions, personality 
traits, and performance capabilities. Risk factors may also include 
work environmental conditions, such as carrier operations type. The 
study will identify risk factors by linking the characteristics of 
individual drivers with their driving records, especially the presence 
or absence of DOT reportable crashes.
    Title: Commercial Driver Individual Differences Study.
    OMB Control Number: 2126-XXXX.
    Type of Request: New ICR.
    Respondents: Commercial motor vehicle drivers and fleet managers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,020.
    Estimated Time per Response: The estimated average time per 
responses are as follow: 1 hour, 5 minutes for paper and 1 hour for 
electronic Form MCSA-5863, ``Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Survey,'' 
submissions; 35 minutes for paper and 30 minutes for electronically 
Form MCSA-5864, ``Follow-Up Survey of Recent Life Experiences,'' 
submissions; 75 minutes for paper and 70 minutes for electronic Driver 
Survey and Job Descriptive Index from the Follow-up Survey submissions; 
and 10 minutes for the Form MCSA-5865, ``Fleet Managers Survey,'' 
submissions.
    Expiration Date: N/A. This is a new information collection request.
    Frequency of Response: This information collection will be a 
single, nonrecurring event for 16,000 CMV driver participants and 20 
fleet managers. For at least 5,000 CMV driver participants, the 
information collection will occur twice.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 9,536 hours. 8,822 hours for CMV 
driver participants: [16,800 CMV drivers completing paper Driver Survey 
x 65 minutes + 4,200 CMV drivers completing electronic Driver Survey x 
1 hour + 4,000 drivers completing paper Follow-Up Survey x 35 minutes 
per driver / 60 minutes + 1,000 drivers completing electronic Follow-Up 
Survey x 30 minutes per driver / 60 minutes + 800 CMV drivers 
completing paper Driver Survey and Job Descriptive Index x 75 minutes 
per driver / 60 minutes + 200 CMV drivers completing paper Driver 
Survey and Job Descriptive Index x 70 minutes per driver / 60 minutes = 
26,466 hours/3 years = 8,822 hours] + 714 hours for Carrier Operations: 
[20 participating carriers x 2 hours to learn about and agree to 
participation + 40 carrier managers completing IRB training x 2 hours + 
20 Managers recruiting and handling data collection of 20,000 
respondents x 83 hours + 20 Managers completing Fleet Manager Survey x 
10 minutes + Carrier managers delivering monthly crash reports to VTTI 
(20 carriers x 36 months) x 30 minutes / 60 minutes = 2,143/3 years = 
714 hours]. 8,822 hours for CMV driver participants + 714 hours for 
Carriers Operations = 9,536 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this revised information collection request, including: (1) The 
necessity and usefulness of the information collection for FMCSA to 
meet its goal in reducing truck crashes; (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burdens; (3) ways to enhance the quality, usefulness, and 
clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways to minimize the 
collection burden without reducing the quality of the collected 
information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in 
the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

    Issued on: September 23, 2011.
Kelly Leone,
Associate Administrator for Research and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2011-25325 Filed 9-30-11; 8:45 am]
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