• April 13th, 2015

The National Symposium on Work Zones and Large Trucks was held as a one-day event at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 13, 2015. The objective of the symposium was to exchange experiences and identify solutions to further improve large truck safety and mobility in and around work zones. Attendees included a total of 90 practitioners representing State departments of transportation (DOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), law enforcement agencies, academia, and industry. The symposium consisted of:

  • An opening session where a panel of principals introduced the stakeholders and key challenges,
  • A frame the day/issues discussion,
  • A highway environment session focused on work zone design and technology applications,
  • A vehicle session focused on the dynamics of navigating a work zone,
  • A driver session that included discussion of challenges for truck drivers, and
  • A closing session that documented the key items for an implementation plan document.