Nov 21, 2023

K-State Summit Targets Commercial Vehicle Safety to Curb Preventable Roadway Deaths

Posted Nov 21, 2023 2:10 PM

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KANSAS CITY, MO - On Wednesday, November 29th and Thursday, November 30th, Kansas State University's Department of Civil Engineering will host the 2023 Midwest Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit.

K-State partners with the U.S. Department of Transportation will host transportation safety workers from across the Midwest to work together to find solutions to reduce the number of roadway deaths.

The summit will host more than 250 people, including trucking staff, industry partners from both small and large motor carriers; also state transportation engineers and behavioral safety staff, university partners, safety advocacy groups, state and local law enforcement partners, truck insurance companies, and partners from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration.

Regional leaders attending include Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City, Missouri; Mayor Tyrone Garner, Kansas City, Kansas; Lynda Tran, director of the U.S. Department of Transportation; Robin Hutcheson, administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Jason Ahten, senior director of fleet safety at Walmart; and K.C. Phillips, Sirius XM host.

A livestream of the summit will be available on the Midwest Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit website.