Improved operational safety a must for trucking markets

https://www.automotiveworld.com/articles/improved-operational-safety-a-must-for-trucking-markets/

Participants

  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
    Role: General
    Reference type: Referenced
  • Debjit Roy
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Referenced
  • Debjit Roy
    Role: Faculty
    Reference type: Quoted

Media outlets

  • Automotive World (Online)

Description

Debjit Roy, Associate Professor of Logistics and Operations Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, has been mentioned in an article. The article discusses the trucking accidents on the roads of India. The causes are cost sensitivity, low barriers to entry and a lack of regulation. Research of the Rotterdam School of Managment finds that trucks are responsible for up to 65% of the traffic deaths every year. Roy states that “Total cost of ownership informs what trucks fleets will use, and there is always a trade off between cost and safety, such that many operators start with low-quality assets. Regulation today focuses mostly on the vehicle side of the equation. The jump from BSIV to BSVI is an example, but there’s also guidelines to increase axle load capacity by 20%, as well as considerable plans for electrification and charging infrastructure. That’s great, but these policies ignore fleet operators and how they run their business. We need to up-skill the fleet operators. ”