Trucking Fleet Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for Managing Mixed Fleets

ICR 202102-2126-001

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Supplementary Document
2021-04-23
Supporting Statement A
2021-02-16
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ICR Details
202102-2126-001
Received in OIRA
DOT/FMCSA
Trucking Fleet Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for Managing Mixed Fleets
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 06/04/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
2,660 0
176 0
0 0

Although accessible automated driving systems (ADS), ADS-equipped trucks hold the promise of increased safety, productivity, and efficiency, it is not clear how these vehicles should be integrated into fleet operations with conventional trucks for mixed-fleet operations. Through this new voluntary information collection survey FMCSA seeks reporting information from truck industry representatives regarding their opinions and perception of ADS. FMCSA has contracted with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) to administer this study and analyze its results. The primary goal of this study is to develop and demonstrate a pragmatic Fleet Concept of Operations or CONOPS. This CONOPS will provide the trucking industry with clear guidelines on how to safely deploy and benefit from ADS-equipped trucks. The study will consist of up to four roadshows hosted by VTTI to be held alongside existing truck shows and conferences, with a phase 1 (a pre-road show) and a phase II (a post roadshow) to reach 6 different types of respondents: fleet managers, industry engineers, CMV sales, CMV drivers, State and Federal government, and researchers. Each roadshow will include multiple hands-on demonstrations provided by various ADS vendors. As part of the roadshow, VTTI will distribute pre- and post-roadshow questionnaires to obtain opinions about the ADS technologies from members of the trucking industry who are attending the roadshows. The questionnaire data collected in Phase I of the study (pre-roadshow) will allow the gathering of baseline opinions regarding ADS technologies. Once respondents participate in the hands-on demonstrations at the roadshow, it will be determined whether their opinions on the technologies have changed by data collected in Phase 2, the post-roadshow. Potential respondents can participate in the roadshow for free and there is no obligation to complete the Phases 1 and 2 questionnaires. The data collected will be baseline opinions that members of the trucking fleet have regarding ADS technologies. Questionnaires will be downloaded from the cell phones to the VTTI secure servers after the roadshows.

US Code: 49 USC 504 Name of Law: Reports and records
   US Code: 49 USC 31133 Name of Law: General Powers of the Secretary of Transportation
   US Code: 49 USC 31136 Name of Law: United States Government Regulations
   US Code: 49 USC 31502 Name of Law: Requirements for qualification, hours of service, safety, and equipment standards
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 69678 11/03/2020
86 FR 21781 04/23/2021
Yes

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 2,660 0 0 2,660 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 176 0 0 176 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Changing Regulations
No
This is a new ICR therefore the proposed burden hours are considered a burden increase.

$3,039
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Thomas Kelly 202 366-1812 [email protected]

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On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
06/04/2021


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