ISE Improving Safety and Performance of UPS Drivers

October 24, 2006

Dr. Kari Babski-ReevesDr. Kari Babski-Reeves is the contract Principal Investigator for a $450,000 grant from United Parcel Service (UPS). This effort is being conducted in conjunction with researchers in the Human Factors and Ergonomics option at Virginia Tech. The focus of the research is the development and enhancement of current delivery service provider training programs to improve safety and driving performance of UPS drivers. Novel training methodologies are being explored and tested. A training program will be pilot tested in Maryland in the summer of 2007. The finalized training program will be instituted across multiple training facilities in the US. ISE undergraduate and graduate students will be an integral part of the research.

Contact Kari Babski-Reeves at (662) 325-1677 for additional information.