Selected Publications

Woodrooffe J. (2016) "Opportunity Cost for Society Related to Us Truck Size and Weight Regulation - Freight Efficiency.” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC ISSN: 0361-1981.

Woodrooffe J. (2016) "Ten Surprising Findings About Winter Tires: It Is Not Just About Snow”. University of Michigan Sustainable Worldwide Transportation Report No. SWT-2016-10.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D. (2015). "Heavy Truck Injury Mechanisms and Countermeasures to Improve Occupant Safety”. SAE 15CV-0268.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D. (2014) "Evaluation of Forward Collision Mitigation Braking Safety Performance for Commercial Vehicles” International Forum for Road Transport Technology, San Luis Argentina.

Woodrooffe, J. (2014) "Reducing Truck Fuel Use and Emissions: Tires, Aerodynamics, Engine Efficiency, and Size and Weight Regulations.” UMTRI-2014-27.

Blower, D., Woodrooffe, J., Green, P.E.(2013) "Real-world Safety Effect of Roll Stability Control.” Accepted for publication, SAE, Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

Woodrooffe, J., Flannagan C., Blower D., Bogard S., Green P.E, Bao, S. (2013) "Effectiveness of a Current Commercial Vehicle Forward Collision Avoidance and Mitigation Systems” SAE paper 13CVA-0023.

Woodrooffe, J., Flannagan C., Blower D., Bogard S., Green P.E, Bao, S. (2013) "Automated Control and Brake Strategies for Future Crash Avoidance Systems – Potential Benefits” SAE paper 13CVA-0024.

Woodrooffe, J., Dahlberg E. (2013) "Regulatory Options for Improving Aerodynamic Performance of Commercial Vehicles” SAE paper 13CVA-0007.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D. (2103) "Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study: Highway Safety and Truck Crash Comparative Analysis”. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Washington DC, November.

Blower, D., Woodrooffe, J., Green, P.E. (2013) "Real-world Safety Effect of Roll Stability Control.” Accepted for publication, SAE, Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress.

Woodrooffe, John, Blower, Daniel. (2013) "Heavy Truck Crashworthiness: Injury Mechanisms and Countermeasures to Improve Occupant Safety”. Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C. UMTRI Report 2013-41.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D., Green, P. (2013) "Safety Benefits of Stability Control Systems for Motorcoach Buses” TRB Record.

Woodrooffe J., Blower D., Bao S., Bogard S., Flannagan C., Green P.E., LeBlanc D’, (2013) "Performance Characterization and Safety Effectiveness of Collision Mitigation Braking and Forward Collision Warning Systems for Commercial Vehicles” UMTRI Report 2011-36 for Meritor WABCO and NHTSA. Published in NHTSA Docket No. NHTSA-2013-0067.

Blower, Daniel; Woodrooffe, John. (2013) "Heavy-Vehicle Crash Data Collection and Analysis to Characterize Rear and Side Underride and Front Override in Fatal Truck Crashes.” Transportation Research Institute, Center for National Truck Statistics. 112 p. Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C. March 2013. DOT HS 811 725.

Woodrooffe, J. (2012) "Performance Based Standards and Indicators for Sustainable Commercial Vehicle Transport” European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (AECA)

Woodrooffe, J., Blower D., Green P.E. (2012) "Safety Performance and Benefits of Heavy Truck Stability Control: Providing Insight into Compliance Evaluation” SAE Technical Paper 2012-01-1906

Woodrooffe, John; Blower, Daniel; Green, P. (2012) "Safety Benefits of Stability Control Systems for Single Unit Trucks and Buses”. Transportation Research Institute, Center for National Truck Statistics. 188 p. Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C. Publication pending.

Blower, D., Woodrooffe, J. (2012). "Survey of the Status of Truck Safety: Brazil, China, Australia, and the United States”. Michigan University, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute. Sponsor: The University of Michigan Sustainable Worldwide Transportation.

Blower, D.; Woodrooffe, J.; Page, O. (2011) "Analysis of Rear Underride in Fatal Truck Crashes”. Michigan University, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute, Center for National Truck Statistics. 80 p. Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.

Klena II, T., Blower, D., Fischer K., and Woodrooffe, J., (2011) Characterization of Commercial Vehicle Crashes and Driver Injury,” SAE Technical Paper 2011-01-2294.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D., Green P.E. (2011) "Tractor Trailer Rollover Prevention: The Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control Systems” TRB Record.

Woodrooffe J., Billing R.J, Middleton D., Sweatman P.F. (2011) "Canadian Truck Size and Weight Policy Development: are there Lessons for the U.S.” TRB.

Middleton D., Woodrooffe J., Villa J.C., Terra M.S. (2011) "Review of Mexican Experience with Large Commercial Motor Vehicles” Project No. 08-63, National Cooperative Highway Research Program Transportation Research Board of The National Academies.

Woodrooffe J., Glaeser K.P., Nordengen P., (2010)"Truck Productivity, Efficiency, Energy Use and CO2 Output – International Performance Benchmarking” TRB Record.

Woodrooffe J., Billing R.J, Middleton D., Sweatman P.F. (2010) "Review of Canadian Experience with Regulation of Large Commercial Motor Vehicles”. NCHRP Report 671, TRB.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D., Green P.E. (2010) Analysis of Stability Control Systems for Tractor-Semitrailers. International Heavy Vehicle Symposium, Melbourne Australia.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D., Green P.E. (2010) "Analysis of Stability Control Systems for Tractor-Semitrailers” International Heavy Vehicle Symposium, Melbourne Australia.

Woodrooffe J., Glaeser K.P., Nordengen P., Bereni M., Jacob B. (2010) "International Benchmarking - Productivity and Infrastructure Impact of Larger Commercial Vehicles” International Heavy Vehicle Symposium, Melbourne Australia.

Woodrooffe J., Glaeser K.P., Nordengen P., Bereni M., Germanchev A., and Eady P., Jacob B., (2010). "Safety, Productivity, Infrastructure Wear, Fuel Use and Emissions Assessment of the International Truck Fleet-A Comparative Analysis” OECD International Transport Forum, Paris.

Jarossi L., Matteson A., Woodrooffe J. (2010) Buses Involved in fatal Accidents Factbook 2007. Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics, Michigan University Transportation Research Institute, UMTRI-2010-09.

Woodrooffe, J., Page, O. (2009) "Roadside Alligators and the UMTRI Tire Debris Survey”, 88th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington.

Woodrooffe, J., Blower, D., Gordon, T., Green, P.E., Liu, B. Sweatman P.F. (2009) "Commercial Vehicle Rollover Prevention Demonstration Safety Effectiveness of Commercial Tractor-Semitrailer Enhanced Stability Technologies”. For the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Woodrooffe J., Belzowski B. M., Reece J., Sweatman P.F., (2009) "Analysis of the Potential Benefits of Larger Trucks for U.S. Businesses Operating Private Fleets” National Private Truck Council, Washington D.C.

Woodrooffe, J.; Blower, D., Gordon, T., Green, P.E., Liu, B., Sweatman, P. (2009) "Safety Benefits of Stability Control Systems for Tractor-Semitrailers.” US Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. DOT HS 811 205.

Belzowski, B.M.; Blower, D.; Woodrooffe, J.; Green, P.E. (2009) Tracking the Use of Onboard Safety Technologies Across the Truck Fleet. Michigan University, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute. Sponsor: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. 57 p.

Woodrooffe, J.F., Page, O., Blower, D., & Green, P.E. (2008) "Commercial Medium Tire Debris Study”. For the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Report # UMTRI-2008-34.

Woodrooffe, J.F., Page, O., Blower, D., & Green, P.E.. (2008) Commercial Medium Tire Debris Study. DOT HS 811 060. U.S. Department of Transportation. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Washington D.C. 236 p.

Woodrooffe, J. (2007) "Future Trends in Vehicle Regulation is for "National Surface Transportation Policy and Review Study Commission” established by Congress, January 2007.

Green, P.E., Woodrooffe, J. (2006) "The Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control on Motor Vehicle Crash Prevention” Report to Continental Teves.

Green Paul E., Woodrooffe John, (2006) "The Estimated Reduction in Odds of Loss-of-Control Type Crashes for Sport Utility Vehicles Equipped with Electronic Stability Control.” Journal of Safety Research, no. 37 pp. 493-499.

Blower, D., Woodrooffe, J., Green, P., Matteson, A., Shrank, M., (2005) Determination of Events Leading to Sport Utility Vehicle Rollover. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No 1908, Washington DC, pp 180-186.

Woodrooffe, J. (2006) "Federal Bridge Formula: How It Influences Vehicle Dynamic Behavior.” 9th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights & Dimensions Penn State University, June 2006.

Fekpe E, Gopalakrishna D., Woodrooffe J. (2006), "Performance-based oversize and overweight permitting system”, Annual meeting of the TRB in DC, January 26, 2006

Woodrooffe, J. Winkler, C., Karamihas, S., (2005) Stability Benchmarking of NGAT/SGT and EV-C Vehicles” Report to Sandia National Labs

Blower D., Woodrooffe J., (2005), "Determination of Events Leading to Sport Utility Vehicle Rollover,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No 1908, Washington DC, 2005. pp 180-186.

Blower, D., Woodrooffe, J., Schneider, L. (2005) Characterization of Transit-Bus Accidents Resulting in Passenger Injuries for Use in Developing Alternative Methods for Transporting Wheelchair-Seated Travelers. Proceedings, International Truck and Bus Safety and Security Symposium, Alexandria, VA.

Green, P.E., Blower, D., Woodrooffe, J. (2005) "Crash Data Analyses for Heavy Vehicle Braking” Report to U.S. Department of Transportation NHTSA.

Blower, D.; Woodrooffe, J.; Green, P.; Matteson, A.; Shrank, M. (2004) Characterization of Pre-Roll Events of Sport Utility Vehicles: Data and Analysis. Michigan University, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute, Transportation Safety Analysis Division. 65 p. Sponsor: TRW Automotive, Livonia, Mich. Report No. UMTRI-2004-16. UMTRI-98196

Woodrooffe, J., Anderson, D., Ash, L., (2004). "The Influence of Policy on Crash Rates of Long Combination Vehicles” 8th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights & Dimensions Johannesburg South Africa, March 14-18, 2004

Woodrooffe, J. (2004) "Speed Related Factors Influencing Safety Performance of EEMVs.” Report to Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation.

Woodrooffe, J. (2003) "The Development of Energy Efficiency Rating Systems for Truck Tires.” Report to Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency.

Woodrooffe, J., de Pont J., (2003) "Performance Based Standards in Australia, New Zealand and Canada” Report to U.S. Federal Highway Administration Office of Policy Development.

Woodrooffe, J., Milliken, P., (2003) "Vehicle Dynamic Safety Analysis of Triple Trailer Configuration Options” Report to Alberta Transportation, Government of Alberta.

Woodrooffe, J. (2003) "Safety Performance of 15-Passenger Vans.” Report to WeirFoulds LLP.

Woodrooffe, J., (2002). "Heavy Vehicle Wheel Separations: Exploring the Causes” 7th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Weights & Dimensions Delft, The Netherlands, June 16 – 20, 2002

Woodrooffe, J. (2002) "Western Longer Combination Vehicle Scenario: Vehicle Operations and Safety Analysis.” Report to U.S. Federal Highway Administration Office of Policy Development.

Woodrooffe, J. (2002) "Recent Evolution of Long-Haul Prime Mover Wheelbase in North America.” Report to Roaduser Systems Pty. Australia.

Woodrooffe, J., Warren, R. (2001). "Wheel Separations – Is There a Case for Reinventing the Wheel”. The Fourth International Conference on Accident Investigation, Reconstruction, Interpretation and the Law; August 13-16, 2001; Vancouver BC.

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