Dr. Ron Knipling is the author of the first and only comprehensive textbook on large truck safety, Safety for the Long Haul; Large Truck Crash Risk, Causation, & Prevention. In recognition of the book, he received the International Road Transport Union (IRU) Order of Merit award, the first given to an American scientist. Dr. Knipling has more than 35 years’ experience in traffic safety with emphasis on driver human factors and motor carrier safety. Specialty areas include crash data analysis, driver risk, crash causation, driver fatigue, hours-ofservice, technology assessment, and carrier safety management. Dr. Knipling has held senior government, university, and consulting positions. Accomplishments include more than 300 technical reports, papers, and conference presentations. He resides near Washington, D.C., and works as a safety researcher, consultant, and trainer.