The Kentucky Transportation Center at the University of Kentucky serves as the research arm of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. In addition, the Center works with other state agencies and units within the Transportation Cabinet, including the Kentucky State Police and the Office of Highway Safety. The Center also engages in highway related research of a regional and national scope, with funding from the Transportation Research Board (NCHRP) and from the USDOT (FHWA and NHTSA). The state research program includes topics from areas including, planning and program development, project development, project delivery, system maintenance and operations, and management and finance. This research program area averages over $3 million annually and involves a 30 plus member cadre of research engineers and other transportation related professionals, along with technicians and research support personnel.
Haulite Corporation has teamed with The Kentucky Transportation Center to pilot test our version 1.0 and version 2.0 HauliteTM collision warning systems. Dr. Joseph Crabtree, PhD, Center Director, and Jennifer Walton, BSEE, Intelligent Transportation Systems Dept., performed a rigorous independent third party study of the usefulness and functionality of our CoverHaul18® collision warning systems. The Transportation Center’s critical analysis of the commercial readiness of our systems has proven invaluable for us in terms of obtaining their seal of approval and their advocacy in the marketplace.Their key involvement has also aided Haulite in our bid to introduce our systems to the insurance side of the commercial trucking industry to gain their support for our groundbreaking technology. And that we did. Consequently, we won over people like Randall Smith, VP, Great American Insurance, Trucking Division, who acted in the capacity of "interested party" and lent his expertise from the insurance side of the commercial vehicle industry. In addition, Jamie Fiepke, President/CEO of the Kentucky Motor Transport Association (KMTA) supports the use of "Coverhaul18®", as do Tammy Goad and John Kernohan of Neace Lukens, a proud Partner of Assurex Global, the world’s largest privately held risk management and commercial insurance brokerage group.