Rebecca Hammond, M.S., is a Senior Research Associate in the Division of Freight, Transit, & Heavy Vehicle Safety at VTTI. Ms. Hammond earned a B.S. in Psychology and an M.S. in Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech. Since joining VTTI in 2001, Ms. Hammond has managed many heavy vehicle-related transportation studies. These studies include the highly publicized Driver Distraction in Commercial Vehicle Operations study, which led to a texting ban for all heavy-vehicle drivers. Ms. Hammond has experience collecting both on-road data and naturalistic data. She has served as the data reduction manager and expert for the Center since 2004 and has extensive experience in data reduction training, lab management, and quality control. Ms. Hammond has published over 50 scientific publications, including journal articles, conference papers, book chapters, and technical reports.