TRUCK OPERATIONS AND REGULATIONS ON URBAN FREEWAYS

This study examines six general classes of truck regulations in terms of their impacts on urban freeway safety and traffic operations. The truck restrictions and regulatory practices examined were: 1) Lane restrictions; 2) Time-of-day restrictions; 3) Speed restrictions; 4) Route restrictions; 5) Driver licensing and certification programs; and 6) Increased enforcement of existing regulations. Of the six classes of regulations examined, only two appear capable of truck usage of producting any substantial improvement in the safety and operational aspects of truck usage of urban freeways in Texas. Reduced speed limits, either for all vehicles or trucks only, appear to merit consideration on a trial basis. In terms of long-term actions, the areas of driver licensing/training and incident management techniques should be emphasized.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McCasland, W R
    • Stokes, R W
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 177 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-85/28+338-1F, Res Rpt. 338-1F
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-10-83-338
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:13PM