MOTORWAYS - A TRUMP CARD IN THE ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF HEAVY VEHICLES

LES AUTOROUTES : UN ATOUT DANS LA RENTABILITE DES POIDS LOURDS

THE FRENCH MOTORWAY NETWORK 4000 KM LONG, LINKS THE MAJORITY OF THE LARGE POPULATION CENTRES LOCATED EAST OF A LINE FROM CAEN TO MARSEILLE. STARTING FROM THIS PREMISE, THE AUTHOR RECALLS THE ADVANTAGES OF THE MOTORWAY FOR HEAVY VEHICLES: REGULARITY, SPEED (+ 20% TO 25%), REDUCTION IN FUEL CONSUMPTION (7%) AND MAINTENANCE COSTS (40% TO 50% ON TYRES, 2.5% LESS GEAR CHANGES, USAGE OF BRAKES REDUCED BY 75%). THE AXLE TAX MAY BE PARTIALLY RECOVERED BY MEANS OF THE METHODS DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE. THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING TOLL ROADS ARE OUTLINED TOGETHER WITH THE PRICES FOR MAIN CATEGORIES AS WELL AS A MAP OF THE LAYOUT OF THE MOTORWAYS.

  • Authors:
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  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60-1,64-5
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01296239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institut Francais des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l'Aménagement et des Réseaux (IFSTTAR)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 5:51AM