Impacts of PBS pavement vertical loading standards at network level: tasks 1 and 2: final report

The economic and functional impacts of performance based standards (PBS) pavement vertical loading standard (PVLS) were quantified at network level using a life cycle costing approach. The assessment involved comparative analysis of the changes in agency and user costs associated with a number of scenarios with a base case. The base case included the current fleet, operating under general mass limits (GML) and related pavement loading. The scenarios included different combinations of PBS vehicles with different take-up rates and their associated pavement loading. In developing the scenarios, it was assumed that the new PBS fleet will perform the same transport task as the current fleet it is replacing. Growth in freight task was applied for the base case and the scenarios. The assessment results indicated that the PBS PVLS requires further assessment to limit the overall wear caused by vehicles converting for volume gain and operating fully laden under PBS.


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  • Pagination: 206p

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  • Accession Number: 01383794
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781921551031
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AP-T117/09
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 3:52PM