WASHINGTON MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING COST SURVEY-WITH DISCUSSION

THE WASHINGTON MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING COST SURVEY WAS A JOINT UNDERTAKING OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS, THE WESTERN HIGHWAY INSTITUTE, AND THE U. S. BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS. FACTUAL DATA ON OPERATING COSTS OF THE DIFFERENT VEHICLE TYPES WAS OF IMPORTANCE TO ALL THREE FOR INVESTIGATING TAX ALLOCATION THEORIES. DATA WAS COLLECTED FOR A YEAR ON OPERATING COSTS FOR ALL VEHICLE TYPES, SEGREGATED BY FUEL TYPE AND TYPE OF SERVICE. THE DATA WERE FURNISHED BY THE INDIVIDUAL OPERATORS ON FORMS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE SURVEY. FIGURES WERE OBTAINED FROM ACTUAL RECORDS COVERING CURRENT OPERATIONS. AS WAS EXPECTED, MUCH VARIATION WAS FOUND IN THE VALUES REPORTED. A LARGE NUMBER OF CURVES HAS BEEN DEVELOPED, DEPICTING THE VARIATION IN OPERATING COST FACTORS WITH VEHICLE GROSS WEIGHT FOR THE VARIOUS VEHICLE TYPES, FUEL TYPES, AND TYPES OF SERVICE IN WHICH THE VEHICLES WERE ENGAGED. ALTHOUGH THERE MAY BE SERIOUS LIMITATIONS IN APPLYING THESE CURVES TO OPERATING CONDITIONS AND VEHICLES IN OTHER STATES, THE INFORMATION IS PROBABLY MORE COMPREHENSIVE THAN ANY PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 36, pp 51-63, 11 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Glaze, C K
    • Van Mieghem, G
  • Discussers:
    • STEVENS, H
  • Publication Date: 1957

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 7-11, 1957
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 22 1972 12:00AM