Nationally consistent heavy vehicle rest area data definition framework

This report proposes a data definition framework to describe heavy vehicle rest areas (HVRAs). HVRAs are generally provided by state road agencies (SRAs), but others are provided by the private sector, local governments and the community. Having a consistent data definition framework for HVRA characteristics will allow, over time, for SRAs to provide information that can be used to help drivers and road transport companies meet fatigue management regulations. The HVRA data definition framework has been developed within the context of all rest areas and other SRA roadside facilities. The framework is intended to be used by third parties to develop intelligent transport system (ITS) software for trucking companies or by drivers using mobile applications. A common data definition for HVRAs may lead to greater consistency in navigation system design and truck journey planning systems. It is intended to allow development by third parties of selected real-time HVRA performance and feedback systems. In turn it will provide a potential means of feedback. The use of HVRA data by trucking companies will allow jurisdictions to more effectively inform industry of the HVRA network that is available to drivers, leading to improved fatigue management. When this occurs, full value will be gained from government investment in HVRAs.


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  • Pagination: 41p

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  • Accession Number: 01485922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781921925037111
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AP-R443/13
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 9 2013 10:25AM