Truck Management Strategies on Freeways during Holidays

This study analyzed the necessity of truck management on freeways during the holidays. It focused specifically on the mechanical properties of large trucks, the majority of which are currently overloaded, and drivers' non-standard driving behavior and fatigue while driving. In China, trucks have become one of the most important factors hindering freeway operation efficiency and safety. This is obvious through vehicles queuing in the upgrade, congestion in toll stations and service areas, and increased traffic incidents. Based on several field investigations of freeways in Guangdong province during the holidays as well as statistical analysis and traffic simulation, truck management strategies for freeways are proposed according to the traffic demand management theory. Vehicle travel time and delay comparisons of different truck diversion strategies are analyzed. These strategies are proven to be beneficial in improving the service level of freeways and of the operating efficiency of the entire highway network.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 774-780
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2012: Multimodal Transportation Systems—Convenient, Safe, Cost-Effective, Efficient

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01500342
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784412442
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Nov 12 2013 2:35PM