FUEL CONSERVATION AND SERVICE LEVELS IN MAINTENANCE
The energy crisis has created a new awareness of fuel consumption and hence new ways of handling fuel related activities. This article reviews the Washington Department of Highways dynamic conservation program. It describes their system of monitoring fuel use from each district twice a month. Methods of saving fuel are discussed including cutting back on routine maintenance by slowing litter pickup, mowing, painting and washing guardrails and signs, by cutting down wasteful practice in snow and ice control, Use of smaller maintenance vehicles and better driving practices. Better road surfaces are mentioned also as being energy efficient.
- This report is from a WASHO Conference held in Portland, Oregon from June 3-6, 1974.
Western Association of State Highway & Transp OffAASHTO, 341 National Press Building
Washington, DC USA 20004
- Anderson, Dr
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Energy; Equipment; Fuel consumption; Highway maintenance; Maintenance management; Maintenance practices; Management; Snow and ice control
- Old TRIS Terms: Maintenance administration
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Energy; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation;
- Accession Number: 00260266
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM