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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report is from a WASHO Conference held in Portland, Oregon from June 3-6, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Western Association of State Highway & Transp Off

    AASHTO, 341 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, Dr
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM