AN ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMICS OF TRUCK SIZES AND WEIGHTS IN RELATION TO STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS
A survey of the literature was performed to identify the state of the art with respect to the impacts of changes in truck weight and size limits. It was found that techniques for evaluating impacts on transportation and highway costs have been developed. Data were available which indicate accident frequency and severity as a function of vehicle weight. Impact of vehicle size and weight limits on the energy crisis was not documented. Two voids in the state of the art were found: impact on consumer prices and impact on environmental elements. Until these data are filled, it is doubtful that a cost-benefit analysis can be performed which will be sensitive to important issues of impact incidence. /NTIS/
Voorhees (Alan M) and Associates, IncorporatedCambridge, MA United States
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 117 p.
- TRT Terms: Competition; Costs; Crash rates; Crash severity; Economics; Energy; Highways; Intermodal transportation; Laws; Motor carriers; Piggyback transportation; Size; Transportation; Transportation modes; Trucking; Trucks; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Truck laws & regulations
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Society; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00263925
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM