Defining asset management level of service requirements for freight on rural arterial roads

This report documents the outcomes of surveys of road freight drivers, operators and road infrastructure managers to better understand their asset management level of service (LOS) requirements. The survey responses identified three primary road attributes impacting on LOS for heavy vehicle drivers and freight operators: ride comfort (road roughness); road shoulder width and condition; and road and bridge geometry and general access. A follow-up survey investigated the responses of truck and car drivers to variations to the above identified three key road inventory attributes. Analysis of sample rating data indicated that LOS ratings provided by car and truck drivers closely followed changes in LOS for roughness, shoulder width and lane geometry, but truck drivers on average rated LOS below that rated by car drivers. Results also indicated that the use of road surface measures aligned with truck ride characteristics (as opposed to currently used roughness measures such as IRI) would improve the capability of asset managers to deliver LOS better tailored to the needs of freight vehicles.


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  • Pagination: 76p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9781925451030
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AP-T306-16
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2016 2:37PM