A Truck Parking Facilities Adequacy Study in Brazilian Federal Highways

According to Brazilian reports on accidents occurred on its Federal highway network involving large trucks, accidents are mainly caused by drivers' fatigue and excess of speed while trying to meet short delivery deadlines for long distances. A new federal law was approved to establish limits on truck drivers working times, including maximum continuous driving time and maximum daily and weekly on duty time. Due to this law and since the Brazilian Ministry of Transportation did not perform studies to verify its applicability, the authors present a research that aims to analyze which existing rest areas provide enough room for the actual and future demands of trucks needing to stop. They establish the following method: in the first step the authors review and study different models found in the literature and evaluate their potential application to Brazilian conditions. In the next step they develop their own model and finally, they validate their model by applying it to the BR-101 Federal highway in the Santa Catarina State. Therefore, this study describes the models evaluated in the first step, presents the new model and the results obtained in its application.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 359-364
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01600734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 2016 12:36PM