Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study - Compliance Comparative Analysis Technical Report

This report documents the results from the Volume II: Compliance Comparative Analysis, a component of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) 2014 Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (2014 CTSW Study). The purpose of this study is to assess the cost and effectiveness of enforcing truck size and weight (TSW) limits for trucks operating at or below current Federal truck weight limits as compared with enforcement costs and effectiveness for alternative truck configurations in six scenarios. The results of the comparative analyses of enforcement cost and effectiveness are reported in Chapters 2 and 3 of this report, respectively. Enforcement costs reflect the resources required to undertake the TSW enforcement task. The cost analysis includes a description of the principal TSW enforcement methods used in the United States, including the application and costs of enforcement technologies. The analysis examines national-level trends in enforcement program costs and conducts enforcement cost comparisons between States and for different truck configurations. Finally, the analysis estimates the enforcement cost impacts of introducing the alternative truck configurations into the traffic stream. Enforcement program effectiveness reflects how the resources provided to the enforcement program translate into TSW enforcement actions and ultimately contribute to achieving regulatory compliance. The effectiveness analysis examines trends and relationships pertaining to enforcement program activities (such as truck weighings) and compares effectiveness between States and for different truck configurations. Weigh-in-motion (WIM) data gathered at selected sites provides the basis for comparing the truck weight compliance impacts that may result from introducing the alternative truck configurations into the traffic stream.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 206p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01637940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 22 2017 8:55AM