The purpose of this discussion paper is to define the major issues and important factors involved in a uniform national truck size and weight standard. Chapter 2 discusses some of the characteristics of the present system, including size, weight, and user charges; Chapter 3: Improvements to the productivity of trucking; Chapter 4: Highway maintenance considerations; Chapter 5: Some quick "back-of-envelope" calculations of the energy balance concerns; Chapters 6 and 7: Discussions of safety, enforcement, and transfer of benefits. Chapter 8: Other issues, principally rail/truck competition concerns. In Chapter 9 a concept that could enhance truck operations, energy savings, and enforcement is proposed. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    Division of Sponsored Programs
    West Lafayette, Indiana,   United States  47907
  • Authors:
    • Michael, H L
    • Sinha, K C
    • Stewart, W T
    • Whitford, RRK
    • Yoder, E J
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 58 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315377
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Discussion
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM