TRUCK MANAGEMENT ON THE ROAD SYSTEM - A PRACTICAL VIEWPOINT

This paper was presented at Session 37 - Freight. Community pressure is increasing for action to be taken by local authorities and state governments to control the movement of trucks. This paper looks at the practical difficulties in implementing truck control strategies and at the costs involved. The relative attractiveness of signed truck routes is discussed in the context of the level of acceptance and co-operation likely to be forthcoming from the trucking industry. Data collected for a recent traffic and environmental study in Port Melbourne/South Melbourne are used to highlight the magnitude of the problem. The objective of the paper is to provide engineers, planners and decision makers with the means of obtaining a better understanding of the difficulties and consequences of controlling truck movement and thus to enable them to decide rationally on the feasibility and desirability of implementing various levels of truck control. The paper makes no general conclusions regarding feasibility of specific truck management techniques, since this depends on many varying factors, but provides guidelines on which specific decisions can be based (a). The number of the covering abstract of the conference is IRRD no. 239340. (TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 283-293
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM