COMMERCIAL VEHICLE COSTS AND CHARGES: A STUDY OF SEPARABLE PAVEMENT COSTS

This paper was presented at Session 37 - Freight. In February 1977 a committee was formed to advise the Australian Transport Advisory Council (ATAC) on the implementation of feasible and practical alternatives to the system of road charges currently used in Australia. As part of the investigations, the Country Roads Board was asked to produce an estimate of the separable pavement costs which could be attributed to various types of trucks using the NAASRA Economics of Road Vehicle Limites study (ERVLS) data and systems. This paper describes the modifications made to the ERVLS computer systems and the interpretations of the results of the analyses which produced separable pavement costs in terms of the tonne-kilometre formula used in the existing road maintenance charge legislation. Analyses were conducted at both an Australia-wide and individual state level. The separable pavement costs on the arterial road system attributable to commercial vehicles were estimated to be about $225 million per annum in 1976-77 prices (a). (TRRL)

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    • Proceedings of the Ninth Australian Road Research Board Conference, Brisbane, 21-25 August 1978.
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    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • WEBBER, J R
    • Both, G J
    • KER, I R
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 301-311
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 6

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  • Accession Number: 00310251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM