Following the recommendations of a study completed in 1978, the goverment of the Republic of Indonesia decided, in principle, to introduce higher vehicle weight and dimension limits, in order to permit the operation on the country's trunk road network of large trucks and truck/trailer combinations of up to 40 tonnes gvw. Halcrow Fox and Associates were appointed to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the implications of the proposed new limits and the preparation of a detailed plan for their introduction. This paper describes the work undertaken and covers the following main topics: (I) general review of heavy truck characteristics and operations, (II) economic evaluation of new limits, (III) measures to limit detrimental effects of existing and new, larger trucks and improve environment and road safety, (IV) the recommended implementation plan to 1990, covering: road and bridge upgrading; urban area truck restrictions; weights enforcement practices; vehicle testing procedures; licensing of truck operators; import, assembly and manufacture of vehicles. The above topics are considered with particular reference to Indonesian circumstances. The paper ends with a summary of general observations and conclusions drawn from the Indonesian work. (Author/TRRL)

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    • This paper was presented at Seminar G, Developing Countries, held at the PTRC Annual Summer Meeting, University of Warwick, England, 4-7 July, 1983.
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    • GUESS, R A
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 207-222

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  • Accession Number: 00382752
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-112-4
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume P240
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM