USING AN INDUSTRY COORDINATION MEETING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUMMARY INFORMATION ON TRUCK ENERGY EFFICIENCY MEASURES
A matrix was developed that summarized a wide variety of fuel-saving measures, as well as associated costs and benefits, for the trucking industry. Information was derived primarily from technical documents and manufacturers' literature, but estimates of cost savings were calculated at ANL. The matrix was reviewed by trucking industry representatives at an industry coordination meeting held in 1982; revisions to the matrix were made in response to discussions at the meeting. In its final form, the matrix contained some 60 fuel-saving measures under four principal headings. Participants at the meeting agreed that the single most important factor in any effort to conserve fuel is the human element. Training and incentives are needed to develop strong motivation among drivers to save fuel. More than 2400 copies of the matrix have been distributed free of charge to members of U.S. trucking industry.
- A paper from the 25th Annual Conference of the Transportation Research Forum, Boston, Massachusetts, October 29, 1984. Portions are illegible in microfiche products.
Argonne National Laboratory9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL United States 60439
- BERTRAM, K M
- Saricks, C L
- Gregory II, E W
- Moore, A J
- Publication Date: 1984
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Economic efficiency; Economics; Energy conservation; Fuel consumption; Incentives; Measures of effectiveness; Trucking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Environment; Freight Transportation; Highways; Motor Carriers; Vehicles and Equipment; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00391441
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
- Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-841070-1
- Contract Numbers: W-31-109-ENG-38
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM