PAST AND COMTEMPORARY TRENDS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN JAPAN AS VIEWED BY FLEET OWNER

The paper concerns the development of motor truck transportation in Japan from its inception to the present day. Factors influencing the development of such transportation, including an initial lack of gasoline and the uses of substitutional fuels, the popularization of diesel engine trucks, the necessity of conserve fuel, geographical considerations, changes in the construction of trucks to lower costs and maximize efficiency, and the nesessity for special-purpose trucks are discussed in detail. Predictions of future trends and a consideration of ways in which motor transportation will be combined with other modes of transport are also offered.

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  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper #741125
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM