TRUCK NOISE III-D. THE ECONOMICS OF QUIETING THE FREIGHTLINER CAB-OVER-ENGINE DIESEL TRUCK

This report presents the results of a study of the costs of quieting a heavy cabover-engine diesel tractor. The first four sections deal with the effects of possible noise control treatments on the fuel consumption, maintenance requirement, and cargo capacity of a truck engaged in general cargo haulage. The remainder of the report describes the development and use of an optimization technique for determining, for a desired truck noise level, the combination of treatments that has the least adverse cost impact. Cost impact is expressed in terms of a discounted cash flow index. A similar analysis is performed in Appendix A for trucks engaged in bulk haulage and for trucks engaged in general cargo haulage operations under the condition of a rise in fuel price from $0.30 to $0.60 per gallon.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-235 393. Prepared in cooperation with Freightliner Corp., Portland, Oreg.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Incorporated

    50 Moulton Street
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138

    Office of Noise Abatement

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Freightliner Corporation

    2525 SW Third Avenue
    Portland, OR  USA  97201
  • Authors:
    • Fax, G E
    • Kaye, M C
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 112 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090416
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BBN-2563
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM