A LOOK AT ROAD USER COSTS

The estimation of current operating costs for autos and trucks is discussed and the categories to be used in such estimates are identified as fuel consumption, engine oil, tire wear, depreciation, interest, maintenance and time. The data provided by 167 trucking companies in 1973 is examined. Tables are presented of fuel costs in dollars and engine oil cost per vehicle mile. Total tire wear has been estimated as a percent wear of one tire per 1000 kilometers. The assumptions used in computing the depreciation per vehicle mile are set forth, and values of suggested service life for different speeds are tabulated. The results of the computations of interest cost are given, and vehicle repair and maintenance costs are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Twenty-Eighth Annual Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference. Formerly: Ohio Highway Engineering Conference
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Department of Civil Engineering
    Hitchcock Hall 470
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210
  • Authors:
    • Shippy, L G
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Accession Number: 00081121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM