DESIGN OF VEHICLES AND EFFECTS OF CHANGES

The primary requirement for the commerical vehicle is to move freight. To be successful the commercial vehicle manufacturer must offer an efficient means of transport. Its cost of operation must be competitive and is dependent on such factors as purchase price, fuel consumption, performance, scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance, reliability, safety and life expectancy. In providing transport the vehicle operator is meeting an essential public need and the vehicle designer and the legislator must balance the operator's requirements against the effect on the public environment. /HSRI/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at conference: Coping with Heavy Vehicles Symposum, April 1-2, 1974, Egham, Surrey, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Highway Engineers

    27 Earl Street
    Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 

    Whitehall Technical Press Limited

    Wrotham Place
    Wrotham, Sevenoaks, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dunn, M R
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 21
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM