Developers of advanced heavy duty diesel engines are engaged in probing the opportunities presented by new materials and techniques. This process is technology-driven, but there is neither assurance that the eventual users of the engines so developed will be comfortable with them nor, indeed, that those consumers will continue to exist in either the same form or numbers as they do today. To ensure maximum payoff of research dollars, the equipment development process must consider user needs. This study defines motor carrier concerns, cost tolerances, and the engine parameters which match future projected industry needs. The approach taken to do that will be explained and the results presented. The material to be given came basically from a survey of motor carrier fleets. It provides indications of the role of heavy duty vehicles in the 1998 period and their desired maintenance and engine performance parameters.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Trucking Associations

    2200 Mill Road
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314-4686
  • Authors:
    • Strawhorn, L W
    • Suski, V A
  • Publication Date: 1985-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 162 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOE/NASA-0457-1, NASA-CR-174996
  • Contract Numbers: AI01-80CS50194
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:40PM