The principal objectives of this study were to identify specific special-use commodities, determine vehicular and industry characteristics in the movement of these commodities, determine the areas in the state impacted by this movement, and to develop a procedure for predicting the reduction in pavement life due to special-use truck traffic. Most of the commodities investigated were determined to need further study. Only poultry and uranium were dropped, while cotton, lignite, and iron ore will be closely scrutinized for possible elimination later. A computer program was develped as part of Project 299 to analyze the effects of oil field traffic. This program was modified for use in other special-use industries such as timber. It calculates several types of pavement distress and serviceability parameters to evaluate pavement performance under both intended use only traffic and intended plus special-use traffic.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research performed in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. Research Study Title: Identification of Special-Use Truck Traffic.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Mason, J M
    • Middleton, D
    • Simmons, K
    • BECKER, R
  • Publication Date: 1985-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-TX-86-02+420-1
  • Contract Numbers: Study 2-8-84-420
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1986 12:00AM