This report documents the findings of an evaluation study of the Texas Truck Weighing Program. The evaluation included an analysis of the data from the six existing sites; the current and future data needs; the existing highway system and related truck traffic stream; statistical sampling techniques; and procedures for economic design sample distribution. The emphasis of the evaluation was on the data capture, data reduction and archiving procedures to satisfy the internal and external reporting requirements and planning, design and maintenance needs of the Department. The evaluation resulted in a Truck Weighing Program that would increase the number of weigh-in-motion sites from six to twenty-six. These sites would be distributed across the State so as to capture the variability in the truck traffic stream from interstate to farm-to-market road classes, from high to low percentage of heavy trucks, and from region to region. The system design proposes several ways and formats to get the results into the hands of the user in a timely and efficient manner.

  • 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:
    • Maxwell, D A
    • Chira-Chavala, T
    • Nassiri, Habibollah
    • Mason, J M
  • Publication Date: 1986-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457911
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-86/57+424-1F
  • Contract Numbers: Study No 2-20-84-424
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1986 12:00AM