FREIGHT CAR TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION. METHODOLOGY FOR A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF TRUCK ECONOMICS

As a part of the Federal Railroad Administration's Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP) a determination of the economics associated with particular freight car truck designs is needed. Although TDOP centers around the development of performance and testing specifications for rail freight car trucks the metnodology for evaluating the economic benefits to be derived from efficient truck designs is not at hand. Accordingly, it has been necessary to develop a systematic approach to identifying the cost elements associated with truck ownership. A methodology is proposed for developing the necessary truck economic data first through a pilot study and subsequently through the collection and verification of the data from a wide base of sources. A subsequent report is to outline the findings of this research.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsorship was from Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Pacific Transportation Company

    1 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94105
  • Authors:
    • April, D
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D 75-58 Tech Rpt., TDOP-75-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT FR-40023
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM