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.
- Sponsorship was from Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.
Southern Pacific Transportation Company1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA USA 94105
- April, D
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Costs; Economic analysis; Life cycle costing; Research projects; Train track dynamics; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Finance; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Research;
- 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