The energy crisis of 1973 made vehicle and plant manufacturers invest in the development of more economical engines and better transmissions. There has also been greater awareness of the effect of driving behaviour on fuel consumption. The Swedish road administration made an early start on retraining its drivers. It was found that consumption could be cut by 15%. In view of the favourable Swedish experiences, the nordic association of road engineers resolved to endeavour to cut energy consumption in road maintenance in all the countries. The primary aim was to train drivers employed by road administrations in more economical driving. The course material produced for this purpose was also to be capable of use by private motorists. Specifications were drawn up for vehicles and road plant of improved fuel economy. These were to be used for major purchases and were intended as a further inducement for vehicle manufacturers. Fuel economy was also to be achieved in road construction and maintenance plant. In order to show where economies can be made, details are given of fuel consumption by road vehicles, construction and maintenance plant, owned by road administrations and private contractors, and by ferries operating in the road network.
Nordiska Vaegtekniska Foerbundet C/O VaegerketBorlaenge, Sweden
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pagination: 36 p.
- NVF Rapp
- Publisher: NORDISKA VAEGTEKNISKA FOERBUNDET C/O VAEGVERKET
- TRT Terms: Costs; Ferries; Fuel consumption; Highways; Machines; Maintenance; Road construction; Specifications; Vehicles
- Geographic Terms: Finland; Norway; Sweden
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00498203
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
- Report/Paper Numbers: 1988:3
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM