Average annual vehicle damage factors have been estimated directly from an extensive data set and compared to the values used in the 1984/85 version of the Department of Transportation (DTp) Road Track Cost Allocation Model. The data were obtained from a series of 22 surveys that took place at sites representative of all categories of heavy goods vehicle (HGGV) traffic using all classes of the road network within the County of Cheshire during 1985. The results have revealed a significant discrepancy in the estimated costs that could be attributed to the different HGV categories when allocating the annual expenditure on the structural repair and reconstruction of the UK road network. A number of refinements have been proposed by DTp for use in the 1987/88 Model. When these refined assumptions were applied to the 1984/85 Model, a considerably improved allocation of costs was achieved. Only in the lightest HGV category did the model allocation vary significantly from the allocations derived directly from the primary data.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle upon Tyne University, England

    Transport Operations Research Group, Claremont Road
    Newcastle NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Urquhart, F A
    • Rhodes, A H
  • Publication Date: 1990-6

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  • Pagination: 83 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00610660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTU-TORG/RR-73
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM