HEAVY VEHICLE SIZE AND WEIGHT - TEST PROCEDURES FOR MINIMUM SAFETY PERFORMCE STANDARDS

This report describes two regulatory scenarios pertaining, respectively, to the basic resistance to rollover and the obstacle avoidance maneuvering capability of longer and heavier commercial vehicles. At the time of the study, new legislation that could allow the nationwide introduction of the vehicle combinations heavier than 36,400 kg (80,000 lbs) and longer than twin, 8.5-meter (28-foot) doubles was under consideration.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

    2901 Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109-2150

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Winkler, C B
    • Fancher, P S
    • Bareket, Z
    • Bogard, S
    • Johnson, G
    • Karamihas, S
    • Mink, C
  • Publication Date: 1992-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 118 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00627965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-92-13, HS-807 855
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1993 12:00AM