GEOMETRIC DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR TRUCKS (A SUMMARY ARTICLE)
Highway design and operational criteria are based upon the characteristics of drivers and vehicles. Timely and accurate information on vehicle characteristics is imperative for meaningful design and operational criteria. In this context, ITE Technical Council Committee 5B-28 was formed to assemble current information to adequately accommodate trucks on roadways. The resulting Informational Report (the Report) contains detailed information on trends in highway freight movement, truck characteristics, truck effects on specific geometric design elements, truck operational impacts on capacity, and safety issues, as well as a glossary and an annoted bibliography. This article is a summary of the Report.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)Washington, DC United States
- 1992 Compendium of Technical Papers. Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Date: 1992-8-9 to 1992-8-12
- Publication Date: 1992
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: v.p.
- TRT Terms: Freight handling; Geometric design; Safety factors; Trucks; Vehicle capacity; Vehicle characteristics; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Truck capacity
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00629368
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: May 10 1993 12:00AM