VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF WEIGHT AND MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS

CARACTERISTICAS DE LOS VEHICULAS EN RELACION CON PESOS Y DIMENSIONES MAXIMAS

A study is made of the technical characteristics of transport vehicles from the point of view of their use as described in the highway code. The following aspects are stressed: it is a fact that lorries are grossly overloaded; for safety reasons, manufacturers are forced to produce vehicles capable of supporting effective surcharges; surcharges will continue as long as no strict measures are taken to prevent them; transport programming will recommend the increasing use of containers, thus leading to a revision of the limits of total maximum load; a power/weight ratio must be envisaged, which should be adapted to the needs and orography of the country. The number of the covering abstract of the conference is IRRD Abstract No. 100881. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Cologuio Nacional Sobre Cargas de Vehiculos.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Asociacion Espanda de la Carretera

    Serrana 57-3A Planta, Apartado 1052
    Madrid,   Spain 
  • Authors:
    • Carreras, C
  • Publication Date: 1971-6

Language

  • Spanish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation & Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Spain
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM