FREIGHT CAR TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION METHODOLOGY FOR A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF TRUCK ECONOMICS
As a part of the Federal Railroad Administration's Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP) a determination of the economics associated with particular freight car truck designs is needed. Although TDOP centers around the development of performance and testing specifications for rail freight car trucks the methodology for evaluating the economic benefits to be derived from efficient truck designs is not at hand. Accordingly, it has been necessary to develop a systematic approach to identifying the cost elements associated with truck ownership. A methodology is proposed for developing the necessary truck economic data first through a pilot study and subsequently through the collection and verification of the data from a wide base of sources. A subsequent report is to outline the findings of this research.
- This project was sponsored by U.S. DOT, Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Research and Development.
Southern Pacific Transportation Company1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA United States 94105
- April, D
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 27 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Benefit cost analysis; Costs; Derailments; Economic analysis; Loss and damage; Maintenance management; Suspension systems; Trucks; Vehicle design; Wear
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Maintenance costs
- Subject Areas: Design; Economics; Finance; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00099352
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D 75-58 Tech Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT FR-40023
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM