A noise control system is foreseen for the control of in-use truck noise. This system will include periodic inspection, highway surveillance, and use of truck weighing stations. In addition, an adequate system of factory inspection for noise emission control of new trucks is foreseen. In this paper the existence of such a system of controls is assumed and an examination is made of its effect on the number of trucks within various noise categories. A model of truck population dynamics is described. The associated analytical techniques are outlined, and the method is applied to an idealization of a practical situation. The method is applicable to a wide variety of cases, including variable truck manufacturing rates and variable truck retirement rates. It has been applied to an approximate model of the interstate motor carrier regulation and the proposed new-truck regulation is promulgated will dominate the truck population for many years thereafter.

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    • Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Presented at a workshop on Motor Vehicle Noise Control, Washington, D.C., 10-11 December 1974.
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    • Molloy, C T
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 72-76
  • Monograph Title: Motor vehicle noise control
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  • Accession Number: 00098530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM