A REPORT ON PRIMARY DATA SOURCES FOR THE HIGHWAY PERFORMANCE MONITORING SYSTEM VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS: AN INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

The Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) is an integrated, analytical process developed by the Federal Highway Administration in 1978. Its purpose is to analyze the current state of roads in the United States and to evaluate the relationship between alternative capital investment scenarios and the resulting conditions and performance of the highways. The HPMS Model performs impact analysis of highway investments as well as the following: Needs Analysis - based on highway usage projections, pavement deterioration, and road capacities and deficiencies; and Investment Analysis - based on system needs at varying funding levels and project prioritizations. This report discusses the limitations of the HPMS Model in its present form. This is followed by a discussion of the significant changes since 1980 in the operating characteristics of motor vehicles and how these changes have affected operating costs for line-haul combination vehicles. Procedures which may be used to update current HPMS data are set forth. For the purpose of this analysis, vehicle operating costs are analyzed in five major groupings: fuel consumption; oil consumption; tires; depreciation; and maintenance and repair.

  • Corporate Authors:

    ATA Foundation, Incorporated

    Trucking Research Institute, 2200 Mill Road
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314
  • Authors:
    • Woodle, C
    • Roth, R
    • Casey, J F
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1994 12:00AM