This report explores policy issues related to Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs) and the potential expansion of the LCV network to include Iowa. Specifically, the transportation service impacts and public policy issues are examined. The report is organized as follows: Chapter 1: Introduction and Longer Combination Vehicle Background - weight and length limits, LCV traffic markets, trucking productivity gains, future state level LCV policy issues; Chapter 2: Survey of LCV Permit Holders - questionnaire, conclusions; Chapter 3: Commodity Transport and Economic Factors - economic base data, freight traffic patterns, truck traffic analysis, conclusions; Chapter 4: Conclusions and Recommendations - issues promoting size and weight reform, traffic volumes, policy issues, conclusions; Appendix A: Survey for Longer Combination Vehicle Permit Holders (the questionnaire).

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This study was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program and the Iowa Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Midwest Transportation Center

    Iowa State University, 2521 Elwood Drive, Suite 125
    Ames, IA  United States  50010
  • Authors:
    • Maze, T
    • Walter, C K
    • Smadi, A
  • Publication Date: 1994-11


  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 133 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 9 1995 12:00AM