FREIGHT CAR TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION: TRUCK ECONOMIC DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS

The objective of the program was to test the procedures for establishing the actual operating costs of Type I general purpose trucks. This report covers the progress of the program. A generalized truck cost information system was designed for the collection and integration of truck economic data. The collection of test data for off-line truck maintenance costs was completed. Test data collection was initiated for on-line truck maintenance and other associated costs and operating conditions. Preparatory work was begun to develop the appropriate data analysis guidelines. A preliminary analysis of some of the test data clearly revealed the truck's reported off-line wear and failure cost performance. Railroad companies and their suppliers are encouraged to consider adopting the tested procedures of the Truck Design Optimization economic methodology. A progressive implementation of this methodology will provide them with the timely opportunity to develop a truck economic evaluation capability of their own.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Apr 75, PB-248 832.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Pacific Transportation Company

    Technical Research and Development Group
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94105

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • April, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TDOP-75-2, FRA/ORD-75-58A
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-40023
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2002 12:00AM