A STUDY OF THE ECONOMICS OF ROAD VEHICLE LIMITS, SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

The objective of the study was to determine the most appropriate mass and dimension limits for road vehicles which should apply nationally or in particular regions in Australia. An extensive field survey programme was undertaken as part of the study to define the existing situation in all states and territories. Approximately 27000 trucks were stopped and their characteristics recorded. In addition, over 350 000 trucks were counted and classified at many locations on the major road system. In addition, other information available from various sources was gathered to provide the basis for defining all the characteristics of road transport operations. These data are presented in noted, diagrammatic, tabulated form, lending to recommendations for a specification of vehicle limit regulations. The economics of the effects of the recommended changes in vehicle mass and dimension limits and, in particular, the extent to which they can be utilised by the transport industry are discussed. The study team indicates that their recommendations involve a large number of changes from the existing regulatory situation, relating to all areas of the transport industry, and that these will affect existing practices in vehicle design, manufacture and operation. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    309 Castlereagh Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Fry, A T
    • Easton, G R
    • KER, I R
    • Stevenson, JMCL
    • WEBBER, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM