PROGRESS REPORT ON THE TRUCK DESIGN OPTIMIZATION PROJECT

The Federally funded Truck Design Optimization Project (TDOP) is being conducted by Southern Pacific Transportation Company to furnish new technical and economic insights into the procurement and use of freight car trucks. A variety of outputs are emerging, including digital data tapes that may prove useful to future investigators of freight car truck dynamics. TDOP will furnish railroads with technical and economic information on freight car truck performance. Performance data is required to correct existing problems and establish future truck system needs. Phase I effort is anticipated to include technical performance specifications and an economic methodology for use in evaluating trucks.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 59-64

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132965
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA OR&D 76-243
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM