Better understanding of the efficient use of energy in transportation is essential for maximum petroleum conservation while maintaining a high level of freight transportation service. Values such as empty travel as a percent of total travel and ton-mile per gallon can be completely misleading, although when properly interpreted can be useful. These and other points concerning truck data and performance measures can be explained with the four examples of intercity operation described and with two examples of urban operation. All examples are based on values near the limits of actual operation to illustrate possible ranges and relationships.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • French, A
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00141560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM