FUTURE TRUCK DESIGNS
The view is expressed that there is no way of evaluating future truck designs because they are determined by governmental laws and regulations, and in a most direct manner by the maximum vehicle size and weight limitations that are in effect. The 1980 goals study recommends a new level of vehicle size and weights which would achieve greater fuel efficiency. The goals study also recommends other significant policy positions affecting the trucking industry ranging from the hours of service to emission and noise standards, and Federally mandated reciprocity and proration. The view is expressed that the dialogue opened by the 1980 goals study must be continued. The technical services division's comments regarding the study and further observations relating to the future commerical motor vehicle fleet, fuel economy, gaseous emissions, commercial vehicle noise, safety, and operating constraints are included.
- Presented before AASHTO Transport Committee, November 16, 1976
American Trucking Associations1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC United States 20036
- Lill, R A
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 3 p.
- TRT Terms: Commercial vehicles; Exhaust gases; Fuel consumption; Safety; Traffic noise; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Truck exhaust; Truck noise
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00149777
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM