MAINTENANCE COMPARISON ON FMVSS NO. 121 CONFIGURED VEHICLES VERSES NON 121 CONFIGURED VEHICLES

The aim of the contract effort is to present accurate and objective data on brake system maintenance cost, tire operating cost, accident frequency and fuel consumption for vehicles configured in accordance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121. For comparative purposes, data is presented for vehicles similar to the selected FMVSS No. 121 configured vehicles with respect to gross vehicle weight rating, engine type, and transmission type, but which were manufactured and placed in service prior to the enactment of FMVSS No. 121. The source maintenance history, operating data, and accident data used in the contract effort was extracted from the Contractor's computerized data base which is maintained on a service basis for vehicle fleets of various types. The source data system is compatible with the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards developed by the American Trucking Association, Inc. The data presented reflects approximately 57.4 million operating miles for 508 FMVSS 121-configured vehicles and approximately 123.2 million operating miles for 536 pre-FMVSS 121 vehicles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Burlington Industries, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 21207
    Greensboro, NC  USA  27410

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • White II, J F
    • Miller, J N
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175572
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-265 Final Rpt., R0210
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01457
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM