A STUDY OF THE ECONOMICS OF ROAD VEHICLE LIMITS; FEATURES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATION

The NAASRA study involved a comprehensive research and investigation phase, followed by an extensive data collection programme and a subsequent evaluation phase leading to recommendations on the most appropriate mass and dimension limits to apply to heavy vehicles operating on Australian roads. Consideration was given to all aspects of the interaction between vehicle loads, the road system and its environment and other road users. A systems approach, using mathematical based simulation models was utilised in the evaluation of the implications of a wide range of possible limit changes. The evaluation of mass and dimension limit changes identified the very substantial economic benefits that could be achieved through permitting vehicles to carry greater loading. However, financial, safety and resource constraints influenced the extent to which increased limits could be considered in the immediate future. In this report the most important and unique features of the work of the study are presented in a compressed form. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    323 Castlereagh Street
    Sydney, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Fry, A T
    • Easton, G R
    • KER, I R
    • Stevenson, JMCL
    • WEBBER, J R
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM