REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE SIZES AND WEIGHTS OF ROAD FREIGHT TRANSPORT VEHICLES TO FACILITATE INTERMODAL TRANSPORT

REGOLAMENTAZIONE TECHNICA DEI PESI E DIMENSIONI DEGLI AUTOVEICOLI PER FACILITARE I TRASPORTI COMBINATI

Regulations in Italy regarding the sizes and weights of freight transport vehicles, are reviewed. Special attention is paid to articulated (trailer and semitrailer) vehicles, and the impact of containers on vehicle design and freight transport operations. It is pointed out that in recent legislation regarding the sizes and weights of road freight transport vehicles the Italian government has acted independently of the EEC. The author argues in support of an intermodal transport policy where road and rail combine rather than compete with each other. To this end A multimodal rail freight carrier is proposed the design of which is illustrated. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Casa Editrice la fiaccola

    Via Carlo Ravizza 62
    Milano,   Italy 
  • Authors:
    • MENGOLI, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Language

  • Italian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 53-70
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184326
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM