THE COSTS OF OPERATING BUSES AND TRUCKS ON ROADS WITH DIFFERENT SURFACES IN AFRICA

THE EFFECTS OF ROAD SURFACE CONDITION ON THE OPERATING COSTS OF HEAVY VEHICLES IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA IS BEING INVESTIGATED. THE ROADS INCLUDED EXAMPLES WITH TWO-LANE AND SINGLE-LANE BITUMINOUS SURFACES AND WITH GRAVEL AND EARTH SURFACES. RECORDS WERE OBTAINED FOR 65 VEHICLES /46 BUSES AND 19 FREIGHT VEHICLES/ OVER THE PERIOD 1960-63, DURING WHICH TIME THE VEHICLES TRAVELLED SOME SEVEN MILLION MILES. THE RESULTS SHOWED CLEAR AND CONSISTENT DIFFERENCES IN OPERATING COSTS ON THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF SURFACE. TAKING OPERATING COSTS ON TWO-LANE BITUMINOUS SURFACES AS UNITY, THE COSTS ON OTHER ROAD SURFACES RANGE FROM 1.10 ON WELL- LAID OUT AND WELL-MAINTAINED GRAVEL ROADS TO 2.08 ON UNIMPROVED EARTH ROADS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 57,pp 18-27
  • Authors:
    • MILLARD, R S
    • BONNEY, RSP
  • Publication Date: 1965-6

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  • Accession Number: 00201333
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Apr 27 1994 12:00AM