MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATING COSTS AS AFFECTED BY ROADWAY SURFACES

CHANGES OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS IN THE DESIGN OF VEHICLES, IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF LOW-COST TREATED ROADWAY SURFACES, AND IN THE CHARACTER OF VEHICLE TRAFFIC HAVE MADE IT DESIRABLE TO REVALUE THE FACTORS PREVIOUSLY USED TO ESTIMATE THE RELATIVE COSTS OF OPERATING VEHICLES ON VARIOUS SURFACES. THE OPERATING COST ITEMS CONSIDERED ARE FUEL, OIL, TIRES, MAINTENANCE, DEPRECIATION, INSURANCE, AND TIME. A FEW VEHICLE COST RECORDS ARE PRESENTED WHICH INDICATE THAT THE TYPICAL CAR IS OPERATED IN THE MIDWEST FOR 5 CENTS A MILE, BUT NO CONCLUSION IS REACHED FOR PARTICULAR CLASSES OF ROADWAY SURFACES, SINCE EXISTING DATA DO NOT PERMIT OF RELIABLE ESTIMATES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 14, ParT I, PP 23-48, 6 FIG, 7 TAB, 45 REF
  • Authors:
    • Winfrey, R
  • Publication Date: 1935

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 6-7, 1934. Part I
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM