The economic efficiency of allowing longer combination vehicles in Texas

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"This paper shows the economic efficiency of allowing longer combination vehicles in Texas. First, an overview of the truck size and weight policies is explained, with an emphasis on those that affect Texas. Next, LCV operations in other countries are described. Then, an LCV scenario for Texas is chosen, with specific routes and vehicle types. Operational costs for these vehicles are calculated on a cost per mile and cost per ton (or cubic yard) mile. The LCV scenario and the current truck base case are analyzed to find the number of truck trips, the number of mile, and the cost per mile for the chosen routes. These are then compared to estimate the change if LCVs were allowed in Texas."

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Location(s): United States - Texas
Creation Date: August 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Texas State Publications
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Publisher Info: Southwest Region University Transportation Center, Center for Transportation Research, University of Texas at Austin
Place of Publication: Austin, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: August 2011
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United States - Texas
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
From September 2010 to August 2011
Description:

"This paper shows the economic efficiency of allowing longer combination vehicles in Texas. First, an overview of the truck size and weight policies is explained, with an emphasis on those that affect Texas. Next, LCV operations in other countries are described. Then, an LCV scenario for Texas is chosen, with specific routes and vehicle types. Operational costs for these vehicles are calculated on a cost per mile and cost per ton (or cubic yard) mile. The LCV scenario and the current truck base case are analyzed to find the number of truck trips, the number of mile, and the cost per mile for the chosen routes. These are then compared to estimate the change if LCVs were allowed in Texas."

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"August 2011."

"Research Report SWUTC/11/476660-00077-1."

"Supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program"--Tech. report doc. p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 57).

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xix, 57 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

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Keyword(s): truck | trucking | economics | policy freight | lcv
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Series Title: Research report (Southwest Region University Transportation Center (U.S.))
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Texas State Publications
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: txca-0070
  • OCLC: 776919676 |
  • TXDOC: Z TA505.7 R299SW NO.11/476660-00077-1
  • REP-NO: SWUTC/11/476660-00077-1
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth281757
Resource Type: Report
Format: Text