The economic efficiency of allowing longer combination vehicles in Texas

dc.contributor.advisorWalton, C. Michaelen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHarrison, Roberten
dc.creatorBienkowski, Bridget Nicoleen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-07T19:39:58Zen
dc.date.available2011-07-07T19:39:58Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.date.updated2011-07-07T19:40:06Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis 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 estimate 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.en
dc.description.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3117en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3117en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectFreighten
dc.subjectTrucksen
dc.subjectTrucking industryen
dc.subjectTexasen
dc.subjectPolicyen
dc.subjectTruck size and weighten
dc.titleThe economic efficiency of allowing longer combination vehicles in Texasen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentCivil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen

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