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Project Title:

Review of USDOT Truck Size and Weight Study
PIN: TRB-SASP-13-03        

Major Unit:

Transportation Research Board

Sub Unit: Studies and Special Programs Division

RSO: Morris, Joseph

Subject/Focus Area: Transportation and Infrastructure

Project Scope
An ad hoc committee will provide a peer review of a comprehensive truck size and weight study that Congress required the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to conduct.  The review will include two letter reports.  The first will review “desk scan reports” (literature reviews) prepared by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) based on their thoroughness in reviewing the existing literature, analysis of existing models and data for conducting the comprehensive study, and overall synthesis of the preceding body of work as it applies to the study that is to follow.   The desk scans are expected to be available for committee review in August-September 2013.  Once FHWA has completed the technical analysis for the study in March 2014, the committee will prepare and issue its second and final report, commenting on the extent to which the technical analysis and findings address the issues identified by Congress.  The committee’s second letter report will be due by May 1, 2014.

The project is sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation.

The approximate start date for the project is 5/13/2013.

Project Duration: 13 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 12/05/2013
 Meeting 2 - 04/14/2014
 Meeting 3 - 07/14/2015


Reports having no URL can be seen
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Review of U.S. Department of Transportation Truck Size and Weight Study: First Report: Review of Desk Scans
Review of U.S. Department of Transportation Truck Size and Weight Study: Second Report: Review of USDOT Technical Reports