NCHRP Report 671: Review of Canadian Experience with the Regulation of Large Commercial Motor Vehicles
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NCHRP Report 671:
Review of Canadian Experience with the Regulation of Large Commercial Motor Vehicles
(2010)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 671: Review of Canadian Experience with the Regulation of Large Commercial Motor Vehicles examines the process used in Canada to harmonize heavy truck size and weight regulations across the country. The report provides insights on how lessons learned from the Canadian experience might be applied in the United States.

Topics

  • Transportation — Policy
  • Transportation — Highways
  • Transportation — Freight Transportation
  • Transportation — Law
  • Transportation — Safety and Human Factors
  • Transportation — Vehicles and Equipment
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-6
1.3 Terminology 7-8
2.1.1 Regulations in the Late 1960s 9-9
2.1.2 The Ontario Bridge Formula, 1970 10-10
2.1.3 Intermediate Steps, 19701982 11-11
2.1.4 Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators/RTAC Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Study, 19811986 12-12
2.1.5 Development of National Standards, 19861988 13-13
2.1.6 Implementation of the M.o.U. 14-14
2.1.8 Amendments to the M.o.U. since 1988 15-16
2.1.9 Qubec and Ontario Size and Weight Changes 17-17
2.1.11 Other Vehicle Configurations 18-19
2.2.1 The M.o.U. 20-20
2.2.4 A Novel LCV Special Permit System 21-21
2.3.2 Political Organization of Canada 22-22
2.3.5 Intergovernmental Coordination 23-23
2.3.7 Regional Groups Within the Task Force 24-24
2.4 Compile Literature 25-25
3.1 Economic Impacts 26-26
3.2.1 Domestic Fleet, 1999 27-27
3.2.2 Cross-Border Fleet 28-28
3.2.3 Unanticipated Impacts 29-29
3.2.5 Changes in Compliance and Enforcement 30-30
3.3.2 The Turner Proposal 31-32
3.3.3 The Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study 33-34
3.3.4 Review of Truck Size and Weight Limits 35-35
3.3.5 The Western Uniformity Scenario 36-36
3.3.6 Research Recommendations and Results 37-37
3.3.7 National Legislative Actions 38-39
3.3.9 Regional Initiatives 40-40
3.3.11 The Bridge Perspective 41-43
3.4.1 Freight and Trucks 44-44
3.4.3 The Need for a Complete Vehicle Specification 45-45
3.4.5 The Need for Dimensional Compatibility 46-46
3.4.7 Winter Weight Allowances and Spring Weight Restrictions 47-47
3.4.9 The Scientific Approach 48-48
3.4.10 Grandfather Rights 49-49
3.4.12 The Institutional Contrast 50-51
Chapter 4 - Conclusions 52-53
References 54-56
List of Abbreviations 57-57
Definition of Terms 58-61
Appendix A - Heavy Truck Weight and Dimension Limits for Interprovincial Operations in Canada 62-90
Appendix B - Truck Size and Weight Limits of the Provinces and Territories 91-104
Appendix C - Bibliography of Canadian Truck Size and Weight Research 105-113
Appendix D - Recommended Regulatory Principles for Interprovincial Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions 114-126
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 127-127

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