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Bibliography for Long Combinations Vehicles in Canada, the United States, and Australia

LONG COMBINATION VEHICLE (LCVs) IN CANADA

•   The British Columbia program overview, including equipment requirements and operational restrictions that improve safety. Available at http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/LCV/faqs.htm.

•   A study of the experience with LCV use in Alberta by John Woodrooffe of the University of Michigan, with favorable outcomes for safety. Available at http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/Content/docType61/production/LCVEconomicEfficiencyReport.pdf.

•   A 2005 study by the Canada Safety Council, showing that collision rates for LCVs are relatively low, given the numerous restrictions of operation. News summary: Available at http://archive.safety-council.org/info/traffic/LCVs.html. Full report: Available at http://archive.safety-council.org/info/traffic/LCVs.pdf.

•   A study published by the Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering reviewed accident rates in Alberta for all types of articulated trucks over a period of several years, comparing LCVs to conventional semitrailer trucks. Turnpike doubles had the lowest overall accident rate. Available at http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/L08-109.

LONG COMBINATION VEHICLES IN THE UNITED STATES

•   Transportation Research Board (TRB). Crashes Involving Long Combination Vehicles: Data Quality Problems and Recommendations for Improvement, 2002. Available at http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=717388.

•   TRB. Western Uniformity Scenario Analysis, 2004. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that assesses the impacts of lifting the LCV freeze and allowing harmonized LCV weights, dimensions, and routes among only those western states that currently allow LCVs. The report analyzes impacts of expanded LCV operations assuming that weights would be limited only by federal axle load limits and the federal bridge formula, with a maximum gross vehicle weight of 129,000 pounds. News summary: Available at: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/155006.aspx. Full report: Available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/otps/truck/wusr/wusr.pdf.

•   University of North Caroline (UNC). Highway Safety Research Center. Operational Characteristics of LCVs. LCVs handle and perform differently from tractor semitrailers or twin trailers because of their increased lengths and weights. These differences in handling and performance may jeopardize the safety of the LCV as well as other vehicles on the roadway. There is a clear need to conduct additional research to further evaluate LCV operations. News Summary: Available at http://trb.metapress.com/content/e7rj21x41635202g/?p=7796494a3f33446e875d54459b5ff39b&pi=11.

•   Nevada. MTA Trucking big picture, asserts LCVs have better safety, 2011. Available at http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Exhibits/Senate/TRN/STRN282C.pdf.

•   California Department of Transportation. Summary of LCV regulations in other states (not permitted in California), 2011. Per Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), LCVs are allowed by a grandfathering clause only in states where they were in operation before June 1, 1991. Some form of LCV is currently allowed on designated routes in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Oversize/overweight vehicles may be allowed by local jurisdictions in California for certain vehicles and loads. (20 states named).



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H Bibliography for Long Combinations Vehicles in Canada, the United States, and Australia LONG COMBINATION VEHICLE (LCVs) IN CANADA currently allow LCVs. The report analyzes impacts of expanded LCV operations assuming that weights • The British Columbia program overview, including would be limited only by federal axle load limits and the equipment requirements and operational restrictions federal bridge formula, with a maximum gross vehicle that improve safety. Available at http://www.th.gov. weight of 129,000 pounds. News summary: Available bc.ca/cvse/LCV/faqs.htm. at: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/155006.aspx. Full • A study of the experience with LCV use in Alberta by report: Available at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ John Woodrooffe of the University of Michigan, with otps/truck/wusr/wusr.pdf. favorable outcomes for safety. Available at http://www. • University of North Caroline (UNC). Highway Safety transportation.alberta.ca/Content/docType61/produc- Research Center. Operational Characteristics of LCVs. tion/LCVEconomicEfficiencyReport.pdf. LCVs handle and perform differently from tractor • A 2005 study by the Canada Safety Council, showing semitrailers or twin trailers because of their increased that collision rates for LCVs are relatively low, given lengths and weights. These differences in handling and the numerous restrictions of operation. News sum- performance may jeopardize the safety of the LCV as mary: Available at http://archive.safety-council.org/ well as other vehicles on the roadway. There is a clear info/traffic/LCVs.html. Full report: Available at http:// need to conduct additional research to further evaluate archive.safety-council.org/info/traffic/LCVs.pdf. LCV operations. News Summary: Available at http:// • A study published by the Canadian Journal of Civil trb.metapress.com/content/e7rj21x41635202g/?p=779 Engineering reviewed accident rates in Alberta for 6494a3f33446e875d54459b5ff39b&pi=11. all types of articulated trucks over a period of several • Nevada. MTA Trucking big picture, asserts LCVs years, comparing LCVs to conventional semitrailer have better safety, 2011. Available at http://www.leg. trucks. Turnpike doubles had the lowest overall acci- state.nv.us/Session/76th2011/Exhibits/Senate/TRN/ dent rate. Available at http://www.nrcresearchpress. STRN282C.pdf. com/doi/abs/10.1139/L08-109. • California Department of Transportation. Summary of LCV regulations in other states (not permitted in California), 2011. Per Intermodal Surface Transporta- LONG COMBINATION VEHICLES IN THE tion Efficiency Act (ISTEA), LCVs are allowed by a UNITED STATES grandfathering clause only in states where they were • Transportation Research Board (TRB). Crashes Involv- in operation before June 1, 1991. Some form of LCV ing Long Combination Vehicles: Data Quality Prob- is currently allowed on designated routes in Alaska, lems and Recommendations for Improvement, 2002. Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Available at http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=717388. Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, • TRB. Western Uniformity Scenario Analysis, 2004. Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, a report that assesses the impacts of lifting the LCV and Wyoming. Oversize/overweight vehicles may be freeze and allowing harmonized LCV weights, dimen- allowed by local jurisdictions in California for certain sions, and routes among only those western states that vehicles and loads. (20 states named). 171

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172 REVIEW OF THE 21ST CENTURY TRUCK PARTNERSHIP, SECOND REPORT • SmartWay Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 7. U.S. Department of Transportation. 2004. Western LCVs, A Glance at Clean Freight Strategies, 2010. Uniformity Analysis—A Regional Truck Size and L CVs generally have much better ton-mile fuel Weight Scenario. Prepared for the Western Governors’ economy than other combination trucks. Increased Association. Washington, D.C.: Federal Highway productivity cuts fuel consumption and reduces green- Administration. house gas and air pollutant emissions. LCVs have 8. Woodrooffe, J., P.F. Sweatman, S. McFarlane, P. Do- inherent stability and control limitations because of vile, M. Dunbabin, and D. Swenson. 1996. Dynamic their length and number of trailers. Therefore, it is Performance of Various Truck Configurations: Base important that only experienced drivers under safe Report. Prepared for the Federal Highway Admin - conditions operate LCVs. Widespread use of LCVs istration Transportation Studies Division. Ottawa: could have an adverse affect on bridges and other Roaduser Research International. transportation infrastructure. Available at http://www. 9. Woodrooffe, J. 2002.Western Longer Combination epa.gov/smartwaylogistics/transport/documents/tech/ Vehicle Scenario: Vehicle Operations and Safety longer-combination-vehicles.pdf. Analysis. Prepared for the Federal Highway Admin- istration, Office of Transportation Policy Studies. Ot- tawa: Woodrooffe & Associates, Inc. LONG COMBINATION VEHICLES IN AUSTRALIA 10. Scopatz, R.A., and B.H. DeLucia. 2000. Longer Com- National Transport Commission, 2005. Report that sum- bination Vehicle Safety Data Collection. Washington, marizes a 5-year, multi-stage project that investigated the D.C.: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. behavior of long multi-combination vehicles transporting 11. Government of Alberta Transportation. See http:// high center of gravity, heavy loads; found that spring versus www.transportation.albetaca/1179.htm. air suspensions are more stable, and identified a new param- 12. British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infra- eter that was used to characterize tracking misbehavior, Lat- structure. See http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/cvse/LCV/faqs. eral Acceleration Gain. Available at http://www.ntc.gov.au/ htm. filemedia/Reports/RAG4OverarchingReportJan2005.pdf. 13. New Brunswick Department of Transportation. 2010. Guidelines for Long Vehicle Combinations (LCVs) in the Province of New Brunswick. Version 4. Frederic- ADDITIONAL REFERENCES ON LCV SAFETY ton, New Brunswick. 1. Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Study.1986.13 14. Nova Scotia Department of Transportation, Infrastruc- volumes. Roads and Transportation Association of ture Renewal. 2009. Long Combination Vehicle Pilot Canada, Ottawa. Project. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2. Woodrooffe, J., P. Sweatman, D. Middleton, R. James, 15. Ontario Ministry of Transportation. 2009. Ontario and J.R. Billing. 2010. Review of Canadian Experi- LCV Pilot Program Conditions. Toronto. ence with the Regulation of Large Commercial Motor 16. Council of Deputy Ministers Responsible for Trans- Vehicles. National Academy of Sciences NCHRP Re- portation and Highway Safety. 2009. Task Force on port 671. Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Vehicle Weights and Dimensions Policy—Meeting Press. Minutes. Ottawa. 3. Ervin, R.D., and Y. Guy. 1986. The Influence of 17. Government of Saskatchewan, Department of High- Weights and Dimensions on the Stability and Control ways and Infrastructure. See http://www.highways. of Heavy Trucks in Canada—Part 1. Prepared by gov.sk.ca/trucking-programs/. the University of Michigan Transportation Research 18. Woodrooffe, J., and L. Ash. 2001. Long Combination Institute for Roads and Transportation Association of Vehicle (LCV) Safety Performance in Alberta 1995 to Canada, Ottawa. 1998. Edmonton, Alberta: Alberta Transportation. 4. National Transportation Council. 2003. Performance 19. Montufar, J., J. Regehr, G. Rempel, and R. McGregor. Based Standards: Phase A– Standards and Measures. 2007. Long Combination Vehicle (LCV) Safety Per- Regulatory Impact Statement. Melbourne, Australia. formance in Alberta: 1999-2005. Edmonton, Alberta: 5. York, J., and T. Maze. 1996. Applicability of Perfor- Alberta Transportation. mance-Based Standards to Truck Size and Weight 20. Organization for Economic Cooperation Development. Regulation in the United States. Sesquicentennial 2011. Moving Freight with Better Trucks: Improving Transportation Conference Proceedings. Iowa State Safety, Productivity and Sustainability. International University, Ames, Iowa. Transport Forum. Paris: Organization for Economic 6. U.S. Department of Transportation. 2000. Comprehen- Cooperation and Development. sive Truck Size and Weight Study. FHWA-PL-00-029. 21. Woodrooffe, J., K.P. Glaeser, P. Nordengen, M. Bereni, Washington, D.C.: Federal Highway Administration. A. Germanchev, P. Eady, and B. Jacob. 2010. Safety,

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173 APPENDIX H Productivity, Infrastructure Wear, Fuel Use and Emis- 22. Woodrooffe, J., K.P. Glaeser, and P. Nordengen, P. sions Assessment of the International Truck Fleet—A 2010. Truck productivity, efficiency, energy use and Comparative Analysis. International Transport Forum. CO2 output—International performance benchmark- Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and ing. TRB Record. Development.