Review and Evaluation of Current Gross Vehicle Weights and Axle Loads Limits

The researchers will review and extend the work done under Project 0-6736 Rider 36 OS/OW Vehicles Permit Fee Structure, and other similar efforts currently underway in Texas and other states and at the federal and international level to evaluate the effects of single, tandem, tridem, and quad-axle configurations on bridges and pavements, and develop guidelines for more infrastructure-friendly vehicle configurations. In addition, the researcher will develop a cost-recovery structure that adequately funds repairs to roads utilized by overweight trucks. For consistency, this methodology will be compatible with that proposed for the determination of fees with Oversize/Overweight (OS/OW) vehicles.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $538237.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Badgley, Sonya

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Transportation Research
    Austin, TX  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Walton, C

  • Start Date: 20140729
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160229
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39598

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566804
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6817
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2015 1:01AM