Permitting Fees

In Nebraska the permitting fees for oversized/overweight vehicles is set forth in statute. However, these fees may not be sufficient to cover the real cost of damage that these vehicles inflict upon the public infrastructure (e.g., pavements and bridges). Other states around Nebraska utilize different fee structures, such as fees based on ton-mile to recoup costs associated with transport of oversize/overweight vehicles. It is not clear which fee structure is the most appropriate for Nebraska. Therefore, there is a need to look at Nebraska's fee structure and assess its appropriateness in recouping the costs borne by the highway infrastructure. Additionally, there is a perception that Nebraska attracts much more oversized/overweight vehicles than surrounding states due to its relatively low fees. Therefore, there is a need to estimate where oversized/overweight loads are entering and exiting and display route-specific data in geographic information system (GIS) maps. A case study of cost comparison of similar oversized/overweight loads passing through Nebraska and neighboring states will illustrate the disparities (if any) between Nebraska and its neighboring states. The research will assess the oversized/overweight vehicle permit fees policies and procedures of different states including Nebraska and its neighboring states. It will compare permit sales data and assess if Nebraska is attracting oversized/overweight truck traffic due to its permit fee structure.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $60000.00
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR-P1(16) M046

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      Nebraska Department of Roads

      1500 Highway 2
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68502
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Nebraska, Lincoln

      527 Nebraska Hall
      Lincoln, NE  United States  68588-0529
    • Principal Investigators:

      Rilett, Laurence

      Khattak, Aemal

    • Start Date: 20150701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20161231
    • Source Data: RiP Project 39678

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01569408
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Nebraska Department of Roads
    • Contract Numbers: SPR-P1(16) M046
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 11 2015 1:00AM