Transportation Research Related to COVID-19. Regulatory Relief of Commercial Vehicle Weight Requirements for Emergency Transportation of Critical Commodities

The objectives of the research are to: (1) Develop consistent definition of emergencies, emergency commodities (classification/type), and other concepts; (2) Identify successful practices, procedures, and processes for increasing weight limits during emergencies, including coordination and harmonization with neighboring jurisdictions; (3) Develop a decision framework that considers different emergency scenarios that are linked with successful practices, procedures, and processes; and (4) Highlight successful communication practices and training opportunities to conduct before emergencies occur.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $180000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 23-13(05)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wadsworth, Trey

  • Start Date: 20211228
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01767996
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 23-13(05)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 22 2021 3:13PM