Commercial Vehicle Life Cycle Use Fees Based on Pavement Impact

Sensors can collect truck loading and vehicle miles traveled for specific roadways. The different design standards of each roadway mean that the loading impact for a truck differs significantly across the highway network infrastructure. The technological advancements in sensors, data fusion, data-logging, communications, and wireless connectivity coupled with the increasing interest from policy makers to adopt use fees in lieu of or in addition to the gas tax make developing use fees for commercial vehicles critical. By spatially integrating weigh-in-motion, pavement sensor, and on-board commercial vehicle (e.g. Global Positioning System (GPS)) data, the study may create a data fusion framework to formulate a commercial vehicle user impact fee based on the vehicle’s actual impact on the roadways it uses. These use fees will allow commercial vehicle operators to develop algorithms that reflect their cost on the system rather than just minimizing internal costs when routing vehicles.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Center for Durable and Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

      University of Texas, Arlington
      Arlington, TX  United States  76019

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Start Date: 20230901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01909697
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Durable and Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3552348339
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 23 2024 4:33PM