This research project examines truck size (dimensions) and weight regulation in other countries, from Europe to Asia to Africa, to identify size and weight regulations that are based on standards of truck performance. Such standards, known performance-based regulations, are intended to ensure that the allowable size and weight of trucks are governed by safety standards and/or by standards for infrastructure (pavement and bridges) wear. The purpose of our examination is to determine if similar standards of performance might be integrated into the truck size and weight regulations in the United States and identify the issues related to integrating this type of size and weight regulation.
American Trucking Association Foundation
Maze, Thomas H., "The Potential for Performance-Based Standards as the Basis for Truck Size and Weight Regulation in the United States" (1996). InTrans Project Reports. 204.