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U.S. Department of Transportation Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study

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TS&W Final Report

Click on the links below to download the various chapters of the Truck Size and Weight Study. File sizes for each PDF file are given in the table at the end of this listing.

If you prefer, you can also order the full Truck Size and Weight Study on CD-ROM via U.S. mail or Federal Express delivery.

Volume 1. Executive Summary

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Summary: Volume I synthesizes the findings presented in Volume II and Volume III.


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Volume 2. Issues and Background

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Summary: Volume II, Background and Issues, provides the basics necessary to bring a diverse audience up to a common level of understanding. The following areas are covered:

  1. TS&W regulations;
  2. A description of the truck fleet and the trucking industry;
  3. Truck-rail competition;
  4. Shipper concerns;
  5. Highway safety and traffic operations;
  6. Highway infrastructure; and
  7. Enforcement issues.

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Volume 3. Scenario Analysis

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Summary: This volume describes the Study's illustrative scenarios; provides information on the evaluation process; and presents the analytical findings.


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Volume 4. Guide to Documentation

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Summary: Volume IV walks the reader through the extensive documentation underlying the Study.