• Engineering
  • Published 1993

THE EFFECT OF TRAILER WIDTH AND LENGTH ON LARGE-TRUCK ACCIDENTS. FINAL REPORT

@inproceedings{Garber1993THEEO,
  title={THE EFFECT OF TRAILER WIDTH AND LENGTH ON LARGE-TRUCK ACCIDENTS. FINAL REPORT},
  author={Nicholas J. Garber and Surbhi T Patel and Ravi Kalaputapu},
  year={1993}
}
In 1982, Congress passed the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA), which authorized the use of longer (14.63 m, or 48.0 ft) trailers and wider (2.6 m, or 102 in.) trucks. In addition, it proposed a network of STAA-designated highways on which these larger vehicles would be allowed access. The use of the wider and longer trucks on primary and secondary routes is questioned due to the lower geometric standards of such routes compared to those of interstate highways, particularly lane… CONTINUE READING