Marginal Overweight Operating Scenario for DOE's Initiative I Highway Casks

by Charles V. Hill, Science Applications Int Corp, Oak Ridge, United States,
Gene C. Loud, Science Applications Int Corp, Oak Ridge, United States,
Anthony C. Heitzman, Science Applications Int Corp, Oak Ridge, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1993

Abstract: This paper assesses the potential transport of high-capacity Initiative I highway casks under development by the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) as permitted marginal overweight shipments that: exceed a gross vehicle weight (gvw) limit of 80,000, but weigh less than 96,000 pounds; follow axle and axle group weight limits adopted by the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) of 1982; conform to dimensional restrictions to operate on most major highways; and comply with the Federal Bridge Formula. The marginal overweight tractor-trailer would operate in normal 'over-the-road' mode and comply with all laws and regulations. The vehicle would have a sleeper berth and two drivers - one to drive while the other provides escort and communication services and accumulates required off-duty time.

Subject Headings: Highway and road management | Highway bridges | Transportation management | Radioactive wastes | Waste management | Vehicles | Federal government

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