Accommodation of Trucks on the Highway: Safety in Design

by Bob L. Smith, (M.ASCE), Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS 66506,
John M. Mason, Jr., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA 16802,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-644-7 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-644-X (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 192
22 cm
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Conference information: A Symposium | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | May 11, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This book contains the papers presented at the symposium on accommodation of trucks on highways held in Nashville, Tenn., May 11, 1988. The papers address highway factors that contribute to truck accidents, care/truck incidents, truck driver training issues, human factor considerations and truck equipment factors in truck crashes. Several design recommendations are identified to accommodate trucks in the design process. The design considerations include: trucks in work zones, traffic control devices for large trucks, monitoring and enhancing safety on the national network, and specific design and operational issues related to large trucks at at-grade intersections.

Subject Headings: Trucks | Highway and road design | Safety | Traffic accidents | Human and behavioral factors | Traffic safety | Driver behavior | Training


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