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Safety Implications of Trucks Designed to Weigh Over 80,000 Pounds
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published August 01, 1989 by SAE International in United States
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A method is presented for checking vehicle designs to see if they will meet size and weight rules that may be applicable to vehicles weighing more than 80,000 lb. Then, examples of heavy trucks that have been designed to be productive are used in illustrating analytical evaluations of measures of performance in safety-related maneuvering situations. The paper concludes with the point of view that trucks over 80,000 lb could have design attributes that would allow these heavier vehicles to have levels of intrinsic safety exceeding or comparable to those of current trucks.
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CitationFancher, P. and Mathew, A., "Safety Implications of Trucks Designed to Weigh Over 80,000 Pounds," SAE Technical Paper 891632, 1989, https://doi.org/10.4271/891632.
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