Heavy Truck Data in Virginia: Collection, Uses, and Needs

Report No: 88-R10

Published in 1988

About the report:

This report describes the collection and uses of heavy truck data by Virginia agencies. Data categories include: (I) classification counts, (2) accidents; (3) off-tracking; (4) passenger car equivalents (PCE), (5) equivalent axle load (EAL), (6) speed, and (7) size and weight. The extent to which national statistics about trucks are utilized by state agencies is also described. These data base include- (I) HPMS, (2) TWS, (3) FARS, (4) BMCS accident file, (5) NASS, and (6) TIUS. This study is confined to a direct examination of data gathering and its use within Virginia, and no comparative evaluation is made with the way this activity is carried out in other states. A state-of-the-art paper with an annotated bibliography is contained in the report.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • T. Hugh Woo, Lester A. Hoel, Ph.D.

Last updated: December 29, 2023

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