Delineated the issues associated with OS/OW trucks and the feasibility of various infrastructure, operational, and funding strategies to ensure adequate infrastructure capacity and funding for increasing truck volumes. A forum including 58 stakeholders from industry, Texas DMV, TxDOT and law enforcement agencies identified the highest priority research needs:
- Review the rationale and enforcement of size and weight regulations in Texas, and reviewing restrictions imposed on OS/OW loads;
- Investigate innovative technology and systems to enhance enforcement;
- Quantify the benefits to the Texas economy associated with OS/OW loads; and
- Quantify the cost of higher design standards (more resilient roads) to accommodate OS/OW loads.