(Dr. Tom Gallagher, Auburn University)
Research ways to optimize the wood transportation system by improving turn times, increasing loaded miles, reducing idle time and to reduce costs by adopting new
technologies, like trailer designs that increase payloads. Find ways to improve safety and public perception while lowering insurance costs.
KEY FINDINGS: See sequence of five FRA “Papers & Presentations” downloads, 05-P-1, 05-P-2, 05-P-3, 05-P-4, and 05-P-5. See also FRA Technical Releases 05-R-1 Increasing Truck Payloads and Performance; 05-R-8 Trucks and Trailers in the South; and 05-R-9 Improving Log Trucking Logistics.