Resource Set: Estimating the Effects of Pavement Condition on Vehicle Operating Costs (NCHRP Report 720)
This resource set includes the report and accompanying tool for modeling vehicle operating costs based on the condition of the pavement.
This tool models vehicle operating cost as a function of pavement quality. It accounts for fuel consumption, tire wear, and any repair or maintenance costs. The tool is provided through CD-ROM in the print version of the report, and available for download online through an ISO image. For instructions for burning a CD from an ISO image, please check out this resource.
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This report presents models for estimating the effects of pavement condition on vehicle operating costs. These models address fuel consumption, tire wear, and repair and maintenance costs and are presented as computational software on the accompanying CD-ROM, CRP-CD-111, to facilitate use. The material contained in the report should be of immediate interest to state pavement, construction, and maintenance engineers; vehicle fleet managers; and those involved in pavement investment decision processes and financial aspects of highway transportation.