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Economic Evaluation of Mobile and Modular Housing Shipments by Highway

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April1974 (196)
Posted Date:   
February 7, 2012

The objective was to obtain data needed to reach rational decisions regarding state regulations so that wide-load movements can be made as safely as possible, without undue economic burdens to the purchasers of such homes, to the states, or to other users of the highways. The project included extensive photographic and visual observations of vehicular traffic in the vicinity of 12- and 14-ft wide mobile and modular homes in 20 states, with about 12,000 miles being logged on 63 trips.Nearly 3,000 motorists were stopped on the highways of six states and interviewed. These interviews and associated mail-back questionnaires were analyzed to determine public opinions concerning many vehicles including mobile homes. Extensive costs and operational data were obtained from carriers of wide loads. Additionally,cost and resulation information were gathered from officials of most states.

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