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From monitoring this thread thus far, it would be straight forward to track designated route compliance with permitted overweight drays (or any other permitted vehicle) by requiring said vehicles to be equipped with telemetry and having the per vehicle telemetry bread crumb routinely reported. This technique allows designated route compliance, as well as nuances (time of day restrictions, etc) to be monitored. It can also be done in an anonymous manner (e.g. fleet owner not explicitly identified) or on an identified per truck basis, depending upon sensitivity of the stakeholders to privacy issues. The Port of Long Beach already requires telemetry for drays in and out of there.

If the permitted vehicle is regularly dead heading back to pick up another load (typical dray activity), the pattern of "full" verses probable empty trips can be accounted for. More complicated scenarios can be accounted for too, but they generally require close planning prior to implementation. Beyond compliance monitoring, the aggregate data can also be used to monitor general freight flows, idling issues and related planning support activities.  If anyone is interested in learning more details for leveraging commercial vehicle telemetry in this or similar deployments (such as border travel time monitoring), please contact me directly.

Lee Maynus, P.E.
Calmar Telematics, LLC
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On 8/30/2010 2:54 PM, Al Altuna wrote:

I am very interested in seeing what models are provided to see how they might apply to the Nogales - Tucson corridor.

 

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-----Original Message-----
From: FHWA Freight Planning [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joseph Gellings
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2010 10:38 AM
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Subject: port-area overweight truck corridor programs

 

Hello,

I am trying to identify the various working models for a port area overweight

truck corridor program.   These programs recognize the unique need for

overweight cargo drays in the vicinity of ports and use ideas such as corridor

designation and permits to manage this activity.   The programs I have

identified to date are Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, CA, and Tacoma,

WA.   These all follow a similar model so I am hoping this post will lead to

other kinds of working models.

Thank you very much!

Joseph Gellings

Port of Seattle