Regulatory Toolkit for Overloaded and Poorly Loaded Road Vehicles

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Regulatory Toolkit for Overloaded and Poorly Loaded Road Vehicles

Publication Number

APEC#218-TR-01.1

Published Date

September 2018

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Transportation(TPTWG)

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352

Pages

109

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Description

This project examines a number of regulatory tools, initiatives and reforms that economies can consider to address the incidence of overloading and poor loading of road vehicles. 

The paper argues that excessive and poor loading of road vehicles can have a significant negative impact on safety, productivity and infrastructure quality outcomes. This in turn can erode wider economic and social outcomes through increased transport costs, diminishing returns on infrastructure investment, and reduced amenity and safety for road users and local communities. To begin to address these problems, the paper outlines a number of steps for regulators and policymakers to consider.