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Selected classification observations are provided for some of the border crossings in the previous section. The following table provides the results of a limited classification survey of U.S. Route 2 and the Trans-Canada Highway in the region between May 30 and June 2, 1995 and I-29 on August 24 and 25, 1995.

Truck Class

North Dakota primarily US 2 EB

Montana primarily US 2 EB

Trans-Canada Highway between Medicine Hat and Winnipeg WB

North Dakota I-29 between Fargo and Pembina

0 ( 0%)

122

(72%)

14

( 8%)

11

( 7%)

7

( 4%) 0 ( 0%)

13

( 8%)

2

( 1%) 9 (13%)

169

(100%)

2-S1, 2 3-S2 3-S3 A-train doubles B-train doubles Trucks Truck-trailer Total

341 (100%)

14 (21%)

66 (17%)

15 ( 4%)

0 ( 0%)

3 ( 1%)

68 (100%)

391 (100%)

3 ( 4%) 32 (47%) 2 ( 3%) 8 (12%)

58 (15%) 24 ( 6%)

0

( 0%)

228

(58%)

9

( 3%)

255 (75%) 36 (11%) 8 ( 2%)

4 ( 1%)

26 ( 8%)

NOTES:

The A-trains are mainly 7-axle units (3-S2-2), with a few 8-axle units The B-trains are mainly 8-axle units (3-S3-S2), with a few 7-axle units

4.4 Truck Flow Maps for the Western Border

Based on State-supplied data, Figure 4-4 shows the truck flow map for NN and NHS highways in Idaho, Montana and North Dakota. Most NHS highways in these States have volumes of less than 100 trucks per day (or about 2 trucks per hour in each direction). It is expected that subsequent work for this study, as possible, will address the following questions:

Of this truck traffic, what portion can be classified as: (1) clearly governed by Federal TS&W regulations, (2) influenced by Federal TS&W regulations, or (3) unrelated to Federal TS&W regulations?

What conclusions can be drawn about how changes in Federal TS&W regulations would affect the amount and types of truck traffic in individual States?

4.5 Truck Accidents in Western Border States

It is expected that subsequent work will assign both the TIFA and SAFETYNET truck accidents to the highway networks in each State and assess those accidents in terms of questions of importance to Federal TS&W policy considerations, including:

To what extent are truck accidents occurring on highways which are governed by Federal TS&W regulations?

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