Review of heavy vehicle cost base allocators
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We have conducted a review of the cost base allocators to provide assurance that current and future pricing systems are built on a sound understanding of how heavy vehicle use affects road construction and maintenance costs.
The review involved identifying and analysing primary research on the causes of road wear, and carefully considering whether the evidence supports any change to how costs are allocated to heavy vehicles.
The accuracy of cost allocation is fundamental to heavy vehicle user confidence and the efficiency of road pricing.
We completed the review and presented the findings to the Transport and Infrastructure Council in May 2017.
Outcomes of the review are being considered as part of the development and testing of the Forward Looking Cost Base prototype.