Accession Number : ADA321985

Title :   Palletized Loading System (PLS) Loaded Truck/Trailer on HTTX Flatcar Rail Impact Test.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL

Personal Author(s) : McIntosh, A. C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA321985

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School (USADACS), Validation Engineering Division (SIOAC-DEV), was tasked by Military Traffic Management Command-Transportation Engineering Agency (MIMC-TEA) to test a loaded Palletized Loading System (PLS) truck and loaded PLS trailer in a rail shipment configuration to satisfy transportation requirements of(general Rule 15(g)8.2 on an HTTX or similar type flatcar. This requirement allows chain securement of the vehicles to the specially-equipped flatcar. These configurations were successfully tested at USADACS on 28 February 1996. This report contains results of the testing.

Descriptors :   *LOADING(HANDLING), *IMPACT TESTS, *TRAILERS, *TRUCKS, *PALLETS, TEST AND EVALUATION, REQUIREMENTS, RAIL TRANSPORTATION, CONFIGURATIONS, CHAINS, SHIPPING.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE