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Published by Highway Research Board, National Research Council in Washington] .
Written in English


  • Roads -- Economic aspects.,
  • Trucks -- Law and legislation.

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Statementby Robert E. Whiteside [and others.
SeriesNational Cooperative Highway Research Program. Report ;, 141, Report (National Cooperative Highway Research Program) ;, 141.
ContributionsWhiteside, Robert E.
LC ClassificationsTE7 .N25 no. 141, HE336.E3 .N25 no. 141
The Physical Object
Pagination184 p.
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5412238M
ISBN 100309021308
LC Control Number73003241

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