Impacts of Central Tire Inflation Systems application on forest transportation – Review
Mohammad Reza Ghaffariyanhttps://doi.org/10.17221/111/2016-JFSCitation:Reza Ghaffariyan M. (2017): Impacts of Central Tire Inflation Systems application on forest transportation – Review. J. For. Sci., 63: 153-160.
Central Tire Inflation Systems (CTIS) have been introduced to forestry transportation in the last 30 years to the point the forest industry is one of the biggest users of the technology (Pletts 2006). The benefits of operating with this CTIS technology mentioned in the literature include: (i) reduced road surfacing and/or base course requirements, (ii) reduced road maintenance, (iii) reduced driver fatigue and medical complaints, (iv) lower vehicle operation costs, (v) increased vehicle mobility, (vi) extended haul seasons (Bradley 1995). This paper presents a literature review of previous international studies on the impacts of CTIS. This document can assist the forest industry and research users to gain basic information on this transportation technology.Keywords:
timber transportation; road maintenance; transportation cost; vehicle mobility; fuel consumption; safetyReferences:
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