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    Author(s): John E. Baumgras
    Date: 1978
    Source: Res. Pap. NE-421. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Experiment Station. 4p.
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Logging truck downtime increases timber harvesting costs. To determine the extent and causes of truck delays, four logging trucks on two separate operations were monitored for a 7-month period by recording speedometers and with tallies of delay causes. The results show the number of truck delays per shift, their duration, and the total delay time per shift for eight categories of delay causes. Average delay time per shift was nearly 90 minutes. Maintenance and repair, administrative actions, and operations scheduling were the leading causes of truck delay; overall, they accounted for two-thirds of all delay time sampled.

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    Baumgras, John E. 1978. The Causes of Logging Truck Delays on Two West Virginia Logging Operations. Res. Pap. NE-421. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Experiment Station. 4p.

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