The term is used in the mining industry and can refer to roads that are inside mining operations, such as open-cut and surface mines.
Type of truck also governs road design and construction - articulated or rear dump.
Determinations as the effectiveness or practicality of haul roads in mining management can include:
- number of lanes
- road width
- road slope
- road subbase material
- geometry of curves of road
- Tannant, Dwayne D.; Regensburg, Bruce (2001). "Guidelines for mine haul road design".
- Chapter 10, pp 195-202 John E. Feddock 'Haul Roads' in Lowrie, Raymond L; Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.) (2002), SME mining reference handbook, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, ISBN 978-1-61344-062-9CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Kaufman, Walter W, Design of surface mine haulage roads : a manual, Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, retrieved 25 February 2017
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