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HXA-NO93The Establishment of Truck StopsAlong the Walvis Bay CorridorsAn Interactive Qualifying Project submitted to theDepartment of Infrastructure and the Faculty ofWorcester Polytechnic Institute in partial fulfillment of therequirements for the Degree of Bachelor of ScienceSponsoring Agency: Walvis Bay Corridor GroupSubmitted to:On-Site Liaison: Gilbert Boois, WBCG Projects & FundingProject Advisor: Holly K. Ault, WPI ProfessorProject Co-advisor: R. Creighton Peet, WPI ProfessorSubmitted by:Brian EarleyCraig JonesAnthony LaineBryan RickardDate: 8 May 2009This report represents the work of four WPI undergraduate studentssubmitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement.WPI routinely publishes these reports on its web site without editorial or peer review.Keywords: transportation, infrastructure, truck stops

ABSTRACTWe created this report to help the Walvis Bay Corridor Group create truck stops inNamibia to improve the country’s transportation infrastructure for truck drivers. Weconducted a survey of truck drivers and numerous interviews with relevant companies todetermine what services truck stops in Namibia should feature and where they should belocated. Furthermore, we made recommendations about how to expand our plan to installtruck stops in additional locations in the future.ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSWe would like to thank Gilbert Boois, our on-site liaison, and everyone else at theWalvis Bay Corridor Group who guided and helped us throughout our time in Namibia.Johny SmithEdward ShivuteMbahupu ―Hippy‖ TjivikuaSylvia MaketoThanks must also go to those at the Polytechnic of Namibia’s Centre forEntrepreneurial Development who provided valuable suggestions for our report.Albin Jacobs, CEDNeville Mbai, CEDWe thank our Polytechnic of Namibia research assistant Margareth Nashandi for herinsight into our project.We also thank everyone who helped us gather information for the project.Elias Mwenyo, NamportBertie Opperman, Van der Walt TransportMr. Van Rooyen, Wesbank TransportLizelle Miller, Polytechnic of NamibiaKarl Erichsen, Maputo Corridor Logistics InitiativeNamport WorkersThanks also go to our WPI Professors who guided and advised us during PQP beforearriving in Namibia as well as during our stay there.Professor Holly K. AultProfessor R. Creighton Peetiii

AUTHORSHIPAlthough all sections of this report have an original single author, they have beenedited by the entire group many times. All team members contributed to the creation of thisreport. The primary author for each section is listed below.AbstractBrian EarleyExecutive SummaryCraig Jones1. IntroductionCraig Jones2. BackgroundBrian Earley2.1 History of Truck Stops in the United StatesBrian Earley2.2 Benefits of Truck Stop InstallationBrian Earley2.3 Placement PlanningBrian Earley2.3.1 Spacing IntervalsBrian Earley2.3.2 Nearby SettlementsBryan Rickard2.4 AmenitiesBrian Earley2.5 Health ServicesCraig Jones2.6 Technical GuidelinesBrian Earley2.7 Situation in NamibiaAnthony Laine2.7.1 The CorridorsAnthony Laine2.7.2 Existing Truck PortsAnthony Laine2.7.3 Port of Walvis BayBryan Rickard2.7.4 Future Driving LawsBrian Earley2.8 SummaryBrian Earley3. MethodologyBrian Earley3.1 Determining Truck Stop FeaturesBrian Earley3.1.1 Survey of Truck DriversAll3.1.2 Interviews with Transport Company OwnersAnthony Laine3.1.3 Discussions with Truck Stop and Truck Port Representatives Bryan Rickard3.1.4 Interviews with Health Services RepresentativesBrian Earley3.1.5 Traffic Data CollectionCraig Jones3.2 Truck Stop DesignCraig Jones3.3 Identifying Additional Locations for Truck StopsBrian Earley3.3.1 Examination of Driver BehaviorCraig Jonesiv

3.3.2 Identifying Existing Service StationsBryan Rickard3.4 SummaryBrian Earley4. Results and AnalysisBrian Earley4.1 Truck Stop FeaturesBrian Earley4.1.1 SecurityBrian Earley4.1.2 ParkingBrian Earley4.1.3 Wellness CentreBrian Earley4.1.4 Take-Away & RestaurantsAnthony Laine4.1.5 Convenience StoreBrian Earley4.1.6 Bed & BreakfastBrian Earley4.1.7 FuelAnthony Laine4.1.8 Toilets, Showers, & LaundryAnthony Laine4.1.9 Maintenance GarageAnthony Laine4.1.10 BankingAnthony Laine4.1.11 PayphonesAnthony Laine4.1.12 Leisure & EntertainmentCraig Jones4.1.13 Internet AccessCraig Jones4.1.14 Feature LayoutCraig Jones4.2 Locating Truck StopsCraig Jones4.2.1 Traffic Data AnalysisCraig Jones4.2.2 Truck Driving HoursBryan Rickard4.2.3 Pre-determined LocationsCraig Jones4.2.4 Additional Truck Stop LocationsCraig Jones4.4 Effects of Truck Driver SamplingAnthony Laine4.5 Economic AnalysisBrian Earley4.6 SummaryCraig Jones5. ConclusionsBrian Earley5.1 Truck Stop ServicesBrian Earley5.2 Truck Stop LocationsBrian Earley5.3 Method for Determining Expansion CriteriaBryan Rickard5.4 Stations for RenovationBrian Earley6. RecommendationsCraig Jones6.1 Truck Stop Economic AnalysisBryan Rickard6.2 Future Truck Stop LocationsCraig Jonesv

6.3 Service Station VisitationCraig Jones6.4 Cooperation with Current Truck Port OwnersCraig Jones6.5 Dry PortCraig Jones6.6 Road-Rail ConnectionCraig Jones6.7 Security LiabilityCraig Jones6.8 Projected Traffic Increases Due to Port ExpansionCraig Jones6.9 Influence of Laws on TrafficCraig JonesAcronyms & TerminologyBryan RickardMapsBrian EarleyLayout DrawingsCraig Jonesvi

TABLE OF CONTENTSAbstract .iiAcknowledgements . iiiAuthorship. ivTable of Contents .viiTable of Figures . xiTable of Tables . xiiiExecutive Summary . xiv1. Introduction . 12. Background . 42.1 History of Truck Stops in the United States . 42.2 Benefits of Truck Stop Installation . 52.3 Placement Planning . 62.3.1 Spacing Intervals . 62.3.2 Nearby Settlements . 92.4 Amenities . 102.4.1 Food . 102.4.2 Fuel . 112.4.3 Parking . 112.4.4 Parked Services. 122.4.5 Leisure & Entertainment . 142.4.6 Information Services. 142.4.7 Lodging . 142.4.8 Miscellaneous Services. 152.5 Health Services . 162.5.1 HIV/AIDS . 162.5.2 Malaria . 172.5.3 Other Treatable Diseases . 182.5.4 General Health Care . 182.6 Technical Guidelines . 192.6.1 Site Guidelines . 192.7 Situation in Namibia. 202.7.1 The Corridors . 20vii

2.7.2 Existing Truck Ports . 212.7.3 Port of Walvis Bay . 212.7.4 Future Driving Laws . 222.8 Summary . 233. Methodology . 243.1 Determining Truck Stop Features . 243.1.1 Survey Of Truck Drivers . 243.1.2 Interviews With Transport Company Owners . 273.1.3 Discussions With Truck Stop and Truck Port Representatives . 283.1.4 Interviews With Health Services Representatives . 293.1.5 Traffic Data Collection . 293.2 Truck Stop Design . 303.3 Identifying Additional Locations for Truck Stops . 313.3.1 Examination Of Driver Behavior . 313.3.2 Identifying Existing Service Stations . 313.4 Summary . 324. Results and Analysis . 344.1 Demand for Truck Stop Features . 344.1.1 Security . 344.1.2 Parking . 364.1.3 Wellness Centre . 374.1.4 Take-Away & Restaurants. 404.1.5 Convenience Store . 424.1.6 Bed & Breakfast . 424.1.7 Fuel . 444.1.8 Toilets, Showers, & Laundry. 454.1.9 Maintenance Garage . 474.1.10 Banking . 494.1.11 Payphones . 494.1.12 Leisure & Entertainment . 504.1.13 Internet Access . 514.1.14 Feature Layout . 524.2 Locating Truck Stops . 54viii

4.2.1 Traffic Data Analysis. 554.2.2 Truck Driving Hours . 584.2.3 Pre-determined Locations .

3.3.2 Identifying Existing Service Stations Bryan Rickard 3.4 Summary Brian Earley 4. Results and Analysis Brian Earley 4.1 Truck Stop Features Brian Earley 4.1.1 Security Brian Earley 4.1.2 Parking Brian Earley 4.1.3 Wellness Centre Brian Earley 4.1.4 Take-Away & Restaurants Anthony Laine 4.1.5 Convenience Store Brian Earley

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