References: General Concepts in Mine Haulage and Road Design

These references cover general issues related to mine haul road design.

CATERPILLAR. 2009. A Reference Guide to Mining Machine Applications. Field Guide. AEXQ0030-02. Peoria, Ill., USA.

Gilewicz, P. 2001. What Goes Where: Application of large trucks in major mineral markets. World Mining Equipment. 25:8.

Gilewicz, P. 2006. The market for large mining trucks & loading equipment: What’s happened & what’s ahead. CD-ROM. Mining Media Haulage and Loading Conference, Phoenix, Az., USA, May 24-26.

Lay, M.G. 1998. Handbook of Road Technology Volume 1 Planning and Pavements. 3rd Ed. Gordon and Beach Science Publishers.

Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). Mobile equipment incident causation survey (MEICS) 2005-2006 survey findings and recommendation. Available at

MineMap, 2008. Accessed March 2011

Nebot, EM. 2007. Surface mining: main research issues for autonomous operations. Robotics Research, STAR publication No. 28, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp268-280.

Parreira, J and Meech, J. 2010. Autonomous vs manual haulage trucks – how mine simulation contributes to future haulage system developments. CIM Meeting 2010, Vancouver-BC, Canada.

Pukkila, J and Sarkka, P. 2000. Intelligent mine technology program and its implementation. Proc. Massmin 2000, Brisbane, Australia.

Thompson, RJ. 2011. Mine Road Design and Management In Autonomous Hauling Operations: A Research Roadmap. AUSIMM FutureMine Conference 2011, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Thompson, RJ. 2011. Building better haul roads. Engineering and Mining Journal, Mining Media International, June 2011, pp48-53.

Thompson, RJ. 2011. Design, construction and management of haul roads. In: SME Mining Engineering Handbook. Ed. Darling. Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, INC (SME), Lyttelton, Co. USA., pp957-976

Yoder, EJ. and Witczak, MW. 1975. Principles of Pavement Design. John Wiley & Sons Inc.,USA.