Fitzgerald Gliders might be getting more attention than they’d like

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  1. snowman_w900

    snowman_w900 Road Train Member

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    no doubt.

    Hey remember when the entire world was doomed when Y2K was to hit December 31 of 1999?

    Yeah.....me too, lol
     
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  3. BigBob410

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    But what the article failed to mention was all the issues with those emissions systems that most smaller outfits and O/ops cannot afford to deal with. And what about all the other forms of industry that are spewing emissions. I'm not going to get into all the climate change because I'm just a dumb car hauler. But I can see both sides of the coin when it comes to a Glider versus an emissions truck. I do know we have dumped alot of money into a Volvo and the emissions is still not working and won't Regen so it sits. If we had bought a glider we'd be rollin' still. And the reason you don't see a lot of hoods in the truck stops is because us "dinosaurs" know a bunch of plastic truck drivers cannot navigate around them so they find alternative parking!
    Just my $.02...I could be wrong
     
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  4. Steel Dragon

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    If gliders were such a big savings,the bean counters at the megas would be all over them.
    The mega's buy new trucks at a discount and sell them off between 400-500 k mileage for $70k..pretty good deal..essentially paying maybe $50,000 for a few years use of a new truck.
     
  5. Oxbow

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    Yikes, I allowed myself to get dragged into this. We need to learn from @SAR snowman!
     
  6. snowman_w900

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    I know!
     
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  7. SAR

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    Oh boy. Where I live it's getting colder every year!

    Our friend @MJ1657 just tapped into next years wood pile!
     
  8. snowman_w900

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    That global warming is just awful!
     
  9. Rubber duck kw

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    No they buy new to be Cali legal I believe
     
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  10. bigdad7

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    And Schneider for years made thier own ....most new companies ditch new trucks before they hit 450k miles the beginning of hell for emmission problems.....most owner ops and small fleets make thier money by keeping trucks to a million or more miles different business models one based on debt and leverage one on profit and megas have a belief that they cannot get drivers without shiney new trucks
     
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  11. Tb0n3

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    "It's colder where I am so that means the global average rising doesn't matter."
     
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