German Official Seeks to Limit Longhaul

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  1. heyns57

    heyns57 Road Train Member

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  3. rex

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    As goes Germany so will go the world, The United States included. Energy conservation, national economic survival, as well as simple common sense will dictate such measures in the near future.
    As I've mentioned several times on this forum, long haul trailer trucking is about to go the way of the dinosaur.
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  4. arrivealive

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    Thatd slow the economy a bit, I would think. Germany is what, about 138,000 sq. miles where just the US mainland is close to 4 million. Not to mention all the border crossings we do. Seems the supply would be slower, driving prices up even more.
     
  5. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    62 miles is just ludicrous. 600 (days drive) I could see a point to.

    I've said my self that soon the only OTR will be teams and solos will be doing all the pick up, delivery and rail heads.

    The teams will only be doing drop and hook.
     
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    You might think 62 is bad, but I am considering dropping to 60. My fuel mileage has increased by 3 mpg by reducing speed from 65-67.
     
  7. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    62 mile radius not MPH.
     
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    Dang, I guess I have been driving 62 too much. He is definately nuts.:biggrin_25514:
     
  9. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Nutz... yes!



    I normally do not have the time to drive slower than 65 and some times I don't have that luxury.

    Car haulin at least in the short miles we run is very much hurry up and wait.
     
  10. Roadmedic

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    I noticed alot of car haulers moving right along this trip to CA. I also got passed numerous times by the same trucks hauling NASCAR cars I assume. They were all headed west and moving along.
     
  11. rwings

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    I definitely agree that in the future most shipping will be by rail. But it will be a long time before the railroad has enough infrastructure built up, to handle the increased rail use. I haul a tank trailer and right now the price for a rail tank car is very expensive because they don't have enough rail tankers to support the demand.
     
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