Old (pre 2000) Trucks vs New Models

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Bret1984, May 5, 2022.

  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Keep in mind every time someone buys the latest and greatest something new they just put the technology that is making us obsolete one step farther ahead.
     
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  3. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    Lol

    unless your voice and opinion comes with a bribe , uh, I mean a campaign contribution,
    Ain’t no politician or anyone appointed by a politician gonna listen to what you think .
     
  4. dirthaller

    dirthaller Heavy Load Member

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    I share your optimism……..unfortunately!
     
  5. Catmando

    Catmando Road Train Member

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    Gotcha .. sometimes I'am really slow
     
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  6. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Speed limiters for trucks is already going to happen. It’s already been decided.

    Leftest green new deal. “30 days for public comment” is the tell. I wouldn’t be shocked with 60 mph?

    If it was for safety all the states would already have lower limits. Notice California ( green state ) is already at 55? It’s a emission thing!!!

    Again it’s already decided.
     
  7. TheLoadOut

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    Sometimes I can't sit still. Even if I know my effort is in vain. At least I can say I tried, I didn't just bend over.
     
  8. 59EX

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    It's not just emission problems only. My Cascadia has had some issues that are criminal that I have to deal with.

    Saying that, I'm already married to my truck as is, I can only image trying to maintain a 30 year old truck. Maybe if you bought it from somebody you know or you've had it for a while outright. But buying something now? You're picking up somebody else problem child. A guy I know spent over $50K in two years on his T600. That's NOT including the down time.
     
  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I submitted a comment. I hope many others do. 3,000 odd comments in 3 days -

    The majority of fleet trucks are governed already, and I see what mayhem it already causes.

    This would be a disaster for safety.
     
  10. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    And. If they can’t get the trucks already on the roads retrofitted fast enough they will require everything to have it from factory in 2023 on. Idiots that keep trading up for new all the time will shoot themselves in the foot with next purchase.
     
  11. Bret1984

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    So initially it was level 4 is where the human component gets eliminated. Then they changed it saying that there's still a human in the cab at level 4 then added level 5 that eliminates the human element. Latest update is level 5 now has someone in the cab. The entire time it's remained mutually agreed upon that we're still working to develop level 3. We're here for the long haul.
     
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