Old (pre 2000) Trucks vs New Models

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  1. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    I run a 1997 every day, (well 3-4 days a week) dollars and cents wise it’s really not any cheaper then running a brand new one, the difference comes in it’s easier to let paid off stuff sit, but you really have to be kind of fuked up in the head (like i and the rest of us that do it) and take pride in the truck to deal with it

    I’ll never buy another used trailer though if I can help, that’s what actually takes the abuse and depreciation is nice to have
     
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  3. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    It's the combination, it's the way in which technology aids in social engineering. How effective would George Orwell's Big Brother be without all of the telescreens?
     
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    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    The kgb and north korea have managed quite well without the technology, the only requirement was to force distrust and informing on the citizens by their neighbors.

    But point taken, technology certainly makes it easier
     
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  5. Bret1984

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    Well, little harder to brute force Americans since the people are armed too so social engineering is all they have. They can't directly physically control us so they need to control the information.
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You mean like creating a false narrative to get everyone to stay home for 6 or 8 months with their faces stuck to their PC's, listening to propaganda?

    Wonder how they could do that?
     
  7. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    Yeah, like that
     
  8. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Light Load Member

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    Well, I got offered a job with a pre-ELD Pete 379. I think I'll take it and just see what issues I have if any on the companies dime for awhile.
     
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  9. Bret1984

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    Update, got a job up in the Barnett shale basin with an old school long nosed Pete. Same pay rate as I had at Detmar just now with a manual transmission and a much faster truck.
     
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