Older trucks to be outlawed; Myth or Fact?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by zx150, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. rskeate

    rskeate Bobtail Member

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    Being a guy always thinking ways to get better mileage all the time. I went and bought a Toyota Prius, yes a Prius. I am having a blast with this car having taking the correct way to drive it quite seriously I have consistently gotten better then 60mpg. 500 plus miles out of a 9 gallon tank. Well my local dealer had a huge thank you party and I drove my rig, Freightliner Cascadia and Biggies from Toyota were there from Japan . I approached them and asked why Toyota doesn't try what they did with the Prius in the heavy truck market. Showed them my trucks everything discussed my 7mpg somedays 8 and said I would love to see a hybrid heavy truck that recharges its own batteries with the brakes and or lifting your foot off the pedal , completely shutting off the need for fuel while running all alone on just the batteries. I think I opened some eyes here. Probably wont see anything in my time but it would be cool. Just a thought
     
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  3. pawpaw1

    pawpaw1 Medium Load Member

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    How is this Germaine to the question asked ?
     
  4. bbigcnote

    bbigcnote Light Load Member

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    The god #### germans aint got nothing to do with it! LOL
     
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  5. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    How did the BIGGIES from Toyota understand your question?? Do you speak Japanese fluently???? :p
     
  6. pawpaw1

    pawpaw1 Medium Load Member

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    LOL ! Neither did his answer !
     
  7. camaro68

    camaro68 Medium Load Member

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    Remember though, we are under the emperor's regime. He can regulate you however he wants. And there is no government body that will stop him. So it's probably best not to give the EPA any ideas since their probably monitoring everything being talked about here in the forum.......lol
     
  8. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    Ahh yes Volvo driver....it's done everyday under the HGAC and TERP programs. The gooberment will give you up to 70k for your old iron against a new one if you play nice nice and travel where they say and let them track you.........
     
  9. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    As far as I know it can't. The EOBR is linked directly to the ECM. What they can do is use a GPS for tracking and speed but have no way to monitor idling, braking etc.

    I dunno, hard to say.
     
  10. rskeate

    rskeate Bobtail Member

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    Exactly, it was just a thought I had, being retired from the Navy you might be surprised what I can speak, lol. I do speak German fluently because I was born in Stuttgart . Now a full time gear thrower. C'mon guys , Toyota trucks are built here duh, they speak Californian , so I have to much time on my hands
     
  11. rskeate

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    Yes, Kawasaki, Yamaha , Honda, hah.
     
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