posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by Zaphod58
Zaph, I agree on fuel mileage. Yet, it remains we have zero shortage of oil reserves which makes fuel mileage a low priority and frankly, none of the
I'm sure the A.T.A. agrees with Obama on that issue as it forces the independents to buy these 160,000 dollar pieces of high-tech but terrible
quality tractors. which they cannot afford in this economy, just to compete with the fleet/volume purchases of the big companies.
As fuel is the single largest expense of the transportation industry, many would be forced out of business.
Obama has far more pressing issues than the industry's "fuel mileage". Except he continues to pander to the lobbyists, in this case, the A.T.A. and
the truck manufacturers.
Hear me on this, once the independents are no longer a threat with their higher speed and higher quality service, you will see a massive increase of
"imported" drivers and carriers, all which will undercut your wages and benefits.
You can bank on it. It why I don't own any more.....