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  1. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    No. you dont need Chinese trucks. We need California to allow all road worthy trucks to pick up at the ports… Right now they dont allow older trucks to pick up at a port because they’re emissions are too high… Relax this useless regulation and a lot of the supply chain problems get solved.

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  2. kedavis Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    No. you dont need Chinese trucks. We need California to allow all road worthy trucks to pick up at the ports… Right now they dont allow older trucks to pick up at a port because they’re emissions are too high… Relax this useless regulation and a lot of the supply chain problems get solved.

    And it’s a built-in stupidity because it makes sense for trucking companies to use older trucks for short runs such as from ports to warehouses, because they need more frequent maintenance which is much easier when they’re not going long distances, and also it’s easier to deal with a truck that breaks down 10 miles from home rather than 100 miles or possibly 1000 miles.

    It would seem that using older trucks for shorter trips also reduces emissions, rather than sending them out on the long runs because only new trucks are allowed at the ports.

    But of course, nobody with any sense ever accuses the left of making sense.

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  3. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    No. you dont need Chinese trucks. We need California to allow all road worthy trucks to pick up at the ports… Right now they dont allow older trucks to pick up at a port because they’re emissions are too high… Relax this useless regulation and a lot of the supply chain problems get solved.

    And it’s a built-in stupidity because it makes sense for trucking companies to use older trucks for short runs such as from ports to warehouses, because they need more frequent maintenance which is much easier when they’re not going long distances, and also it’s easier to deal with a truck that breaks down 10 miles from home rather than 100 miles or possibly 1000 miles.

    It would seem that using older trucks for shorter trips also reduces emissions, rather than sending them out on the long runs because only new trucks are allowed at the ports.

    Maybe. But the real advantage of using them in the shorter runs – is that in city driving the differences in fuel economy are less apparent. City traffic kills everyone’s fuel economy – so get the efficient trucks out on the high way.

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  4. kedavis Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    No. you dont need Chinese trucks. We need California to allow all road worthy trucks to pick up at the ports… Right now they dont allow older trucks to pick up at a port because they’re emissions are too high… Relax this useless regulation and a lot of the supply chain problems get solved.

    And it’s a built-in stupidity because it makes sense for trucking companies to use older trucks for short runs such as from ports to warehouses, because they need more frequent maintenance which is much easier when they’re not going long distances, and also it’s easier to deal with a truck that breaks down 10 miles from home rather than 100 miles or possibly 1000 miles.

    It would seem that using older trucks for shorter trips also reduces emissions, rather than sending them out on the long runs because only new trucks are allowed at the ports.

    Maybe. But the real advantage of using them in the shorter runs – is that in city driving the differences in fuel economy are less apparent. City traffic kills everyone’s fuel economy – so get the efficient trucks out on the high way.

    That’s another aspect, yes.  And partly dealt with in my point about emissions.  But towing and repair costs, especially over long distances, can be surprisingly high.  Especially for owner-operators.

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