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Old 09-25-2007, 02:20 PM   #16
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The suggestion at the top was with regards to traffic congestion. Not people being afraid of trucks.
It still doesn't make any sense. Traffic is a part of city life. If someone doesn't like it, they should migrate to a more rural town, or take a bus.

The negative would outweigh the positive if they were to ever limit trucks, as costs would increase, drivers willing to only commute at night would decrease, and less product would be able to deliver. It would have a huge impact on goods and trade locally, and anything that passes through toronto.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:23 PM   #17
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so what if the truck trailer fishtails right before rush hour or an hour before rush hour? Same damn problem.

That is why the idea is/was silly in the first place.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:49 PM   #18
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"Oh, i'm sorry, was I too insightful for you?

Clearly you know nothing of how transportation works. Coming from someone who WORKS in the business, I would know. And from anyone who also works in the business, you would hear the same response."

Boots, I was talking about traffic jams and the fact that alot of which may be caused by transport trucks (along with potentially being more dangerous with such a high volume of cars on the road at peak times.) Just because you work in the transportation industry at a loading dock does not know you mean anything about highway traffic. The best example would be if you were a port-a-potty vacuumer, (which you could likely do well because you talk so much shit you would be used to the smell) boasting you were in the plumbing business, trying to give me advice on how to fix a sink.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:51 PM   #19
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hahaha, this is entertaining




I hope no one is taking it too seriously.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:54 PM   #20
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"Public Transit"

And STFU.


You have NO idea how much road and fuel tax trucks pay, it's not even close to the same as a car. 1 year plate for truck = most 20 year old male's insurance rates.
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Old 09-25-2007, 02:57 PM   #21
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1 year plate for truck = most 20 year old male's insurance rates.
For a month? or a year? I'm sure the government has its hands in the trucking businesses pockets as well....
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #22
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For a month? or a year? I'm sure the government has its hands in the trucking businesses pockets as well....
Apple to apples, 1 year plate to 1 year insurance. Why do you think diesel is more expensive than gasoline, even though it only costs pennies a litre to make and transport? It's all road tax in the fuel.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:18 PM   #23
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i think that people that travel to downtown should take train, ttc, bus whatever. there are too many people driving downtown causing all the congestion.
i travel from oakville to markham almost everyday sometimes i work in streetsville but thats not the point.
i have a choice between taking, qew, 427, 401 OR qew, gardiner, 404/don valley. the problem in most area's is corners (where people need to turn on the highway), bridges (where people get scared that there is walls instead of a shoulder), AND on/off ramps or collectors where people decide to get on/off the highway at the very last second or the very first second they get or just merge with traffic at a slow speed slowing everyone down then changing lanes slowing down faster traffic.
so, to fix major traffic jams is to remove the drivers causing it. when every single lane is doing 100km/h, this creates traffic, when 2 lanes are doing 100 and someone is doing 80 in the left lane, theres traffic.
people need to keep the left lane clear for PASSING only. stay in the left lane unless your going to pass. the far left lane is to pass the passer.
trucks maintain a constant speed and stick to their lanes. they don't have too much of an effect on traffic.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:36 PM   #24
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Boots, I was talking about traffic jams and the fact that alot of which may be caused by transport trucks (along with potentially being more dangerous with such a high volume of cars on the road at peak times.) Just because you work in the transportation industry at a loading dock does not know you mean anything about highway traffic. The best example would be if you were a port-a-potty vacuumer, (which you could likely do well because you talk so much shit you would be used to the smell) boasting you were in the plumbing business, trying to give me advice on how to fix a sink.
How many docks have internet access?

When I have to co-ordinate shipments based on travel time, I know a little about highway traffic. I also drive on the SAME highways you are talking about. Take a wild guess, what you think the ratio is between trucks and Cars on toronto highways is? Wild guess?

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"Oh, i'm sorry, was I too insightful for you?

Clearly you know nothing of how transportation works. Coming from someone who WORKS in the business, I would know. And from anyone who also works in the business, you would hear the same response."

Boots, I was talking about traffic jams and the fact that alot of which may be caused by transport trucks (along with potentially being more dangerous with such a high volume of cars on the road at peak times.) Just because you work in the transportation industry at a loading dock does not know you mean anything about highway traffic. The best example would be if you were a port-a-potty vacuumer, (which you could likely do well because you talk so much shit you would be used to the smell) boasting you were in the plumbing business, trying to give me advice on how to fix a sink.

Lol, go end yourself. Nobody likes you, and you are always wrong. You won't be missed.
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e30bim - Do you think before you post or just simply want to say the opposite of everyone else?
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:49 PM   #27
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How many docks have internet access?

When I have to co-ordinate shipments based on travel time, I know a little about highway traffic. I also drive on the SAME highways you are talking about. Take a wild guess, what you think the ratio is between trucks and Cars on toronto highways is? Wild guess?
Boots, I hope any company that is doing logistics for me is online at their loading dock so I can track where my parcels are. I am guessing the ratio is not available without being complete bullshit. If I was guessing I would say there are 27 cars for each truck on the road.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:55 PM   #28
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Stiki! Welcome aboard, I was waiting for your pot head ass! I say what's on my mind and I call bullshit out when I see it. I know it's easier to be a sheep in life, but nobody will remember you if you can't think of your own original thoughts/ideas. Secondly, I made this post to see what other people thought, not to be a dictator and force my opinion on anyone. Seeing others insight sometimes changes a persons opinion on a topic. This was the sole intention of this thread. If you don't have anything to contribute but the equivalent of a wet fart then shut your smoke hole.
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Old 09-25-2007, 03:58 PM   #29
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Stiki! Welcome aboard, I was waiting for your pot head ass!
Why do u keep calling me a pot head? Do you even know me or know anything about me?
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The more this e30 guy flaps his mouth, the more of a goof he makes himself look.
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