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Old 09-27-2007, 10:52 PM   #61
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Heres a good idea, stop ripping out railway tracks and start transporting goods by rail.
might sound like a good idea, but more railroad tracks in the city is very bad for real estate.
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:44 AM   #62
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There is a radical difference between two cars getting in an accident and a truck flipping over and shutting down three or four lanes. Never mind that if there is a fatality, it closes the road for hours.
As for produce and flowers, they aren't the only things in trucks.

And as for bumpers, the front might be lower, but I remember the nose of my 320i going under the back of a truck that cut me off - changed lanes without even looking. Nothing happened to my car, but it was a tense couple of seconds. If I hit that at speed, the back of the truck would have been in my windshield.

Even today, I was cut off twice by trucks on the way in, and two seperate trucks were blocking lanes on the way home.
Hence why all new trailers built have safety bars on the back of trucks.


There's no way your car was low enough to miss your hood. And if it IS, then ti's your fault for lowering your car so much.


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Heres a good idea, stop ripping out railway tracks and start transporting goods by rail.
Ripping out Railways? What? Yeah, because Vancouver Port doesn't have enough backlog.

It takes about 5 days to get a container from the ship to the rail, if not more. About 2 years ago the turnaround was 1 - 2 days. And it's not because of lack of Railways. Volume is increasing every year.

Besides, the time frame for railing freight doesn't always work. People have appointment deliveries that need to be met, they have product that needs to be in place for vital production. You can't wait for product to arrive on the rail, as you lose thousands of dollars a day in revenue, because a production line is down.

To give you an example. Rail from Vancouver to Toronto, 5 - 6 days. By Truck, 3 days if you have 2 drivers in the cab. By air, 1 day. But if it's important, and large, logistically it cannot fit on a cargo plane, or the cost would be exponential.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:55 AM   #63
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I just would like to add that I actually LIKE driving behind trucks in rush hour traffic. They always leave enough of a gap in front of them so they can just roll without stopping. If I'm behind them, I can do the same in 1st or 2nd. It's great.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:05 AM   #64
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I just would like to add that I actually LIKE driving behind trucks in rush hour traffic. They always leave enough of a gap in front of them so they can just roll without stopping. If I'm behind them, I can do the same in 1st or 2nd. It's great.
i'm the opposite... rather get ahead of them.... since usually with my luck, there wheels are always lauching rocks and debris @ my car if i'm behind them.....
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:46 AM   #65
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Heres a good idea, stop ripping out railway tracks and start transporting goods by rail.
I gather you are trying to put your civic engineering degree to good use and broke away from your urban planning job to give us your insight.



Oh, and how exactly do we get the product from the rail yards to the warehouses?
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:31 PM   #66
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^^I spent five years in uni doing urban planning....................bloody useless degree........I used it to wipe my ass after a beer/chicken wing shit!
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:37 PM   #67
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I gather you are trying to put your civic engineering degree to good use and broke away from your urban planning job to give us your insight.



Oh, and how exactly do we get the product from the rail yards to the warehouses?
it is civil engineering not "civic engineering"
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:50 PM   #68
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^ Thanks for that correction. I nominate you to be the official spell checker of MaxBimmer.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:53 PM   #69
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thanks do I get a cookie, too?
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:53 PM   #70
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I just would like to add that I actually LIKE driving behind trucks in rush hour traffic. They always leave enough of a gap in front of them so they can just roll without stopping. If I'm behind them, I can do the same in 1st or 2nd. It's great.
love to do that as well, except in an auto...but not for long
Also hearing the honk of "fast" drivers was something usual for me. they revv their engine past me....then come to a full stop before the lights
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:54 PM   #71
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:32 PM   #72
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I'll correct that for you, since now I'm the official spell checker , YOU CAN SUCK MY COCK! pussy
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:33 PM   #73
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I'll correct that for you, since now I'm the official spell checker , YOU CAN SUCK MY COCK! pussy
spell check or not....you got the msg
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^^what..............mad beef on the fourms nowadays
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^^what..............mad beef on the fourms nowadays
seriously, I got no beef with anyone. this guy he has psychological problems
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