Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
In fact, it’s being done now.
It way, way, way, way, way, way cheaper than petroleum, and burns clean too!
If you want to see the future, look at Interstate Commerce.
And, here’s another good side to natural gas as a fuel – because it burns cleaner, the engines last exceedingly longer! So now, your 100,000+ mile vehicle becomes a 200,000+ mile vehicle!
Shale Gas Set to Reshape Trucking
Updated May 23, 2012, 4:23 p.m. ET
Rising diesel costs, last year, forced Waste Management Inc. WM +0.91% to charge customers an extra $169 million, just to keep its garbage trucks fueled. This year, the nation’s biggest trash hauler has a new defensive strategy: it is buying trucks that will run on cheaper natural gas.
In fact, the company says 80% of the trucks it purchases during the next five years will be fueled by natural gas. Though the vehicles cost about $30,000 more than conventional diesel models, each will save $27,000-a-year or more in fuel, says Eric Woods, head of fleet logistics for Waste Management. By 2017, the company expects to burn more natural gas than diesel.
“The economics favoring natural gas are overwhelming,” says Scott Perry, vice president of procurement at Ryder Systems Inc., R +2.31% one of the nation’s largest truck-leasing companies and a transporter of goods for the grocery, automotive, electronics and retail industries.
The shale gas revolution, which cut the price of natural gas to about $2.70 a million British Thermal Units in the past year, already has shaken up the utility industry, which is switching to natural gas from coal in a big way. Vast Amounts of natural gas in shale rock formations have been unlocked by improved drilling techniques, making the fuel cheap and plentiful across the U.S.
Now the shale-gas boom is rippling through transportation. Never before has Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Believe it or else, there were opponents to air bags, seat belts and child safety restraints.
Some time, someone will oppose everything… even vanilla ice cream and Mother’s Day.
There are, I suppose, several ways to consider the following.
One could presume the psychotic Chicken Little, paranoid delusional “the-sky-is-falling” approach, or, one could suppose the device is only an extension of someone who cannot tell a lie… or, at least is very difficult to deliberately fabricate falsehood.
And then, there’s something in the middle.
I would imagine that’s where the truth resides.
By Sam Favate, April 23, 2012, 1:40 PM
If you thought having EZ Pass in your car would make it too easy for the government to track you, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The Senate passed a bill in March that calls for “mandatory event data recorders” (or black boxes) to be installed in all new passenger motor vehicles, starting with the 2015 models, and which would record data before, during or after a crash, according to KurzweilAI.net.
The bill, which can be seen here, has a privacy provision but gives the government the authority to access the black box in a number of circumstances, including court order, consent of the owner, an investigation or inspection, or to determine the need for emergency responses.
The same bill would allow the IRS to Read the rest of this entry »
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