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July 9th, 2008, 08:20 AM
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What do you think about this? Do you think it will help?
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July 10th, 2008, 08:53 AM
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Personally I think this is the wrong way to go. I think it is going anger a lot of people and not really help much. My dh said yesterday that some of the newer cars actually run better at higher miles.
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July 10th, 2008, 07:19 PM
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I don't think I've heard about this one yet...? link?
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July 11th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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In '74 the national speed limit was capped at 55 MPH in response to the the oil crisis. In the late '80's the act was modified to allow 65 MPH and repealed in '95.

This appeared recently in the news, such as here:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/03/war...t.ap/index.html

My feeling is that it is essential that not only fuel efficiency be considered, but transit time and associated labor and productivity losses. This would affect me greatly as I have a 60 mile one way commute. I've done calculations before and it's hard to justify a slight gas cost savings compared with the increased transit times for freight, but in a way truckers are paid by the mile so it isn't as directly an economic consideration, but it would potentially mean effectively a pay cut for truckers.
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July 11th, 2008, 08:39 AM
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In '74 the national speed limit was capped at 55 MPH in response to the the oil crisis. In the late '80's the act was modified to allow 65 MPH and repealed in '95.

This appeared recently in the news, such as here:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/07/03/war...t.ap/index.html

My feeling is that it is essential that not only fuel efficiency be considered, but transit time and associated labor and productivity losses. This would affect me greatly as I have a 60 mile one way commute. I've done calculations before and it's hard to justify a slight gas cost savings compared with the increased transit times for freight, but in a way truckers are paid by the mile so it isn't as directly an economic consideration, but it would potentially mean effectively a pay cut for truckers.[/b]

Thanks for the link. It was just something I have heard on TV and radio. I agree with you.
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