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Old 05-11-2006, 12:11 PM   #21
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today: sitting at a stop

today: sitting at a stop light, a guy in a purolator van pulled up in the next lane and yelled over "what's that cover over your rear wheel for?"
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:29 PM   #22
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thats cool that the guy

thats cool that the guy appreciates it. who cares if someone doesnt like it. they can talk to the gas station attendant about it every week.
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Old 05-11-2006, 01:38 PM   #23
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Metrompg you will have get

Metrompg you will have get better comments then when you were driving around with cardboard.
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Old 05-11-2006, 03:57 PM   #24
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it made me wonder if he's

it made me wonder
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:15 PM   #25
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Purolator and Tractor Trailers

I forgot Purolator was still in biz up there -- ours got absorbed by someone, UPS maybe. But you may be onto something with the employee reward thing.

I recall seeing these on the highways here (not many though).



They claim to give a 4% increase in economy using the "SAE J1321" testing method (taken from http://www.freightwing.com)
Any fuel savings on large, long-distance carriers could help big-time. I haven't seen much in the wheel-covering department.
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Old 05-11-2006, 04:27 PM   #26
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Re: Metrompg you will have get

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Metrompg you will have get better comments then when you were driving around with cardboard.
it was still cold out when the cardboard was on and nobody was driving around with their windows open

cool pic, rick.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:31 PM   #27
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cool pic, rick.
Thanks man! :-) I don't think they cover the trailer's wheels because the wheel-set has to slide fore and aft to balance the load. On fixed-axle vehicles, there has to be a significant benefit in a wheel cover of some sort. Anyways, the picture probably shows the axle group in the front-most position.

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Yes, I plan on doing some and pics are good. What would you charge for a set or red ones?
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:13 AM   #30
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I was going to wait until Matt gets back to fix the pics (remember we discussed a global fix for broken theimagehosting links). But if anyone's in a panic, I'll go ahead and do it.
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