Thursday, January 25, 2007

Long Haul Trucker Calls for Railroads

On a discussion about US Energy Independence, on NPR a caller advocated a policy against his own economic interest. Mark a conservative Republican long haul trucker is appalled that he is hauling around raw and semi fininshed materials like steel and aluminum. Mike the trucker also thinks global warming is farce then he says he burns 600 american gallons of fuel per week, or about 2300 litres. He wonders why so much shipping is done by truck not railroad. The change from road to rail would happen naturally if the subsidy on trucks were removed.

His comment is here starting at the 19:30 mark.

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