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Brian's Comment
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Factory is being set up currently in China.

Brian's Comment
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They are being test as we speak and have been spotted on the already. Billions are putting put into these trucks. This is info I'm getting from a close family friend and what he told me was about as much as he is allowed too. Alot is being put into this because just about every major logistics company has shown interest.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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And the GM EV-1 of which Susan wrote was from.2001. Here we are almost 20.years later and I see very limited charging stations for electric cars. Especially in the Northeast.

That documentary also explored hydrogen cars which Arnold Schwartzenegger promoted as governor. One of the reasons given for killing the electric car was the lack of revenue generated due to repairs. The electric engines needed very little maintence which meant very little money for parts and service. Not to.mention a decrease in sales. If the cars were so great, you only need to buy one. So millions of factory workers, salesmen, mechanics, designers would all be out of work. Car killed and crushed as Susan said. Ed Begley Jr and Alexandra Paul were two stars who leased the EV 1 and were very active in trying to keep them. protesters marched to no avail.

Just imagine what parking and charging would be like? we cant find parking now thanks to the ELDs now you want to have to charge too?? lol

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Someone always knows someone "in the know." billions might be going into it, but billions are also going into other similar vehicles, like the Nicola, which, in my opinion is a helluva lot closer to full production than the tesla.

A factory in China...... There are already factories that can easily be retrofitted here. The companies that are interested operate in hubs, where these vehicles can easily operate within their battery limitations. There is not a single Long Haul specific company even remotely interested, except US Express, and their backing the Nicola, not the Tesla.

Testing a few prototypes is not the testing that Old School is talking about. The FMCSA , and DOT will require far more stringent testing than is currently being done.

I could go on, but I am too busy not really caring if I see one or not, driving down the street.

They are being test as we speak and have been spotted on the already. Billions are putting put into these trucks. This is info I'm getting from a close family friend and what he told me was about as much as he is allowed too. Alot is being put into this because just about every major logistics company has shown interest.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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(They're backing the Nicola)

Ugh. The Grammer police in my brain... embarrassed.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Factory is being set up currently in China.

As if that elevated my confidence.

No interest in manufacturing of heavy US highway trucks in China. Messed up...

Brian's Comment
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It sounds like ltl's is where we will see them first. As far as the charging stations goes they are going to try and have a shared network. Companies like ups and Pepsi will have them within their terminal. Although jb hunt and Werner also have orders in. As far as them not being Dot approved don't they have to be in order to be on the road?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Brian states:

Supposedly they are shooting for the trucks to have a range of 500 miles and to take no more than an hour to charge.

You are using "supposedly" to back up a statement of fact. But this "fact" is like saying you can fill up an Olympic size pool in ten minutes. I'll just say you can't load that many electrons into the truck battery so quickly.

G-Town's Comment
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Brian states:

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Supposedly they are shooting for the trucks to have a range of 500 miles and to take no more than an hour to charge.

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Errol replied...

You are using "supposedly" to back up a statement of fact. But this "fact" is like saying you can fill up an Olympic size pool in ten minutes. I'll just say you can't load that many electrons into the truck battery so quickly.

You GO Errol.

Brian...you might want to read Errol’s Profile Bio before replying...click his name in the reply.

Brian's Comment
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That info was coming from who I have been talking to about it. But check the Tesla semi website it's stating it will have a range of 300 to 500 miles.... Again coming from them not me. But yes I understand the repsonse to that will be "not possible" but like I was saying they are currently road testing and saying that's what they are getting.

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