Spurred on by frogblog reader geoff_184 who commented on my KiwiRail post, I was forced to consider what must be a ground breaking innovation. If his numbers are correct, this newfangled contraption might help wean us from our account deficit killing addiction to foreign oil. From geoff’s comment:
How to use the fuel of 75 trucks to move 306 truck loads:
Now let’s see, would business rather pay the wages of 2 people on the train, or 306 truck drivers???? Duh!
Rail = Good.
Trucks = Yuck.
Maybe technology can save us from our obscene reliance on foreign oil and it’s crippling costs after all? Could we use this newfangled thingamy to do the long haul stuff, and save the precious expensive truck fuel for the local deliveries?