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Old 08-24-2014, 01:28 AM
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This makes a lot of sense...

“As the first and second busiest container ports in the U.S., Long Beach and Los Angeles can benefit tremendously from the e-highway system, significantly reducing emissions from commercial trucks that normally contribute to much of the air pollution in this region,” said Matthias Schlelein, president of Siemens Mobility and Logistics division in the U.S.
Truck Electrification System to be Tested at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach - TopNews - Fuel Smarts - TopNews - TruckingInfo.com
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:06 PM
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Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Those of us of a certain age, or who spent time in a handful of cities (San Francisco, Seattle, Dayton) can recall "trolley buses", but it needs to be recognized that those conveyances operated over a fixed route and schedule, thereby justifying the high cost of catenary (overhead wiring). "Trolley trucks" would have to confine themselves to a similar limited service area, though I'm sure that battery and Diesel backup systems would diminish most of the problems attributable to the electrical "umbilical cord", such as access to dock doors. Manhattan's "garment district" would seem to be another logical place for a pilot program.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:14 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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While it's a worthy idea to reduce emissions, I'm surprised they have not considered going to full automation which will also have the benefit of greatly reducing labor costs.

Automated Ports, Container Automation - YouTube
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