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Good riddance, long and tall era

Dear Editor:


Dear Editor:

RE: Long and tall dead and gone?

No, long and tall is not yet dead. It’s alive, but just barely. This following message has been out for a long, long time: successful, well-managed, profitable trucking firms, large and small -the ones who are in it for the long haul -don’t have long and tall in their aerodynamic, fuel-efficient, and cost-effective truck fleets. Long hood? Noisy Cat engine? Heavy 24.5-inch rubber? Motel-on-wheels sleeper? Over-done chrome and lights? Doing five miles per gallon, thinking they’ve hit the big time?

This isn’t sensible trucking. It’s not even trucking for profit. It’s nothing more than a bunch of unrealistic, close-minded wannabes with drug-induced truck business plans powered exclusively by ego-driven stupidity.

Ken Armstrong Seattle, Wa. Via e-mail


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