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  •  About those trucks...... (0+ / 0-)

    Those trucks that made those deliveries back in the 50's had no safety equipment or emissions controls.

    Fleets of trucks are going to cost more now.

    Did those trucks back in the 50's have temperature controls?  I don't know.  More people live in places like Arizona and Florida now.  Food delivery trucks had better have some expensive and effective temperature controls now.

    I wish this weren't true, but the guys that drive them are going to have to be drug tested.  Trust me on this.....

    The data that I could easily find stops at 1996.

    But it looks like the FDA has been plenty busy recently.

    •  Is home delivery (1+ / 0-)
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      genuinely more expensive?  After all, if you don't have home delivery, then everyone uses their car to get to the stores.

      Just wondering....

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      by dfarrah on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:43:10 PM PST

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      •  You want Walmart doing the home delivery? (0+ / 0-)

        Do we want some Walmart-sized company delivering everything?

        In that case, there may be some economies of scale.'

        If people need to receive deliveries from a dozen different trucks every day; from the dairy, the butcher, the baker, the vegetable seller, etc; that's going to make it tough going if I decide to ride my bike to work that day.

        •  Well, what if those (0+ / 0-)

          trucks result in a reduction in overall traffic?  After all, even if the dairy, butcher, baker, vegetables have a number of trucks assigned to various neighborhoods, wouldn't that be less than all of the neighbors driving to the various entiities?

          Why wouldn't there be less overall traffic instead of more?

          I wouldn't know about how it would work, but it seems it could potentially reduce overall traffic.

          The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

          by dfarrah on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 04:48:30 PM PST

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