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Trucking in Maine

Postby riffian » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:57 pm

A bit off topic, but interesting nonetheless. BDN story which outlines the Maine trucking industry's travails. Under the paragraph titled "you don't just pack up and move" is a Poland Spring statement that apparently bodes well for rail service if (PanAm) track is upgraded to proved faster service out of Maine. ... ing-south/
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Re: Trucking in Maine

Postby johnpbarlow » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:41 am

Very interesting article! If autonomous driving trucks and/or platooning materialize in the next few years on the Maine Turnpike, Pan Am won't have much to haul into/out of Maine except maybe LPG. Hopefully PAR will find a way to help minimize Poland Springs' expenses hauling to the southern New England/metro NYC market.

PS: Dysarts Truck Stop food is excellent!
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Re: Trucking in Maine

Postby bostontrainguy » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:53 am

Yeah, and Australia just introduced autonomous trains which you would think is even easier to implement.

Technology is pretty impressive but not good for us in the operating trades.
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