19 Sep '12, 4pm

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Large Trucks With 12-18% Reduction in Air Drag

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Large Trucks With 12-18% Reduction in Air Drag

Chances are that most of the things around you spent a good amount of time inside a truck on their way to the store where you bought them. It's possible to reduce the overall number of trucks on the road by buying more local things and shipping more things by trains (which are more efficient), but it's impossible for every region of the world to do everything as well as everywhere else (Ricardo's law of comparative advantage ), if only because of the wrong type of climate, lack of skilled labor, infrastructure issues, demographic pressures, etc. There will always be something you want that is best made somewhere far away and thus needs to be transported to you. And while trains are great and should be used a lot more, they don't go all the way to stores, so the last few miles will probably have to be left to trucks.So that's our starting point. How can we improve things fr...

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