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Is it Just Me or are Trucks Getting Faster?

Posted by middlerage on February 20, 2014

It used to be with a groan that I’d find myself behind an eighteen wheeler or Mack dump truck at a stop light. But anymore, they accelerate as fast as a car, and if I switch lanes to avoid them I soon regret it as I put medal to the metal and barely slide in front.

One thought is newer, better transmissions and/or more efficient and ‘torquy’ engines (not that diesels haven’t always been torquie).

The other thought is I am becoming one of ‘those’ drivers…  old and pokey. And now even trucks seem fast to me. Color me chagrined, and hopefully wrong. I’m stickin’ with theory number one.


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