Truck people don't like the current generation of hybrid trucks.
Brown - WASHINGTONPOST
- March 28, 2010
Will GM ever get the hybrid truck "right?" --Ed.
Truck season began the first weekend of spring with dozens of commercial haulers and privately owned pickups rolling along Furnace Road and easing to a stop at the weigh-and-pay station of the I-95 Resource Recovery Facility in Lorton.
It's one of those euphemistically named places otherwise known as a dump. But the appellation isn't all puffery. Trash at the gargantuan facility is sorted by category -- construction materials, old electronic equipment, building materials, brush and yard waste. Burnable items are used to help generate electricity. Metals are melted and reformed for other purposes. One person's yard waste becomes another person's mulch.
Most of the trucks doing weekend chores were dumping the detritus of a rough winter -- broken tree limbs, ruined greenery of various sorts and the remains of tree-shattered rooftops.
It is a seasonal ritual, oddly enjoyable for truck lovers, who often use the occasion to exchange views on truck performance and innovation.
There were a number of pickup trucks at our designated brush and yard waste site, including other Chevrolet Silverado models old and new, Ford F-Series (the best-selling vehicles in... [Read More]