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Old 07-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GRU View Post
I don't think they should be advertising the Cd. of a car becuase it's like saying "a Dodge Ram gets 3.2mpg per 1000 lbs" it doesn't matter untill you apply it to a vehicle size, so unless you know the total weight of a Dodge Ram it's pointless.
Actually, it's quite common to use gallons/ton-mile as a unit of fuel consumption in the trucking and freight industry. It allows you to tell how much fuel your using per ton of freight moved. If you were only concerned about how many miles/gallon you used, you could just haul less freight, so that's why they use gallons/ton-mile.
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