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Old 09-17-2012, 04:46 PM   #103 (permalink)
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While I think doing things a certain way just because its how it was always done explains alot (like why all truck cabs don't look like the airflow bullet truck, for example), there is actually a legitimate reason for the shape of the trailer:
The actual metal box, the "container" is not permanently attached to the frame and wheels. It can be detached with a crane. And then loaded onto ships, trains, hauled around the world, and then put onto a different truck in another country.

So they all need to be standardized worldwide, and they need to be able to fit tightly side-by-side so that 1000 of them can be packed onto a single cargo ship, which has a holding bay with racks and rails designed to fit standard sized trailers.

Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
A few months ago I returned home just as my neighbor pulled into his driveway. It was cold (around freezing) with some rain and sleet, and he yells to me: You rode your bike? In this weather?!?

So the other day we both returned home at the same time again, only now the weather is warm, sunny, with no wind. And I yell to him: You took the car? In this weather?!?
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