A Bag of Gold

After my friend Jamie bought his wife her new car he was disappointed to learn she wasn’t as pleased as he’d expected.  After all, he’d spent nearly a year’s salary on a top of the line model, one fully automated that rode as smoothly as if riding on a jet plane at 35,000 feet.  He’d also used some Groupon promo codes to see that her wardrobe was in tune with her new vehicle; even to the point of showing her a selection of new handbags from Kate Spade.  He described her reaction to me while we sat at the bar.

“Man, she was more excited over those damn handbags than she was over a $75,000 car.”  I managed to hold back my smile since I could see he was truly dismayed over spending a year’s salary when less than a weeks’ income would have sufficed.  I told him his wife’s prompt use of the Groupon to buy the bag she finally chose showed how much she appreciated his thoughtfulness.  But that only irked him more.

“Man, can’t you see I could have taken her someplace where we could have enjoyed ourselves together, and bankrolled that money I used for the car?  Why we’d have had enough cash to spend a week in the Caribbean.  And I wouldn’t have ended up having to pay all those bills and expenses on the frigging car.”  He waved his beer stein at the barmaid, who promptly refilled it.

“What’s she do with the car now?” I asked as he took a swig.  “She won’t even touch it, dude,” he muttered as he wiped foam from his mouth.  “Don’t you see it sitting there in the parking lot?”  I looked out the window.  “You mean that’s your wife’s car you’re driving?” I asked, unable to keep the shock from my voice.  He nodded.  “No sense keepin’ a beauty like that sittin’ around in the driveway.  Hey, get my man here another beer!”  I tried to refuse but the glass was filled before I spoke.  I stared at him.  I guess the money he saved using those Groupons could have put new tires on the little car I owned that sat parked beside that gleaming hunk of steel in the evening twilight.  I only wished I had a wife who preferred high-quality handbags over expensive cars, I thought while finishing my beer.…

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The Advantages of Buying a Used Freightliner

The Advantages of Buying a Used FreightlinerMillions of businesses in the world have to rely on the use of Freightliner Trucks; Freightliner Truck is an American trucking manufacturer that produces heavy-duty diesel trucks that can haul up to 33 thousand pounds. There often used to transport large equipment such as dump trucks, tractors, and many other types of industrial-grade farming equipment. These 18-wheelers are a Class-8 vehicle and are specialized to carry oversized loads. In most states, this type of truck requires you to have specialized permits when hauling oversized loads, Freightliner Trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These heavy-duty trucks can end up costing you more than one hundred thousand dollars if you decide to buy new. These trucks are built from the finest of parts, made with the strongest materials, and reinforced to be able to carry tens-of-thousands of pounds long distances. The long-lasting quality craftsmanship that goes into the making of the vehicle and because of the hefty price tag it carries is why many people decide to buy used. If you’re looking to purchase any used freightliner trucks phoenix az has a variety of truck dealerships that could assist you. Here are some of the reasons many commercial truckers and freight companies choose to drive Freightliner trucks.

The Freightliner Truck Company produces a wide range of different types of Class 8 trucks; these trucks typically have a GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of over thirty-thousand pounds, and will typically have at least 3 axles. These massive trucks are commonly referred to as 18-wheelers, because of their 18 wheels; the vehicle is very easy to operate but requires you to have either a Class-B-CDL or a Class-A-CDL license. Some trucks have cabs that are built to fit up to 4 people comfortable and able to handle a wide range of jobs. The truck’s horsepower capability ranges up to 350; this will provide you performance abilities that can’t be matched. These versatile vehicles have ever been used as fire trucks because of their ability to get you where you need to go quickly.

There are few commercial trucks that use alternative fueling options, a vast majority of vehicles rely on diesel fuel; this is because diesel fuel is currently the most cost-efficient fuel that provides the best performance quality. When it comes to hulling heavy duty equipment long distances, cargo size, and unpredictable temperatures can tend to create a lot of problems for electric trucks. Long range commercial electric trucks have to deal with added weight issues because in order to drive longer distances they need more batteries. Some of the great things about diesel fuel are, its weight, able to provide better acceleration, and because of its density, diesel contains more useful energy than gasoline.

Freightliner Trucks are one of the safest commercial trucks on the market, the truck is put through a very rigorous testing process to ensure that it is able to provide the safest and easiest driving experience. These types of trucks are equipped with sophisticated anti-lock braking …

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