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New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« on: December 09, 2013, 01:32:05 PM »
Seen on I-64 westbound towards STL. Missed a few late last week in Denver. 

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New skirts on Conway Freight pups
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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2013, 12:22:23 PM »
I've been seeing these pop up more on their trailers. They don't nearly have as many as ODFL and Saia though.

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2013, 06:21:48 PM »
Cool catches roog! I saw my first one about a week ago. I attempted a picture, but I failed. :-\

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2015, 07:27:37 PM »
I have heard that the trucking companies are using them for advertising space to advertise products they are offering or selling or whatever due to the fact they are at eye level of passing vehicles.

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2015, 07:35:56 PM »
I have heard that the trucking companies are using them for advertising space to advertise products they are offering or selling or whatever due to the fact they are at eye level of passing vehicles.

Gonna run beside a truck while passing, & get deliberately distracted by "advertising"? Wonder how many ambulance-chasers are salivating over that one!

Not saying you might not see that. Am saying, you sure won't see that very long.

And then, gotta wonder how soon the rattle-can "tagging" guys get active down there, where trailers are dropped at warehouses closed for the night.
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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 07:46:48 PM »
I have heard that the trucking companies are using them for advertising space to advertise products they are offering or selling or whatever due to the fact they are at eye level of passing vehicles.

Gonna run beside a truck while passing, & get deliberately distracted by "advertising"? Wonder how many ambulance-chasers are salivating over that one!

Not saying you might not see that. Am saying, you sure won't see that very long.

And then, gotta wonder how soon the rattle-can "tagging" guys get active down there, where trailers are dropped at warehouses closed for the night.

Not much longer I'm sure. But the problem with those skirts are, the location will require some work to spray paint elaborate designs on. The size is not good enough for them. Plus, more graffiti vandals don't want to get dirty spray painting, which is why street signs, buildings, and railroad cars are common targets for it as they are on a standing level whereas skirting requires crouching or laying down.

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 08:08:48 PM »
Thanks for the Graffiti-Vandal-Artist tips. Ain't the same thing as Gang-Tagging. That's a territorial-thing, depends only on where the trailer is left isolated.
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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2015, 07:42:31 AM »
I've pulled up next to a couple of these skirted freight trailers. So far, Old Dominion, Estes, and Con-Way do have advertisements/words on the skirts. OD and Estes are advertising their household move services.

Con-Way's say something along the lines of "These skirts reduce CO2 pollution by 80 million pounds" or something. I wonder how situational that data is?

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2015, 10:37:09 AM »
I've pulled up next to a couple of these skirted freight trailers. So far, Old Dominion, Estes, and Con-Way do have advertisements/words on the skirts. OD and Estes are advertising their household move services.

Con-Way's say something along the lines of "These skirts reduce CO2 pollution by 80 million pounds" or something. I wonder how situational that data is?

So, in order to view that message about being ultra-green, you gotta pass that truck. But, if you'd been green yourself (& more likely to heed such a message), you wouldn't have even been passing that truck, to view that message.

You'd have left home 5 minutes earlier instead of just-in-time-if-you-drive-fast, & made much better MPG.

Love it when a theory, even when questionable about good or bad, becomes an agenda.
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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2015, 07:03:33 PM »
I've pulled up next to a couple of these skirted freight trailers. So far, Old Dominion, Estes, and Con-Way do have advertisements/words on the skirts. OD and Estes are advertising their household move services.

Con-Way's say something along the lines of "These skirts reduce CO2 pollution by 80 million pounds" or something. I wonder how situational that data is?

So, in order to view that message about being ultra-green, you gotta pass that truck. But, if you'd been green yourself (& more likely to heed such a message), you wouldn't have even been passing that truck, to view that message.

You'd have left home 5 minutes earlier instead of just-in-time-if-you-drive-fast, & made much better MPG.

Love it when a theory, even when questionable about good or bad, becomes an agenda.

If more people would love home earlier by at least 5-10 minutes to keep an appointment instead of the just-in-time if I drive fast attitude, accidents would be reduced possibly by 50% or more as most of the accidents are occurring due to speeding, erratic driving due to distractions of trying to multi-task, etc. The areas that accidents would reduce in are railroad crossing accidents, school bus accidents, or accidents due to passing another vehicle.

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2015, 07:22:26 PM »
I've pulled up next to a couple of these skirted freight trailers. So far, Old Dominion, Estes, and Con-Way do have advertisements/words on the skirts. OD and Estes are advertising their household move services.

Con-Way's say something along the lines of "These skirts reduce CO2 pollution by 80 million pounds" or something. I wonder how situational that data is?

So, in order to view that message about being ultra-green, you gotta pass that truck. But, if you'd been green yourself (& more likely to heed such a message), you wouldn't have even been passing that truck, to view that message.

You'd have left home 5 minutes earlier instead of just-in-time-if-you-drive-fast, & made much better MPG.

Love it when a theory, even when questionable about good or bad, becomes an agenda.

If more people would love home earlier by at least 5-10 minutes to keep an appointment instead of the just-in-time if I drive fast attitude, accidents would be reduced possibly by 50% or more as most of the accidents are occurring due to speeding, erratic driving due to distractions of trying to multi-task, etc. The areas that accidents would reduce in are railroad crossing accidents, school bus accidents, or accidents due to passing another vehicle.

Bingo! Thanks for making my point!

"Due to passing another vehicle"- so, only a matter of time, 'til an ambulance chaser files suit for distracting a driver while passing.

Don't think so? Remember, already years ago, part of the alibi for the Mendes brothers (who murdered their parents) offered by their defense was, they should be shown mercy, since they were now orphans.
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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2015, 07:59:00 AM »
So, in order to view that message about being ultra-green, you gotta pass that truck.

Or sit next to it in stand-still or slow moving traffic. I assume more people would be wont to read stuff on trailer skirts in a situation like that than while passing at high speed. (That said, I agree with you on passing and speeding etc.)

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2015, 08:05:03 AM »
Really now i just can't see myself flooring the gas pedal to see what Con-Way or OD has to tell me. ::) It's bad enough i have to read or look at crap when i'm stuck next to it in traffic. >:(

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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2015, 09:59:51 AM »
Only ones I've seen that worked, are those in certain heavily traveled routes, found to make thousands of positive visual impressions daily (like the I-15 corridor in the west). And, they are large enough, usually the entire side of the trailer, to be easily seen & quickly read from across the median.

Several Las Vegas Casino-Hotels did that, & for Vernon Truck Wash, the guy displaying that got a free truck wash. In fact, Bill never wanted a truck displaying that dirty, anyplace, to he'd refund the east-end wash-job, when that was necessary.
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Re: New skirts on Conway Freight pups
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