snoqueen wrote:Let's just say someone needs to read up on the depreciation schedule for certain classes of capital expenditures and then make an educated guess as to why the tax code was written the way it was, and how it shapes corporate decision-making.
That's interesting. So why do I see all these 24 ton trucks on the roads in WI? Why doesn't frito lay used delivery vans from their manufacturing plants instead of semi trailers?
1 truck = 1 employee, 1 insurance payment, one maintance schedules/costs, etc.
50 trucks = 50 employees (with their individual costs), 50 different truck payments, 50 different 'depreciation schedules', 50 insurance payments, 50 separate maintenance costs/times, etc. Oh, and either 50 different docks with 50 differerent employees with 50 different forklifts to load those 50 different trucks, etc.
Now add all those 50 different costs into the cost of your product, then stick in your margin and bring that to your customer. ===>> factory shutdown, unemployment, etc.
Wanna know something kewl corporate girlie? The electricity you use is probably generated by coal. Coal power plants get in their product (coal) by the railcar. The car comes into a building and it's clamped down, then turned upside down and dumped out, literally. That's 75 tons min dumped out at a time.
Why don't they use the bottom dump? Because it takes too long.
These aren't government or government/union workers here. Depending upon the setup, it can take a while to unload one bottom dump rail car, I'd say 2 hours, which is four times the size of an over the road semi trailer, and of course that means, what, 40 times your little gomer delivery trucks.
So under your "I wish" scenario, instead of taking an optimistic 2 hours to unload a load, it takes 80 hours. I think that's a full week plus of man hours.....or in leftist terms, man/woman/bisexual/gay/lesbian/transgendered/pre-op/curious/hours.
Y'all are stuck viewing the world from your own isolated little world. Big world out there babycakes.