Hobokenpix: Environmental Oxymoron

4/3/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

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Hoboken Photo (AND VIDEO) of the Day – 4/3/2009

Did my usual 7 mile walk around town with the Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar yesterday – and stumbled across this gem of a piece!

By the Strip Mall at 400 Newark Street – Lo Behold, there was a “Hoboken Environmental Services” truck that had just pulled into the lot (#152).

The driver got out of the truck and went into the Dunkin’ Donuts and just left the fuel-chugging rig running! Holy crap! It was only 62 degrees out! Imagine what this is like in the dead of summer?

I didn’t think the snapshot above would do any justice – so you don’t think I’m making this crap up, here’s a video clip of truck number #152 in action on April 2nd, 2009 – at around 1:46pm:

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26 Comments on "Hobokenpix: Environmental Oxymoron"

elainetyger
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elainetyger

I agree with Little Boots… the diesel burns very little when idling and more to start. The guideline for a regular car is to let it idle rather than restart within one minute for lowest fuel waste. I don’t know what it is with diesel.

Re the high idle: whether or not you take the key with you when you get out, if you leave the ambulance turned on, in park, and don’t put the high idle on, you are likely to need to call someone to jump it. Especially if you are using the flashing lights while stopped, and especially in winter.

I don’t agree with sitting in one place for 15 minutes or a half hour with the vehicle on unless it is absolutely necessary due to cold weather and no available place to plug in to charge the battery. Still, if the guy were parked at any other food store in Hoboken, there would be complaints about city employees illegally parked.

kal-el
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kal-el
[quote comment=”147211″][quote comment=”147135″][quote comment=”146831″]Every weekday morning starting at around 6:30 am on Washington just south of 7th (in front of the post office or just across the street) there is a white Jeep Liberty with plate MG69901 (or something close) which sits there and idles for at least 20-30 minutes every morning. I judge this by the various times I walk by, and assuming their schedule is not exactly the same as mine every day. Sometimes the driver will get out and he and his buddies will use the mailbox as their personal coffee table (interfering with operations of postal service, if you really want whining) I don’t know who these guys are, but it’s obvious they’re not paying for fuel, (taxpayers are) and I can’t imagine how much they’re wasting every single day. Take this, multiply by the number of city vehicles, and voila! $400,000 in fuel burned a year.[/quote] hobo this person in question is always over there because he helps people out ..kinda like a counsler , now im not saying he’s right for having the truck on. but im saying your wrong for throwing it out on here..if you had any kind of balls you’ll go over and ask the person what he’s doing with the truck on ..i’ve done it before to city workers and most of the time they are glad to shut it off with out a problem..this guy helps more people in a 15 minute span then you’ll help the rest of… Read more »
homeworld
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[quote comment=”147135″][quote comment=”146831″]Every weekday morning starting at around 6:30 am on Washington just south of 7th (in front of the post office or just across the street) there is a white Jeep Liberty with plate MG69901 (or something close) which sits there and idles for at least 20-30 minutes every morning. I judge this by the various times I walk by, and assuming their schedule is not exactly the same as mine every day. Sometimes the driver will get out and he and his buddies will use the mailbox as their personal coffee table (interfering with operations of postal service, if you really want whining) I don’t know who these guys are, but it’s obvious they’re not paying for fuel, (taxpayers are) and I can’t imagine how much they’re wasting every single day. Take this, multiply by the number of city vehicles, and voila! $400,000 in fuel burned a year.[/quote] hobo this person in question is always over there because he helps people out ..kinda like a counsler , now im not saying he’s right for having the truck on. but im saying your wrong for throwing it out on here..if you had any kind of balls you’ll go over and ask the person what he’s doing with the truck on ..i’ve done it before to city workers and most of the time they are glad to shut it off with out a problem..this guy helps more people in a 15 minute span then you’ll help the rest of your… Read more »
kal-el
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kal-el

[quote comment=”146831″]Every weekday morning starting at around 6:30 am on Washington just south of 7th (in front of the post office or just across the street) there is a white Jeep Liberty with plate MG69901 (or something close) which sits there and idles for at least 20-30 minutes every morning. I judge this by the various times I walk by, and assuming their schedule is not exactly the same as mine every day. Sometimes the driver will get out and he and his buddies will use the mailbox as their personal coffee table (interfering with operations of postal service, if you really want whining)

I don’t know who these guys are, but it’s obvious they’re not paying for fuel, (taxpayers are) and I can’t imagine how much they’re wasting every single day. Take this, multiply by the number of city vehicles, and voila! $400,000 in fuel burned a year.[/quote]
hobo this person in question is always over there because he helps people out ..kinda like a counsler , now im not saying he’s right for having the truck on. but im saying your wrong for throwing it out on here..if you had any kind of balls you’ll go over and ask the person what he’s doing with the truck on ..i’ve done it before to city workers and most of the time they are glad to shut it off with out a problem..this guy helps more people in a 15 minute span then you’ll help the rest of your life.

homeworld
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Why does Hoboken Environmental Services hate America so much?

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