Channel 19

Todd Dills

Chasing the tailgaters

| September 26, 2008

One of Columbus Dispatch this trucking industry reaction to all the mostly “>oh-look-at-those-silly-daredevils”-type press coverage of them. Including, perhaps only slightly less goofily covered, recent bits about John and Helen Taylor, a hypermiling couple who attempted this month to run the lower 48 in a Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel (pictured) to beat average fuel-mileage world records. Last we heard, they were averaging a whopping 58 mpg.



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