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BurntOrange
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:51:49 AM

Brad Hines is a building contractor in Los Angeles who spends a good eight hours a day in his 2008 Dodge Ram. He talked to us from his truck — hands-free, of course.

"I do everything in my truck. I drive from job site to job site. I take calls. I try to get on the computer and clean up daily reports. I answer emails on my phone. I use my truck as a mobile office," Hines says.

The idea of the mobile office is far from new — Willy Loman; the Avon Lady; plumbers; electricians. Now, technology is taking the idea of working from the road to a whole new level.

"This is the biggest tool in their toolbox," says Bob Hegbloom, director of the Ram truck brand.

The trucks his company is showing off at the L.A. Auto Show offer not just the traditional functions of a truck — towing, hauling ..
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 8:28:57 AM

Not behind the wheel...people are doing enough of everything else except driving, what else more can they do?
RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:26:25 PM

Like Lincoln Lawyer
CVA19
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:42:08 PM

It use to be that the business items of distracted drivers were a Rolodex and a notebook. Nothing has changed except the level of technology.
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:20:38 PM

Old news for lots of us.
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:42:52 PM

Using a vehicle as a mobile office is one thing, trying to drive at the same time is quite another. So if he pulls over to use his computer, no problem, but I can see people trying to do this while moving. Not good.
oilfreak
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 11:32:18 AM

I dont personally know anyone who's done this before.
SycamoreISU
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:50:35 AM

As long as the mobile office isn't in motion while you're working, then OK.
dbellie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:16:50 AM

one of the original driving distraction
SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 9:06:42 AM

Slowly, the advent of creature comforts in our cars has been a reflection of how much time we actually spend in them.
JDchefF
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:58:27 AM

Don't need more distracted drivers. If you do this pull over and put in into park, PLEASE!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:56:39 AM

"Not Newsworthy"
gbs1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:52:39 AM

I have been doing this for thirty years
AVKZ
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 8:15:54 AM

People need to concentrate on driving.
gfox4810
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:07:20 AM

I do this now.
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:57:26 AM

not for me
335d1
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:22:18 AM

No thanks.
Mark8601
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:45:46 AM

possible but on the side of the road.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 4:16:19 AM

a possible coffin on wheels also
OHMS
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 3:44:56 AM

No Place Radio-we pay for that?!!
Bussman
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:38:07 AM

With no job, that's where most of us will be living. Aha, work from home.
Amplion
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:10:06 AM

Ram/Dodge is the leader when you need to get the job done !!!

Shut Down NPR !!!
bston
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:05:32 AM

I wouldn't want to work confined to a place like that! Not healthy!
UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 2:02:08 AM


Lets hope they wait until cars drive themselves.
mpg611
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:55:13 AM

Certainly less expensive than an office.
iFueler
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:51:10 AM

police have been doing this too for some time
leeac
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 1:35:46 AM

The whole idea of smart phones, tablets, laptop computers, ect is that we are mobile. I need a place to store papers and my printer is still in my buildings's office but I am mobile otherwise.
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