Following up on my post of a couple of weeks ago about the stream of black soot emanating from a Diesel transport truck on 401 near Mississauga Road, Lady Leadfoot told me about being behind a truck with 'Diesel Doctor' written on it, stopped at a traffic light here in beautiful downtown Milton.
As it pulled away on the green, a similar cloud of black smoke poured out of this truck's exhaust.
"I could barely make out the truck!" she exclaimed.
She says it was gray; I saw another pick-up today with the same logo on it, a white Ram with the Cummins Diesel engine.
Likewise, "smoke pourin' black as coal", to quote Dave Dudley ("Six Days on the Road").
An InterTube search indicates that "Diesel Doctor" is a vehicle repair shop in Milton which advertises itself as being "Diesel Pickup Truck Repair and Performance Specialists".
As regular readers know, I'm a big Diesel fan. I currently own two. No, not pick-ups, but Diesels nonetheless - VW TDI wagons, one Jetta (350,000 km) and one Passat (250,000 km).
Given that I think we should be encouraging people to switch to Diesel to save fuel and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and given that one of the main issues the general public has with Diesels is that they are smoky and smelly, it seems to me that for a firm which claims to be expert on all things Diesel, their own vehicles should set a better example.
Their web site is also full of shots of Diesel pickups emitting huge plumes of black smoke.
I think this is a case of, "Diesel Doctor, Heal Thyself".