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Old April 13th, 2009, 01:38 AM   #181
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Bad plan in my opinion. A truck-only corridor is way more expensive than a regular widening, you need a whole extra set of overpasses, bridges, tunnels, ramps, etc. I believe the idea also showed up in Missouri along the I-70 corridor.
They should just put those rigs on railcars.

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Old April 13th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #182
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That only works for certain types of goods and distances. In todays world, we work with just-in-time-deliveries. That doesn't work with the inflexibility of rail freight.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #183
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CANADA

The Ice Roads, Northwest Territories
Remotely situated hundreds of kilometres north of the Northwest Territories’ capital of Yellowknife, supplying the infrastructure requirements for the diamond mines is a difficult task. Each winter, a small window of opportunity between February and March exists where the 600 kilometre Winter Road is constructed over frozen lakes and land to allow supplies from the south to reach the diamond mines. Outside of this opportunity, everything from workers to food reaches the mines via aircraft. The proposed Bathurst Inlet Port and Road Project intends to connect the Winter Road to an Arctic port, allowing for year-round supply access. Some make it through with few incidents, others are not so lucky!


http://www.nunalogistics.com/images/...02_550x366.jpg


http://www.automotiveblogger.net/wp-...ce-truck-1.jpg

Old Labatt Breweries Truck

http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/...ts_resized.jpg

Mining and heavy industrial trucking scenes
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/...1a5384.jpg?v=0

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/...10b479.jpg?v=0

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Typical trucking scenes

http://www.beaverbrokerage.com/beave...4XSmall_01.jpg

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http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/746...0f19f7.jpg?v=0

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Canada-USA border nightmare post 9-11: $1.5 billion in trade/day


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Old April 15th, 2009, 01:30 PM   #184
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Iowa 80 is the world's largest truck stop, located along Interstate 80 off exit 284 in Walcott, Iowa. Set on a 220-acre (89 ha) plot of land (four times larger than an average truckstop and 2.5 times larger than Disneyland) -- 75 acres (30 ha) of which are currently developed -- the site receives 5,000 visitors daily, and features a 67,000 sq ft (6,200 m2) main building, parking for 800 trucks, and 15 fuel pumps. Four-hundred and fifty employees staff the megaplex.
That's big
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Old April 18th, 2009, 02:42 PM   #185
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I would love to see those monsters for real someday. You just have to feel so small standing next to it.

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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:50 PM   #186
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This is trucking as it was meant to be
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Old April 20th, 2009, 05:52 PM   #187
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Great video. Montana is one of the most beautiful states in the US. I visited Glacier NP a couple of years ago. Gorgeous
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Old April 20th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #188
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Wow, that's got to be be the coolest trucking video I've seen, stunning landscapes, great music and all in HQ
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Old May 10th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #189
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Swiss truck tolls

Trucks do not pay for a vignette, like automobiles, but pay a distance based tariff, called the "Schwerverkehrsabgabe". It works electronically with GPS and an On-Board Unit (OBU). It's similar to the German truck tolls, only the Swiss truck tolls are included on every road, not just the motorways.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerv...gabe_(Schweiz)

Since not everybody can read German, I try to make a short briefing about the Swiss truck tolls here in English.

The tolls are based on;

1) Distance travelled in Switzerland
2) Weight of the vehicle
3) Emission of pollutants

The tolls were introduced at € 0,01 per km and per tonne for the medium emission class in 2001. The weight limit was also increased to 34 tonnes at that time. In 2005, the tolls were increased to € 0,016 (+60%) and the weight limit was also increased to 40 tonnes, allowing heavier trucks.

After the Lötschbergtunnel opened (rail), the toll increased to € 0,017 to encourage trucks to use the rail tunnel.

That way, the most common transitroute from Basel to Chiasso costs € 170 - € 210, depending on the emission category.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 10:55 PM   #190
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I luv to see more pics of different trucks on roads from differnt countries..;-)..particularly holand is really transit country..

when i drive from Bratislava to Prague there is usually one lane only for trucks reserved ..
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Mostly trucks are from Hungary, Poland ( usually can see them from Brno to Prague), plenty Slovakian trucks plates, big increase of Bulgarian and Romanian trucks recently..Romanian trucks Ill say increased tenfold

Fair share of Baltic trucks along with few Slovenien, Croatian, German . Serbian (only handfull per one trip to Prague start to see them only few years ago) and off course from Turkey and Russian trucks

really few Ukraian trucks ....

off course you can see Holland trucks here and even French trucks. However Spanish and Italian trucks are really rarity to see them here but occasionally can meet them on road here.. But I have to say that biggest rarity to see was truck from Sweden here...

Ill say overall from entry to Eu intensity of trucks on Bratislava-Prague highway incerased 2 to 3 fold

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Old May 12th, 2009, 08:06 PM   #191
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I calculated the truck tolls on trans-Alpine corridors. By truck I mean a HGV of the regular 40 tonne weight and/or maximum number of axles and medium emission class.

All amounts are one way.

France - Italy
Marseille - Genova € 97,20
Lyon - Torino € 368,40
Genève - Torino € 300,60

Switzerland - Italy
Basel - Torino € 220,40
Basel - Milano € 201,20

Germany/Austria - Italy
München - Verona € 199,80

Austria - Slovenia
Salzburg - Ljubljana € 117,14 (excl. Slovenia)
Linz - Maribor € 123,42 (excl. Slovenia)
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Old May 13th, 2009, 08:42 PM   #192
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I calculated the truck tolls on trans-Alpine corridors. By truck I mean a HGV of the regular 40 tonne weight and/or maximum number of axles and medium emission class.

All amounts are one way.

France - Italy
Marseille - Genova € 97,20
Lyon - Torino € 368,40
Genève - Torino € 300,60

Switzerland - Italy
Basel - Torino € 220,40
Basel - Milano € 201,20

Germany/Austria - Italy
München - Verona € 199,80

Austria - Slovenia
Salzburg - Ljubljana € 117,14 (excl. Slovenia)
Linz - Maribor € 123,42 (excl. Slovenia)
And some people in Europe wonder why so many things there are so expensive.....



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Old May 14th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #193
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That only works for certain types of goods and distances. In todays world, we work with just-in-time-deliveries. That doesn't work with the inflexibility of rail freight.
It makes much more sense to spend money removing freight rail bottlenecks than it does to spend billions on truck only lanes. It's cheaper too.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:03 PM   #194
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CANADA

The Ice Roads, Northwest Territories
Remotely situated hundreds of kilometres north of the Northwest Territories’ capital of Yellowknife, supplying the infrastructure requirements for the diamond mines is a difficult task. Each winter, a small window of opportunity between February and March exists where the 600 kilometre Winter Road is constructed over frozen lakes and land to allow supplies from the south to reach the diamond mines. Outside of this opportunity, everything from workers to food reaches the mines via aircraft. The proposed Bathurst Inlet Port and Road Project intends to connect the Winter Road to an Arctic port, allowing for year-round supply access. Some make it through with few incidents, others are not so lucky!


http://www.nunalogistics.com/images/...02_550x366.jpg


http://www.automotiveblogger.net/wp-...ce-truck-1.jpg

Old Labatt Breweries Truck

http://blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/...ts_resized.jpg

Mining and heavy industrial trucking scenes
image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3590/...1a5384.jpg?v=0

image hosted on flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/...10b479.jpg?v=0

image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3406/...66446a.jpg?v=0

image hosted on flickr

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/107/3...4275be.jpg?v=0

image hosted on flickr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/...9e31e2.jpg?v=0

Typical trucking scenes

http://www.beaverbrokerage.com/beave...4XSmall_01.jpg

image hosted on flickr

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/746...0f19f7.jpg?v=0

image hosted on flickr

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/87/26...1295d9.jpg?v=0

Canada-USA border nightmare post 9-11: $1.5 billion in trade/day


http://www.eastasiaforum.org/wp-cont...ks-300x222.jpg


http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/07july/images/jon4.jpg

http://media.canada.com/ff204c0a-f37...mbDRIC%201.jpg

http://media.canada.com/8945f135-bc0.../truckbpor.jpg
Waht do they mean by winter road is "constructed"? Don't they just driver over the ice?
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #195
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A question for the Europeans:

I work at the advertising agency for Shell Pakistan. One of our plans had Shell driving across Pakistan in trucks and educating the truckers. One problem we faced was that Shell has rules for not driving in the night. My question is, is driving in the night considered unsafe in Europe? (Shell's rules are made there). I just can't understand why anyone would think it's dangerous to drive in the night.
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Most European roads are very safe at night. Interchanges often have lighting, roads have reflectors, reflective road markings and reflective signs, and animals can not access a road very easy, so the danger is reduced to robberies on remote rest areas and drivers fatigue.
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Don't want to be rude, but we are talking about Pakistan here, right? I would think it is unsafe to drive during the day, let alone night over there.
That rule must not be in operation in Europe, and if it was, it is probably something to do with noise polution.
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This thursday is the "Fronleichnam" holiday in much of Germany. That means "LKW-stau" at the borders! I plan to go watch thursday evening, when hundreds of truck have lined up at the shoulder.
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Old June 9th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #199
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when i drive from Bratislava to Prague there is usually one lane only for trucks reserved...
terrible route...

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apocaliptic photo...

like in a disaster film: like a vulcanic eruption or burning oil wells...
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Waht do they mean by winter road is "constructed"? Don't they just driver over the ice?
Yes, but a great deal of work is done to ensure the route is safe. Certain sections are flooded and frozen repeatedly to thicken the ice, other areas are cleared of excess snow so ice freezes thicker quicker. I imagine that other measures are taken depending on the terrain being crossed. Bogs, lakes, bridges, etc. might all be prepared slightly differently. I'm not sure if markers are used along the route, but I imagine a fair degree of grooming takes place, especially after storms.
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