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Old December 29th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #441
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Polish trucks in Kazakhstan


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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #442
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Old December 30th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #443
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Trip to Sweden

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Old December 30th, 2010, 08:07 PM   #444
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3000 km from home - that's a real trucking!
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Old December 30th, 2010, 09:03 PM   #445
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That's true. This is real trucking. I watched these videos with kind of jealousy.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #446
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Then buy a truck and get out drivin'
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Old December 30th, 2010, 11:19 PM   #447
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It is not necessary to buy a big truck,
for the begining you can repeat the journey of these guys.
LODZ-MAGADAN 12 000 km
http://maps.google.ru/maps?f=d&sourc...155.742188&z=3


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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:01 AM   #448
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hardcore siberian trucking:
Definitely a candidate for History Channel's show "Ice Road Truckers." They swapped their parkas, for the deadliest roads in Nepal, for the new season.
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3000 km from home - that's a real trucking!
I'm curious to know why the driver was repeating the name of a ranch in Colorado. Interesting to see how much the landscape there, looks like areas where I am.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:10 AM   #449
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3000 km from home - that's a real trucking!
Depends. Northern Scandinavia is also some 3.000 kilometers, and for an American, Canadian or Australian trucker it means halfway through the country. Of course, Kazakhstan is a different caliber than Canada or Australia.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:33 AM   #450
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Depends. Northern Scandinavia is also some 3.000 kilometers, and for an American, Canadian or Australian trucker it means halfway through the country. Of course, Kazakhstan is a different caliber than Canada or Australia.
I was actually referring to the vids of the Polish truckers. There's a lot of similarities between Kazakhstan (I think that's where they were.) and the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada . Right down to the crappy (not including the washboard [corrugations] gravel road.
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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:39 AM   #451
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Aktau is a city of 190,000 inhabitants and this is the only road to the rest of Kazakhstan:


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Old December 31st, 2010, 12:41 AM   #452
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No, they're SOS lots, because Italian shoulders are not wide enough to accomodate trucks, and they're usually not safe for cars too, because Italian motorway usually have guardrails or barriers right next to the small shoulder. But if there's no alternative for those truckers, I can understand they have to use them.

The alternative is to keep on driving and the chances of getting caught for exceeding hours of service is quite big, because of the digital tagographs they have these days. Truckers can be fined up to 4 weeks after the violation 2000 kilometers away.
I've seen exactly the same situation many times in Germany as well.
The point is that countries like Italy depend sooo much to trucking and there is no enough space to fill those means along motorways.

No way! Moreover, a lot of times motorways cannot be widened more than the actual size (usually even building the third lane becomes a nightmare).

Italy is a tiny country, compared to its actual population and its obvious need for transportation required for an industrialized country.
Not to mention that flat lands cover just the 23% of the entire territory (= another big challenge).

The country seriously needs a development in terms of rail transportation (which is a merely political matter).
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Old December 31st, 2010, 02:06 AM   #453
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Hah, but even now Piotr71 is everywhere
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Old December 31st, 2010, 04:17 AM   #454
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Here are some pics of my own from British Columbia, Canada.

A typical tractor trailer:

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A couple dump trucks:

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Sorry I don't have more, as i usually wait for trucks to get out of the way to take a picture, haha!

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Definitely a candidate for History Channel's show "Ice Road Truckers." They swapped their parkas, for the deadliest roads in Nepal, for the new season.
yea... too bad they don't know about us)

but i know video about trucking there :

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Trucking in Missouri:

This is trucking. Not those cattle cabs we call trucks in Europe.
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D5271_CM-24 by MoDOT Photos, on Flickr

The classic American truck.
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Huge exhaust pipes.
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Aerodynamic conventionals
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A tanker yanker with a cab-over design.
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These cabs should be allowed in Europe too! Time to remove the tight total length restrictions.
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Mountain trucking.
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An old-school cab-over. These lost popularity in the 1970's. I wonder if their gas mileage is higher.
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Gearjammers with Volvos seem common.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #458
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Awww... No Western Star trucks Chris?

I've noticed that in the last 3 years or so, that there has been an increase of late model cabovers on the highways of BC. Freightliner ran the Argosy model on North America for a while, but are now only available in Russia, Australia/New Zealand and I THINK, South Africa. Day Cab cabovers come into their own in city driving, due to the short length.
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Old January 10th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #459
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An old-school cab-over. These lost popularity in the 1970's. I wonder if their gas mileage is higher.
Well, considering that they have the aerodynamic profile of a flying brick, I think not. Consider the Jeep Wrangler - generally, a smaller vehicle, from which better MPG would be expected than most 4x4s, but my uncle has one and it gets HORRIBLE gas mileage, I don't know the exact numbers but I'd guess it'd be below 15. And it's also shaped like a flying brick. (It's got a manual transmission and he does like to shift at higher RPMs than is advised, this is also probably a major factor)
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Apparently, cab-overs are more economic than those square-shaped conventionals because the latter have even more drag. The more aerodynamic conventionals seem to be better than cab-overs. Adding side skirts to the trailer can also improve mileage.
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