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Old April 10th, 2011, 06:42 PM   #541
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Old April 13th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #542
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Amazon, Brazil. Road: BR-163, between Guarantã and Santarém.



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Old April 13th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #543
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Old April 13th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #544
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so much traffic yet no effort to upgrade the road
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Old April 14th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #545
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so much traffic yet no effort to upgrade the road
Actually they are paving that road. There was almost 1,300 km to pave.

Nowadays, there are still 1,011 km missing.
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Old April 30th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #546
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Nice 25 meter truck in Denmark.

It's curious how this truck has German license plates as 25 m trucks are not allowed to drive in Germany!

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Old May 1st, 2011, 12:49 AM   #547
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For a normal european truck, a tank of that size seems unlikely. I've got a 800 liter tank on my truck, and it takes the full space between the front and the rear axle on the left. Technicly, I think 2 X 600 liters is about the max.
It all depends on the make/model of truck. Most trucks have two, or more (saddle) tanks, so 800 liters is easily achievable.

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Nice 25 meter truck in Denmark.
It's curious how this truck has German license plates as 25 m trucks are not allowed to drive in Germany!

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Over length permit perhaps? Or more likely, careful planning. The driver probably split the load in Germany, bringing each trailer into The Netherlands, then hooked it all together as one load.
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 08:44 AM   #548
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Lack of truck parking in Germany;

green = no lack
yellow = 1 lacking parking lot per km autobahn
orange = 3 lacking parking lots per km autobahn
red = more than 5 lacking parking lots per km autobahn

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Old May 2nd, 2011, 02:31 PM   #549
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^ What is "lacking"? Is it based on traffic stats?
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM   #550
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If there is no sufficient space, trucks will park outside the designated areas; for instance along driveways of the parking area, on the on- and off-ramps or along the shoulder. By the way, this includes off-motorway rest areas (Autohof).
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Old May 8th, 2011, 01:37 PM   #552
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Single axle semitrailer in Thusis, Graubünden-Grigioni-Grischun, Switzerland. Other semitrailers of the same company (a great supermarkets and shopping malls chain) have two steering axles and side doors.

50% of their goods between major distribution centres are transported by rail: http://m10.migros.ch/en/unsere-veran...n/transport-en

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 10:57 PM   #553
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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #554
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Another single axle semitrailer...


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Are they rare in Switzerland? This type is frequently used in the Netherlands for city distribution of supermarkets.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #556
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I don't see them frequently, nor in Lugano (TI) nor in other cities. I see one maybe one or two times a month. Most common distribution vehicles are two axle trucks, and (less frequently) semitrailers with two axles, with some space between them and at least one steering axle. Very few times I have also seen small van like Mercedes Sprinter with a single axle semitrailer.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 01:38 PM   #557
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Transport of a truck to the construction sites of the Linthal hydropower complex in Switzerland.



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Old May 27th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #558
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In Melbourne Australia......many people don't like trucks this long in the city although they are limited to using Ring Roads and freeways. Much longer ones use Central Australian Highways.


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Another single axle semitrailer...
Didn't know that they are that rare over there, though there are straight trucks that do the job quite nicely. In Canada, these single axle "hotshot" trailers are quite common, either as singles, or doubles. Canadian Freightways anf Gordon Food Services are two companies that make extensive use of these types of trailer.

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In Melbourne Australia......many people don't like trucks this long in the city although they are limited to using Ring Roads and freeways. Much longer ones use Central Australian Highways.
These used to be legal in the Canadian Province of BC and illegal in AB (Alberta) Now it's the other way round.

I can see the point people make about vehicles that long in built up areas. You have to know EXACTLY where every single wheel is when driving through town. Especially when turning or navigating a roundabout.

The Road Trains in central Australia are what, up to five 53' (foot long) units (trailers)?
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