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Old December 4th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #81
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That's often the problem, I guess. No other possibilities because of difficult terrain. We don't really have this kind of problems over here in pancake land
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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:16 AM   #82
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We have a slight advantage for shipping but not for rail since our railways are already jam-packed with passenger trains.
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Old December 4th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #83
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That's also why they did projects like the Betuwelijn and the two new tracks between Amsterdam and Utrecht. The Betuwelijn is solely for cargo and with the two new tracks between Amsterdam and Utrecht now make it possible to have 4 cargo trains an hour. But it's still not much, indeed
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Old December 4th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #84
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Ukranian border isn't much fun for truckdrivers:
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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #85
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Horrible
A good thing those two-laned roads have shoulders, otherwise it would really have been impossible to pass there. How long does it take these guys to cross? A few days perhaps?

By the way, I assume this is the Polish-Ukrainiann border. Whap happens during the Euro 2012 tournament when many more people will have to pass here?
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Here are a few trucks going past in India
The person who took this video said: "Tussen de steden bestaat het autoverkeer voor 90% uit Trucks."
I don't know what that means.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Anrtpg6ncE
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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #87
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The person who took this video said: "Tussen de steden bestaat het autoverkeer voor 90% uit Trucks."
I don't know what that means.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Anrtpg6ncE
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It's Dutch and it means "90% of traffic between the cities are trucks"
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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #88
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can somebody explain why are those lorries waiting in a row at PL-UA border, while those some are overpassing them?
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Our trucks go OVER THE LAKE during the winter.
Our city was featured in Ice Road Truckers.
The Nothwest Territories of Canada is full of diamonds, and the only shortcut to Yellowknife (where diamonds are shipped / flown) in Winter is to cross through the frozen lakes.

Yes, this runs ON THE LAKE.

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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #90
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can somebody explain why are those lorries waiting in a row at PL-UA border, while those some are overpassing them?
Maybe these trucks are empty and hence have nothing to declare?
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Old December 4th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #91
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@girlicious likeme: Have you seen the tv series "Ice road truckers"? It was on the Dutch tv during the last two months. I watched every episode, it's a good series
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No, apart from my DVD collection, I don't watch much TV. Right now, I'm watching all James Bond movies (I've got the entire collection).

I believe they do some ice trucking in Siberia too. Or on the Volga (which isn't in Siberia).
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You should've seen it, it was very interesting. Though it was a bit overdone to spread it all over 12 episodes, which makes the last ones quite boring, because it's more or less the same. It must be scary to hear the ice cracking while you're driving a heavy truck on the big lakes, especially the first time.
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@girlicious likeme: Have you seen the tv series "Ice road truckers"? It was on the Dutch tv during the last two months. I watched every episode, it's a good series
interesting, in Croatia it was on TV also in last 2 months
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HERE you can see a couple parts of the series.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 07:07 AM   #96
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@girlicious likeme: Have you seen the tv series "Ice road truckers"? It was on the Dutch tv during the last two months. I watched every episode, it's a good series
OF COURSE. I live in the city beside it. lol
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Are you Jay?
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@girlicious likeme: Have you seen the tv series "Ice road truckers"? It was on the Dutch tv during the last two months. I watched every episode, it's a good series
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Road_Truckers

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That's the risk if you wanna drive there.
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I watch that show too. It's amazing how they have this short window of a few months each year when they must ship in supplies from the south to keep Yellowknife going throughout the summer.
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