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Old January 25th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #141
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At least you can stand here normally, unlike in European trucks.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #142
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Where is the flatscreen tv? I mean, that's an absolute must in an American truck
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #143
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Wood-imitation details inside. How posh.
What's the price for that truck beauty?
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Old January 26th, 2009, 06:06 AM   #144
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If I am not mistaken, 'road trains' deliver various bulk commodities, mainly operating in those parts of middle-of-nowhere Australia where railroads were never built.

Here in the USA, LCVs ('Long Combination Vehicles') can be seen on many major highways. 'Twins' of smaller sized trailers are common nationwide while longer and/or heavier combinations are only legal in certain states and/or on certain roads. For example, small-trailer 'triples' and 'turnpike doubles' (two normal-length trailers) are allowed on the Ohio Turnpike and Indiana Toll Road, but those must be assembled and disassembled in special yards located right at the main interchanges as they are not allowed on any of the other roads in those two states. 'Triples' are allowed in some western USA states, too. Also, Michigan allows normal-length trucks/lorries of nearly double the maximum weight of any other USA state and away from its state lines, rigs that are literally all wheels underneath are fairly common.

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Old January 26th, 2009, 09:20 AM   #145
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Some tidbits of 'road trains' in their native habitat:



Three-trailer road train:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-...05493&t=k&z=18
(Great Northern Highway, about 100 km south of Port Hedland, WA.)

Another three-trailer road train:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-...05493&t=k&z=18
(Great Northern Highway, about 40 km north of Meekatharra, WA)

One up close!
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-...10652402507511

and going away:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-...32832993906252
(Great Northern Highway, Meekatharra, WA)

One with four trailers:
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-...05493&t=k&z=18
(Goldfields Highway about 80 km north of Leonora, WA)

http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=-...42512800180923
(About an hour northwest of Newman, WA on the Great Northern Highway. Interesting that this sign is on the 'wrong' side of the road.)

Enjoy!

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Old January 26th, 2009, 10:38 AM   #146
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In Danmark it is legal to drive with trucks up to 25,25 meters long and 60 tons on motorways and certain selected important roads.





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Havent seen one yet.. and i drive a lot I have seen the price on the signplates at the Storebelts bridge.. Was fun to see. Next time i try to make a pic for u all

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Old January 26th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #147
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Is Jan Krediet now operating in Denmark? I thought their headquarters were in Steenwijk near Zwolle.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #148
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Jan Krediet, who knows him not

Found pic on danish newspapersite.. But i see them sometimes overhere...

edit: U r right Chriss, Jan Krediet, he lives her not

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Old January 26th, 2009, 06:44 PM   #149
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Just out of curiousity: What kind of power plants are fitted to these Australian monsters? Typically 60-ton loads in Europe are pulled by 550-700 hp Mercedes/Scania/Volvo/MAN trucks.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #150
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At least you can stand here normally, unlike in European trucks.
There are actually quite some european trucks where can you can stand normally. But don't forget the most expensive trucks are only driven by one-man companies. Since transport is all about the money, you need to compensate it elsewhere, so you might earn less. Choise is up to you then.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #151
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At least you can stand here normally, unlike in European trucks.
in DAF XF i can stand up without touching the roof with my 190 cm
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Old January 26th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #152
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Pics, please.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 05:17 PM   #153
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in DAF XF i can stand up without touching the roof with my 190 cm
How about Scania R470?
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Old January 27th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #154
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@ DELCROID: Showing numerous pics of Venezuelan trucks is not what this thread is about, I suggest you read the first post.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #155
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OK sorry ... I thought it was about trucks in general .... no problem.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #156
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No, those are more suitable in the general Infrastructure & Mobility.

Highways and Autobahns is not about cars either, more about the actual infrastructure, construction, future and policies, but not about the type of Nissans or so.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 05:37 AM   #157
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Here are a couple pics of "road trains" I found on the internet somewhere (maybe this website?).

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wow! thas its big. Here (in Mexico) we do not have anything like this.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 06:27 PM   #158
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Havent seen one yet.. and i drive a lot
I sometimes see several of them a day... Especially at the harbours (Rotterdam). Mostly versions are only C or D though. I think versions A, B and E must be quite difficult to back onto a dock. You need to have an extreme kind of 'feeling' for that with 2 turning points.

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Old February 3rd, 2009, 06:51 PM   #159
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The European parliament wants to vote for a proposal to kill the European freight sector. It's about the Eurovignette which would cause truck tolls up to 65 cents per kilometer. This is on top of several environmental tolls several countries already have.

What is the purpose of this? There's no alternative than truck freight in Europe on a large scale, this will only cause inflation due to rising prices for every good, and more and more freight transport companies will go bankrupt. Lesson one in "How Europe killed freight transport".
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