It might be April Fools Day but we’re no joking about with this week’s View From The Cab – our weekly look at the world through the windows of the Tachoblog Tribe’s trucks.

In what Tachoblog thinks is a first, we even have a video View for you this week.

But before we get to that, let’s start by joining Amishtrucker who sent this View ‘of US 77 crossing TX 239. Taken from TX 239 coming northbound from Tivoli, Texas  and approaching US 77.

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I am coming north on TX 239 from Tivoli and approaching US 77 south of Victoria, Texas. Right on 77 will take you to Victoria and Houston and left will take you to Refugio, Corpus Christi and on down into the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and finally Mexico.

The grass is greening up for spring but no flowers are seen here. The truck is from the old CFI company, now known as Conway Truckload. Our good friend @Darkstaff drives for this company. This is not him for he drives a really nice ‘new’ truck that recently was ‘seen’ with a nice layer of snow on it! (Couldn’t resist that urge, Darkstaff!)

Now click below for the rest of this week’s Views.

Talking of Darkstaff…

He was ‘sitting in Gardner, Massachusetts loading for a trip to Laredo, Texas [which is, of course, Amishtrucker country].  It’s 15 deg’s today’…


…He also sent this View of ‘beautiful downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Haeding south away from the cold’.

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In New Zealand Vic H wondered if we’d ‘allow a bit of self-indulgence’.  Of course we do Vic, so his first View is a View ‘OF the cab and the rest of the truck I drive, a 2003 International 9400i. This photo was taken when I was stopped at the Shell Truckstop at a small settlement called Matamau which is midway between the towns of Dannevirke and Norsewood. As you can probably guess from the names, these towns were originally settled by immigrants from Denmark and Norway respectively’…

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…’As I approached the Truckstop I saw FROM the cab this AEC Mammoth Major parked in front of an old D-Series Ford’…

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…’and beside them was this Mack Ultraliner, a model which was very popular in New Zealand and is still seen in quite large numbers on the road’…

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…’On the way home this morning on the Desert Road, although the sun was still below the horizon its rays were lighting Mt Ngauruhoe’…

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…’an active volcano which featured in the Lord of the Rings movies where it was called Mt Doom. Its real name, Ngauruhoe, comes from the word Nga meaning peak and Uruhoe which was the name of a slave who was thrown into the crater’.

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It’s Edibledawg that’s sent in a video View.  He says that he ‘had to laugh at this. Driver caught me by surprise riding on a unicycle. In ten years of driving I’ve seen a lot of drivers try to stay in shape while out on the road. This was a first!’

Finally for this week we catch up with LakewoodLoon (did you see his Frosty Fenders guest post on Tachoblog by the way?).  He was in Mentor, Ohio and said, ‘snow. Bad April Fools joke’.

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Does he mean the post we ran earlier on AA Pothole Assist wonders Tachoblog.

Tachoblog’s thanks to the Tachoblog Tribe for sending in their Views.  As we’ve said before, without them this would be a very dull post!

Don’t forget that you’re more than welcome to join the Tachoblog Tribe and with VFTC if you’d like too.  All you have to do is email your Views to or send a tweet starting #vftc to @tachoblog, or post them on Tachoblog’s Facebook Wall.   Please remember include a line or two of text that says, if nothing else, where the picture (or video!) was taken.