Before we get stuck into the Views, a couple of quick things from Tachoblog.

Firstly as you’ll have no doubt noticed, View From The Cab wasn’t up on Friday but it is today.  Secondly, don’t worry but Tachoblog is off on a jaunt for the next couple of weeks so there won’t be any new posts from us until Monday 7th June.  To make sure we get back into the swing of things, the first post will be a View From The Cab using all of the Views that the Tachoblog Tribe send in between now and then – you will send some won’t you Tachoblog Tribe…

Anyway, let’s get started with the Views that we have, as always Tachoblog is vey grateful to all that have sent them in this week.

We start in Uganda with Jerry B (and the Uganda Crew).  Jerry B has sent in this Views of ‘old, bonneted Benz’s are seen on the streets of the capital recently’…

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…’In a variety of axle and chassis configurations, and cargo guises’…

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Click below for more from Jerry B and the rest of this week’s Views…

…’The youngest of these must be getting on for 30 years old and for machinery in Africa, that really is a lifetime’…

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…’They built ‘em proper in them there days!’…

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…’And these old girls were progenitors for the spawning of various copies’…

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…’Including these Tata 1210SE water tankers, seen here waiting for custom following the effects of the latest water supply shortages around town.’

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Over in Amercia, TheNose100 sent in this View of ‘Vineyards along hwy 5 near Portland, New York with their fresh spring leaves’…

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…And this View from I-90 EB near Painsville, Ohio

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From New Zealand, Vic H says ‘it was round in a big circle on Wednesday and Thursday this week, Auckland to Gisborne to Napier to Auckland. Not all that far, really, about 1100km but with loading and unloading it takes about 20 hours because of lots of hilly and winding roads’…

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…’On the way to Gisborne the road goes through the Waioeka Gorge, where the road follows the river for about 60 km’…

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…’To Matawai, and there’s this great bit of road between there and Te Karaka’…

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…’Just past Gisborne there is this view of Cape Kidnappers, named by Captain Cook who was that Pommy fellow who is said to have discovered New Zealand in 1769. That is rubbish, of course as it is more likely to have been discovered by a fellow called Kupe about 800 years earlier. Kupe didn’t land anywhere near Cape Kidnappers either, his first landing point was in the Hokianga Harbour near the top of the west coast of the North Island’…

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…’Anyway, that’s enough NZ history so on to a couple of photos on the road near Wairoa’…

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…’Lots of hills and corners as you can see.  ‘Then still another winding hill coming down towards Napier’.

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Amishtrucker provided this of the colourful main entrance to the Laredo Public Library in (unsurprisingly) Laredo, Texas.  He says he ‘shot the pic with my phone through the side window, therefore the images of cars on the building. Hispanic art and construction seen throughout Laredo is usually colorful’…

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He also sent this picture of the ‘side street next to the HEB grocery store in south Laredo. Looking down this street you can see the barrier which is there in front of the river and behind it….Mexico. The river at this point is not all that big and around Laredo it has a lot of brush and trees growing all around it.’  He signs off by saying that are his ‘contribution this week to the wonderful VFTC world. Wishing everyone a great week ahead and lots of good coffee! Life is too short to drink bad coffee!’

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Darkstaff’s been all over the place (again).  His first View is from Arkansas where he’s ‘heading east on I-40 around the 193 mile marker. Going to be a pretty day!’…

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…The he shows us Cincinatti, Ohio as seen from Kentucky on I-71/75 going north…

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…’And here’s a view of downtown Cincinatti’…

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…Lastly he brings us this of the Pennsylvania Welcomes You sign that he sees when ‘crossing the border from Ohio to Pennsylvania on I-90.’

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Heydriver and Goldie have been out and about too,  they start with ‘a fine ride on US 460 E near Lafayette, Virginia’.  Heydriver says ‘why run the Interstates if you don’t have too? Whenever I visit my Mom in Christiansburg, VA, I take US 460 back into Salem, Va for my delivery.  On I-81 there is a steep set of hills to drop down on heading into Salem, Va.  Many wrecks happen in this area. So, when traveling along I-81 I try to pay attention to the overhead warning signs and use US 460 and US 11 to get around these backups. Something I learned when I was working for UPS many years ago. “Know your route!” I always try to have a plan B.  You never know when you’ll need it’…

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…Then we find them ‘heading east on I-80 near Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Chasing the front. On a two day run through the Wilds of Pennsylvania. Descending from the highest elevation on I-80 East of the Mississippi River. Just an interesting view of the clouds and forest’…

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…Lastly from them this week they’re ‘crossing the Susquehanna River at day break. US Rte 30 W. Near Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Crossing the Susquehanna on yet another trip to Norfolk area of Virgina. Instead of a front shot, I took one looking up river out the right side of the cab.’

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Finally for this week’s Views we catch up with TruckerDesiree and Karma the Wonderdog ‘from the Land of Enchantment’…

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…TruckerDesiree says that ‘the Beauty of the Southwest makes my imagination go Wild.’

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That’s all from View From The Cab, don’t forget that if you’d like to join in with View From The Cab, all you have to do is email your Views to vftc@tachoblog.com or send a tweet starting #vftc to @tachoblog


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