Thanks to some comms problems here at Tachoblog Towers – yes it happens to the best of us! – we’re a little behind with getting this week’s View From The Cab live (as you know we’d normally have it posted by now) but here it is.

We start this week’s collection with  Darkstaff who begins by ‘rolling across I-80 in Pennsylvania…

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…Now he’s ‘waiting for an absent receiver, in the fog, in Dracut, Massachusetts’…

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Click below for one more from Darkstaff and the rest of this week’s Views…

…For his last View this week, Darkstaff sent this picture which he titled ‘Moon over my trailer’.

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Next up is Rainerri1967 who sent us this ‘from the highway to Nordrach Black Forest’ in Germany.

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SurfingTrucker’s giving us a chance to join him on his day today.  We start (early!) by picking up his ‘empty trailer at 3am in Avon, Massachusetts’…

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…Now he has a ‘live load in Lawrence, Massachusetts at 4:45am’…

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…Here we’re ‘reloaded and leaving while enjoying the view in Methuen, Massachusetts’…

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…And lastly, ‘after unloading in Worcester, Massachusetts – heading back for more, while dealing with construction on I-495.’

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Amishtrucker is ‘running US 59 and get this shot of this sb truck with a back drop of a train setting there. There is another truck parked on the shoulder behind the SB truck’…

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…Now he’s ‘running shoreline in Corpus Christi. Always a nice drive along the coast’…

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It’s a welcome return from Vic H who’s back from some time off (we have something about that for you all next week) and he ‘went down from Auckland to Napier and back last Tuesday to pick up a tanker load of wine from Esk Valley Estate; I know I have sent photos from this road before but these are different ones; I’m not recycling old ones!

‘In the first photo this is the road through the Kaingaroa Forest. This is a huge plantation forest of about 700,000 acres planted in pinus radiata (Monterey Pine) which grows very quickly and the trees are harvested every 25 – 30 years’…

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…’Here I am going up the road to the winery; new vines were planted this year in the part of the vineyard on the left of the photo’…

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…’Heading back north again, descending the long, steep and winding Titiokura Hill. This downhill requires 10th gear in an 18-speed Roadranger with the Jake brake on, giving  about 25km/h. For you Poms, a Jake brake is what proper trucks have instead of those hydraulic retarder thingies in European trucks! The countryside here is quite rugged and in the winter can sometimes be completely covered in snow’…

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In this final photo from Vic he’s ‘descending the Tarawera Hill approaching one of the hairpin bends. This corner is a bit steeper and sharper than it appears in the photo and uphill trucks have to use the wrong side of the road to get round, remember we drive on the left here.’

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Last but by no means least we catch up with TheNose100 as he’s ‘leaving customer in Anna, Ohio’.

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Tachoblog would like to invite any driver to join in if they’d like to.  All you have to do is email your Views to vftc@tachoblog.com or send a tweet starting #vftc to @tachoblog – please do include a line or wo of text that says, if nothing else, where the picture was taken.

And, of course, Tachoblog is once again grateful to everyone that sent in their Views this week.


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