As it was the long Easter weekend, we weren’t able to bring you View From The Cab last Friday, but that didn’t stop the Tachoblog Tribe from sending in their Views so here they are.  We meant to post these yesterday, but the wonders of internet connections prevented that!

We begin with the welcome return of Darkstaff who, as always, seems to have got almost everywhere in America.  His first View is of a ‘rainy day in Nashville, Tennessee’…

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…Next we find him ‘toolin’ down I-135 in Wichita, Kansas’…

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

…Darkstaff sent this View from Texas 35 between Aransas Bay and Copario Bay…

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…Finally we find him in Albuquerque, New Mexico on I-40 east bound, on the west side of town.

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In Germany, Rainerri1967 was in Ehingen, ‘home of the Liebherr Crane’…

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…But ’50km later winter is back at the Black Forest’.

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Heydriver and Goldie spent time ‘Heading east across the Delaware River into New Jersey on The Commodore Barry Bridge…

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…They also got to Cleveland, Ohio and saw ‘the Skyline at the Mistake by the Lake’ What is the mistake?  Tachoblog doesn’t know, perhaps someone will enlighten us…

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…’In Hubbard, Ohio, Goldie gets her bonnet cleaned for Easter’…

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…Finally, ‘Goldie spots a quarry and Tonka toys in Avondale, Pennsylvania’

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In New Zealand, Vic H sent ‘a bit of a mixed bag this week as I’ve been around the countryside a bit, but all in the North Island for a change.  Firstly, stuck in a bit of a traffic jam caused by a minor accident north of Taupo I was stopped behind this Ford Prefect with the number plate 2INCHS. I’m not sure if it was because of the wife’s opinion of her husband or if it was owned by a Mr and Mrs Inch!’…

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…’Then on the way down to Napier I saw this old Kenworth still hard at work helping with some road reconstruction’…

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…’Not all our roads here are motorways, in fact very few of them are, so driving around some of the roads through the vineyards at Matakana, north of Auckland, leaves you hoping that no one is coming around the corners towards you’…

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…’Here is a view OF the cab while stopped for a break on this lonely bit of road near Gisborne’.

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TruckerDesiree and Karma the Wonderdog were ‘watching an Egret out the truck window at a truck stop in Texas’.

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In Uganda, Jerry B (and the Uganda Crew) were on a road trip to Kampala, ‘And we all know what went into Noah’s Ark don’t we, two by two………not for me to pass comment! As seen on the road today near Mbarara, south western Uganda. It being Good Friday, the great and the good are all heading out of town back home “to the village”, a very African custom for city dwellers on public holidays. As a result, we must have passed 100 or more of these buses as we headed back from a road trip back into Kampala’…

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…’Just off the tarmac, and some fellow road users who were not keen to share their roadspace. The impressively-horned Ankole cow makes its position clear!’…

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…’And but two minutes later, again seen over the bonnet of the Fortuner, showing how wild and domesticated animals are now mixing the world over as human pressures bring them ever closer together, a young African elephant tucks in to the succulent new growth at the top of this bush on the roadside following the onset of the rains. Had we been in the old Cruiser we might have tried to nip past – in a modern lightweight 4wd with lots of expensive plastic add-ons, better to wait a few minutes until the blockage removed itself!’…

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…’And the last one for today as seen through the windscreen – one of probably a dozen similar sights seen on the 500km journey undertaken today. 15 tonnes of green plantain banana loaded on a 6 tonne truck with 16” tyres, and a driver that wonders why his axle/wheel rim/tyre/spring/chassis (delete as appropriate) has failed. Can think why meself, either………Only In Africa!’

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Back in America, Amishtrucker saw ‘miles of flowers on I35 Laredo – San Antonio in Texas’…

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…And ‘Wildflowers and countryside near Shiner, Texas’…

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…He tells us that this truck was approaching the scales on 77 near Refugio, Texas. ‘They were closed and he could just drive on by,which is what I was doing.’

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TexasTrucker was enjoying a ‘nice day on Fancy Gap at the Virginia & North Carolina border’.

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Finally for this week, TheNose100 said it was ‘time for an oil change in Austinburg, Ohio. The sun is out, and the shorts are on’.  Depending on your point of view, the fact that he didn’t send a View Of The Driver could be a good thing…

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We’ll be back with View From The Cab on Friday as usual.  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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