One week into May already, so hopefully this means none of the Tachoblog Tribe have seen any snow this week – unlike Darkstaff last week – (and no ‘saving the post disasters’ for Tachoblog!) but the only way we’ll find out is by having a look at the Views they’ve sent in.

We start this week in America with Amishtrucker who’s asked that Tachoblog tells ‘everyone that I really enjoy their views every week and to keep them coming. There is enough bad news in the world every day, let’s celebrate by looking at the interesting and good every chance we get!’.  Tachoblog should add our thanks to the Tachoblog Tribe for sending in their Views, it’s thanks to you that View From The Cab is as good as it is!

Amishtrucker’s first View is ‘northbound on US288 looking at the Houston skyline. This is just past the Loop 610 interchange’…

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…Now her takes us to ‘US 59 near downtown where 59 is sunk down (to eliminate noise in the neighborhoods, I would imagine). Those arch overpasses are unique to this highway, at least in Houston. Haven’t seen a lot of car haulers since the recession but here is one. But it doesn’t look like he has a full load’…

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

Amishtrucker’s final View is from near Houston, heading north on US288, he says ‘I saw this guy pulling this little, well it looks like a cook shack with the pit on the porch there. He probably goes to cookouts which are very popular in Texas, especially this time of the year. If I had one I could pull it out in the woods near the creek somewhere and just cookout and live there for a while!’

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Now we head to Wisconsin to join TruckerDesiree and Karma the wonderdog who sent in this View.

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To New Zealand now where Vic H was ‘in the South Island again’…

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…’Here are a few photos taken along the Kaikoura coast’…

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…’Where State Highway 1′…

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…’Together with the railway line, runs very close to the coastline.  On windy days spray blows continuously across the road so vehicles get covered with salt and it is difficult to keep the windscreen clean enough to see through so big containers of washer liquid are required!’…

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…’Kaikoura means means crayfish meal (kai = food; koura = crayfish) and stalls selling cooked crayfish are common along this coast. In NZ, what we call crayfish, or koura, are also known as NZ rock lobster and they are nothing like the small freshwater crustaceans known as crayfish in many other countries; there is a good meal of absolutely delicious meat in one crayfish.’

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We catch up with TheNose100 ‘stopped at the WB rest area on I-90 in Ohio’ he adds that this is an energy efficient designed building…

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…Now we find him at Maple Heights in Ohio where he’s on a nice day out and ‘backed in. In spite of the problem dumpster’…

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…This is a ‘view from the top’.  TheNose100 says it ‘looks funky to back into, but not that hard’…

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…All loaded and he (well his trailer of course) is ‘full. Looking for the bottom of the tank’…

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…And ‘these are some test / samples of the juice they make here’.  TheNose100 signs off by saying ‘ya’ll have a good week!’.

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In Germany, Rainerri1967 wasn’t driving today as there was work being done on his truck so he had to ‘stay in the garage at Kehl.’

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Did Darkstaff find any snow this week, well there’s none in his first view of early morning Montana.  He says that he’d ‘already been driving 4 hours when I took this pic’…

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…Here’s a view OF the cab as he takes ‘a break, again in Montana, watching the clouds, a very relaxing way to pass the time’…

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…Finally, and from the North Dakota Badlands, he says that they ‘might be hard to see, but the two brown lumps by the horizon are wild bison.’

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In England LorryDay saw Cadbury World  which is ‘in a Birmingham district called Bourneville.’

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Heydriver and Goldie were having a ‘fantastic day’ when they took this first View, ‘Bright sun and a great view of lower Manhattan. Riding along on the BQE (Brooklyn-Queens Expressway).  The height markings on the BQE are a bit misleading.  Posted as 12′ 4″, the warning signs may cause a newbie driver to freak out.  But, New York measures height from the curb and not the road deck.  And, also the measurement is from the lowest point above the curbing.  So, never fear my fellow travelers.  In the State of NY you can hammer right under that 12′ 8″ over pass with nary a thought. Ahem!  Unless the warning sign says “ACTUAL”  Then slam the binders and wait for the 4 wheelers to start honking their horns’…

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Their second View is of ‘the east tower of the Verazzano Narrows Bridge between Staten Island and Brooklyn on  I-278 W heading back towards Staten Island.’  Heydriver says that you’re ‘not supposed to take pics on the bridge.  But, sometimes I’s can’t help it.’

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Lastly for this week we catch up with SurfingTrucker who was ‘In Waltham, Massachusetts heading home for weekend when I spotted DOT hard at work.’

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And, all too quickly, that’s all from View From The Cab, don’t forget that if you’d like to join in all you have to do is email your Views to vftc@tachoblog.com, or (for those of you that Twitter) send a tweet starting #vftc to @tachoblog


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