View From The Cab Logo21 427x62And now the last View From The Cab for November.  Where has this year gone?

Come with Tachoblog and see the world through the windscreens of the Tachoblog Tribe.

This week we can even recommend you some wine too!  Best get started then.

We begin by joining TJ who has swopped Germany for her native America and is now in Minnesota.  She says that ‘this weekend we got dumped on with snow, but before that we experienced some AMAZINGLY warm weather for Minnesota.

‘Thought you might like the view from my cab – these geese were holding up traffic something serious.

‘It’s really something to see if you’re lucky enough to be right there when an entire flock takes off or lands’.

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Now click below for the rest of this week’s View From The Cab…

View From The Cab Logo21 427x62RandyNose sent ‘just a note while on the road. Pic from the Buffalo, New York Tank Washout’.

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View From The Cab Logo21 427x62Meanwhile AZVern was Eastbound in Arizona on I-40 at MM25.

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View From The Cab Logo21 427x62No, Tachoblog hasn’t forgotten we promised you wine.  You’ll have to wait a bit longer as we catch up with Vic H in New Zealand.

Vic says that ‘yesterday I left Auckland at 5am for a fairly common trip to Napier and back to pick up a tanker load of wine [see, Tachoblog said we were getting there] from the Esk Valley Estate winery. I had only been going about 45 minutes when I came to a huge illuminated sign ALL TRUCKS STOP – CVIU EDUCATION – FREE BREAKFAST. (The CVIU is the Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit, a division of the NZ Police, commonly called The God Squad). I pulled into the marked area along with about 20 or so trucks already there and was told to get an espresso coffee and a panini, muffin or whatever I wanted’ [Now Tachoblog doesn't know about the people that look after truck safety where you live, but we think offering free coffee and a panini is a great idea and something that should be copied]…

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…’I did so and had an excellent coffee and an equally good ham, cheese and tomato panini and was then asked to sit down at a table with one of the many God Squad officers there. I was asked 3 pages of questions about what I thought of the way our company maintenance was done, how safety orientated was the company, what I thought of various road rules as they related to trucking etc., and 45 minutes later I was on my way. This was quite anonymous, no names or company identification was taken and it was quite enjoyable’…

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…’On towards Napier, down the Titiokura Hill’…

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…’and Dillons Hill’…

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…’until I turned up the driveway towards Esk Valley Estate, one of my favourite wineries where they never make a bad wine and most of them are excellent’…

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…And here comes the recommendation from Vic, ‘if you ever see a bottle with this label, try it and I guarantee you won’t be disappointed, and no, I’m not paid to say that!’.

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Rest assured, in the interest of research Tachoblog will be trying a bottle to see if we agree with Vic.

And that’s all for this week’s View From The Cab.  Join us again for more next week.

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