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Tachoblog’s View From The Cab – 27.7.12

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View From The Cab is chock full this week. So let’s get on with it and have a look through the Tachoblog Tribe’s windscreens.

With UK,American, Scottish, Irish, New Zealand and meteor craters (honest) coming up we have a lot for you to see.

This week’s View From The Cab begins in Sweden where we join Bergmanman, ‘going over the ‘high coastal bridge’. Hauling 37 ton concrete pillars to a railroad construction site.  The bridge is called Högakustenbron. It’s located between Örnsköldsvik and Härnösand in the northern parts of Sweden’ …

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…  And here he is unloading.

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Now click below for more from Bergmanman and the rest of View From The Cab …

… We continue our travels with Bergmanman on this, ‘exciting road’ …

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… Here he is ‘feeling kind of over sized for the road. 60 tons, 4,5 m high and 24 m long.

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Next up we join Billybigrig – the first of several drivers from ‘near’ to Tachoblog – as he’s in Immingham, England waiting to board the Clipper Point for a 23 hour rock n roll to Cuxhaven …

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… ‘Just “Killing time” in Aberdeen port’ …

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… ‘Looking up the Thames from halfway across a pier at Port of London, Gravesend’ …

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… His last View From The Cab is taken at the end of the pier delivering this VIP “taxi” for the Olympics icon smile ’.  An apt View – says Tachoblog – as the opening ceremony of London 2012 is tonight (but you knew that).

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To America now as we join TruckindogKarma (TruckerDesiree’s faithful companion) who says, ‘she takes me fer my walk at nites tewday so we culd go tew city early before tew much cars’.

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Back to England now with this View from Birkenhead docks by Jayceebigrig.

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Before we hop into America again where TruckerDesiree sent this ‘shot from Lake Village, Arkansas’ …

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… ‘We were running ahead of schedule so we stopped someplace I’d never been before in Arizona’ …

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… ‘Have you been to Meteor Crater in Arizona?’ …

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… ‘Rather than have a sit down meal, I took a hike here & made a sandwich’ …

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… Finally TruckerDesiree (and Karma) ‘are getting ready to roll out soon from into southern cal’.

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View From The Cab goes to Ireland now.  And Bigrig480 is up at ’4am. Tuck in your elbows. It’s narrow!’ …

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… ‘Perks of milk collection early in the day – dawn over North Cork’ …

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… ‘Delivering cattle feed in my little FM420′ …

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… ‘Out in the FM rigid in Millstreet Co Cork’ …

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… ‘Another tight one for an artic’.

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Our final Views come from Vic H in New Zealand who has had ‘one of those weeks …

‘Firstly heading south through Atiamuri, where they are building a new bridge over the Waikato river to replace the old one which is pretty dodgy and has had a 50km/h speed limit on it for some time, I was held up for a while to let a Terex motor scraper and a Volvo dump truck cross the main road’ …

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… ‘Then I had to stop at the temporary traffic lights in the Waioeka Gorge at the site of a large landslip to let a Mack Qantum through. For the North American members of Tachoblog, a Mack Qantum (correct spelling) is a cabover Mack built in Australia which has a Renault cab, and is a very popular model in Australia and New Zealand’ …

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… ‘Later on in the South Island I was held up for a short time by this train, the first time I have ever met a train on this particular level crossing’.

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That’s all for View From The Cab this week.  See what we meant about it being chock full now!

Tachoblog’s thanks to the Tachoblog Tribe for sending in their Views.  Wonder if we can have an even better post next week?

Would you like to be part of that – or any other View From The Cab?  If you’re a driver then you’re welcome to join in.

All you have to do is is email your View(s) to vftc@tachoblog.com or send a tweet starting #vftc to @tachoblog, or post them on Tachoblog’s Facebook Wall.   Please remember include a line or two of text that says, if nothing else, where the picture was taken.


Posted by on July 27, 2012.

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