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Tachoblog’s View From The Cab – 9.3.12

This week’s View From The Cab – where we look through the Tachoblog Tribe’s windscreens – is tinged with a little sadness and some good wishes.

View From The Cab Logo33 427x62As you’ll read one of the Tachoblog Tribe is leaving driving and whilst we’re sorry to see him go we wish him all the best for the future.

In fact we aptly start View From The Cab with him as we join RandyNose…’In Buffalo, New York.  Not surprisingly, these two things are found around the same spot’….

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…’I think they’re about the same age’…

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

…’On my way to Buffalo Bulk trailer wash, I had to wait for this truck to put his 53′ trailer in a dock that looks like it was made for something about half it’s size.  He made it, though his cab sits in the middle of the street when he is done’…

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…’While at the wash bay, they were transferring fuel from a truck that is legally road worthy to the old General that seems to be held together with duct tape and rust’…

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…’Waiting to get loaded while in Lakeville, New York. Sun is setting.

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‘This should be my last load out of here, as Friday is my last day on the road behind the wheel of a Semi’…

…’ Last day, truck cleaned out.   No run for today. (at Pierre’s Parking Lot)

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‘Trucking has been good to me, over the past 12 years, but it’s a industry that can wear you out.

‘I had only intended to “truck” for a year or two. I figure that I’ve traveled about 1,684,800 over those 12 years, give or take a few thousand. Worked for a few scoundrels, been a scoundrel, and more or less learned a few things along the way’.

RandyNose, good luck with the future and we hope you’ll still send in a View From The Cab on the odd occasion.

View From The Cab Logo33 427x62DriverChrisMc was in ‘the 2nd rest area westbound on I40 in California’…

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…’My wife @tammymcfadden took this driving west on I40 driving through Arizona’ [maybe she'll become a regular contributor to View From The Cab?]…

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…’Wierd California weather it was 82 3 hours ago. Now it’s down to 45 and starting 2 look like rain from the east’…

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…’I70 eastbound n down Utah’…

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…’Utah clouds’.

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View From The Cab Logo33 427x62To New Zealand to catch up with Vic H now.  Vic – and his beloved Inter – are doing some very important work as you’ll see:

‘These photos were taken when I had to pick up a load of wine this week from what is a quite spectacular winery in Marlborough’…

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…’The vineyard, which is huge, is also looking good at this time of the year, with harvest about 3 weeks away’…

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…’The road in and out of the winery goes through some great countryside’…

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…’with a bit of snow on some of the distant mountains’…

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…’and a number of other vineyards to drive past, with some already covered with bird netting which means that the grapes must be starting to ripen and attract the birds’.

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Finally for this week’s View From The Can we hitch a ride with Darkstaff.  He could see  ‘this beautiful sunrise in Altoona, Pennsylvania. My first destination in a short term job I’m driving’…

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…’Driving through the tunnels on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76′.

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That’s all for this week’s View From The Cab.

Tachoblog would like to thank the Tachoblog Tribe for sending in their Views.

Would you like to join the Tachoblog Tribe and be a prt of View From The Cab?  Well if you’re interested and and you drive a truck then please do.

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 March 9, 2012.

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2 Responses

  1. Good luck “randynose” for the future, take it easy.

    by Trevor on Mar 9, 2012 at 17:23

  2. All the best in your change of jobs, Randy. Maybe there will be a few Views from the Office coming up?

    Maybe when trucking wears me out I will have to find something else to do, but I’ve only been trucking for 54 years so that will still be some time away!

    by Vic H on Mar 9, 2012 at 19:51

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