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    'the days of the ''Highway Cruiser'' are numbered,i wil get a new one around March /April.
    i don't want that,but she wil be 7 years this summer,and not allowed anymore to drive at the Maasvlakte 2 port.
    he ordered 10 new trucks of a brand which i can named here,because it's junk.
    he knows i don't like those rolling junk and is looking now for what to order for me.
    Daf or Mercedes
    i told him to nuy a merc again.
    it would be something like this,but then lefthand drive



    but i could be a daf too



    but in more than one of these 2 i'm not intrested.

    well kind of,
    if he comes with a Peterbilt or Kenworth i will take that too,as long its a truck with a nose/torpedo
    best regards Thijs

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      but this summer the days of the HC were almost over ,and mine too.

      driving to rotterdam,back from the port i was driving to the merc garage, where i spend my nights when not comming home.
      at empty roads it went wel.
      almost at the exit i was passed by a belgian car,with close behind him a Dutch car.

      when the Belgium was a few meters in front of me ,i was full in the brakes,and the Dutch car could only avoid a collision to go also full in the brakes and turn to the right,
      WHERE I DROVE.
      i went also full in the brakes and steer to the right.
      meanwhile the cab turned over to the front full in his suspension and










      then i got a push from the back.
      the load of 17 tons of iron pipes came forwards sliding in the container
      wainting to sliding further into the cab i was in death fears of that moment.
      i didn't wrecks the cars, i missed them all,but this was inside the cab,which i even noticed fallen down while waiting for big bang



      the rubberduck lightbox was turned the other way
      coffemaker not on his place



      the mivrowave don't belongs on the floor,
      the coffee mug don't stands there normaly too
      best regards Thijs

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        the electric wire is stil in it's socked,but pulled out of the microwave

        best regards Thijs

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          glad that the microwave didn't fall at the camerabag

          best regards Thijs

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            also the corner posts are turned, those are made from thick steel,they have to carry al the containers above them.
            containers are stacked only at the 4 corners,and the container on the floor can handle 9 loaded containers on top of it,,some even 11

            best regards Thijs

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              best regards Thijs

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                the wooden frame was placed behind the pipes



                notice the stide tracks

                best regards Thijs

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                  such a frame wa also in front of the container to keep the pipes at there place,
                  ehhhh 17 tons remember



                  and there is the frame what was in front of it,well the remains of that frame

                  best regards Thijs

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                    also the front bottom rail was bent to the front



                    but also in hight

                    best regards Thijs

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                      while i didn't wtrecked the cars and they where with 7 persons ,i had no luck with the police.
                      they blaimed me, for not keeping distance.

                      ehhhh they where passing me!!!

                      sir,you are a truckdriver, a professionel driver,you should know that you have to keep more distance when haevy loaded for braking.
                      ehhhh they where passing me

                      no sir, they where driving on the right lane and they see you coming and by turning away they avoid a collission.

                      ehhhh they where on the left lane and passing me.

                      no sir,but there is no damage ,so now you drive away fro mhere otherwise you get i fine.

                      that cop didn't want to take my story,i was alone,they where with 7.
                      it's easy to make a plane when i was at my truck.

                      the Belgium guy,gave a braketest to the Dutch,
                      the Dutch was to close behind the Belgium guy.
                      so both where fault ,but just because i didn't wrecked them they got away,otherwise the damage would have told the story.

                      i wish i wrecked them, told that to the cops too.
                      they didn't like that.
                      i could drove them all into the hospital.
                      i didn't care,now they are pointing to me,while i saved there lives.




                      the brake marks



                      best regards Thijs

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                        best regards Thijs

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                          sometimes i have to be on a big Industrial estate,sometime in the middle of a city ,gooing back into a small gate,just wide enough that i don't have to turn the mirrors in.

                          best regards Thijs

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                            http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...998#post206998

                            i found out how google earth works again,many changes there mow,but al of my pinpoints are stil there. pffffff

                            for you this must be easy to found,as German,you know in what direction to go.

                            the truck icon of ''Boompjes laden verzakt Grusen''
                            verzakt means that i was stock in the ditch there where to load






                            best regards Thijs

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                              OMG!!!

                              I'm so glad you are OK and that you are safe!

                              That must have been a scary experience, with that heavy load on the back!

                              Take good care when driving - there is massive forces in play!
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                              • janihudi
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                                yes it was,i was shiffering al over my body.

                              • Seagull
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                                Oh Thijs I hadn't realised just how seriously scary this had been. So relieved to hear you're ok

                              Thanks Cecilia
                              i have seen video's what could happen maybe you too.
                              the luck here was the container,a strong steel box.
                              best regards Thijs

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