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    so close, stil so far away



    arriving there there was already a truck loading.

    best regards Thijs

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      at arrival on the spot there was a cross in front of me ,not knowing why, it was a kind of family place, picknik place, playground ,barbeceu restaria, at a nice spot



      i can read it in big lines, but to translate the whole information board ,i could make false sentense, if Ralf wants it, he can make it more clear than when i do it.
      but it's a place were people were tried and right was carried out


      a bit weird that this is a family place with al that you can do, playing children ,bbq a fest, but also ask to respect the place of were people carried out there punishment
      Last edited by janihudi; December 30th, 2019, 22:38.
      best regards Thijs

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      • wherrygirl
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        Thanks Thijs, for a lovely photo. I'll dig out my German dictionary and translate that so that I can appreciate the history behind such a beautiful place.

      • Ralf__
        Ralf__ commented
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        That was in medieval a place of execution. The sign is reporting at least 6 people which were executed here. Two witches, one murder, one because of stealing,m one out of unknown reason. One lost his hand because of cheating his wife.

      • wherrygirl
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        Thank you for that, Ralf.

      a great viewing point here




      best regards Thijs

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        best regards Thijs

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        • wherrygirl
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          You've taken some beautiful photos, but #168.1 is just superb.

        all i had to do, was hitting a hog,the bbq was already there.
        darn i don't smoke, so no matchess


        between the yellow line ,the view over the vally



        a nice place there, but fun and pleasure but also respect to that place




        best regards Thijs

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          almost full with another load of logs



          well ,lets make another image of the HC, i don't have enough of them yet
          looking at al the folders, it was the last image of the HC in 2019 i made



          i do regret that now
          Last edited by janihudi; January 2nd, 2020, 22:45.
          best regards Thijs

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          • wherrygirl
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            Once the Highway Cruiser, ALWAYS the Highway Cruiser, Thijs.

          • pilotdane
            pilotdane commented
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            Interesting to see logs going directly into a container in the forest. Do you know where they were going?

          • janihudi
            janihudi commented
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            To the far east, mainly China, Vietnam.

          in post 171 here above the last image of the Highway Cruiser

          here below the first images of the Merc in 2020. (taken by Wesley)
          picked him up today now my holiday is over ,and had to pick up the container by myself



          best regards Thijs

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            What was the cargo and where was it bound? Do you yet know what sort of stuff you'll be taking and the kind of destinations to which you'll be going? Any in Germany? Or your favourite place - Antwerp?
            Thijs, I compared the HC as it is now with an older image and you seem to have the same number of lights as before. I did wonder if he would have some of them removed, as being excessive!
            Look, you have just got to find a place for the Highway Cruiser logo. Isn't there somewhere at the top of the windscreen between the glass and the scalloped cloth garland thingie, though perhaps it wouldn't be visible from outside. In which case turn it round so that you can see it as you are in the driving seat or lounging on the bed. Go on, put your thinking cap on. (diep nadenken)
            Ivy

            "To thine own self be true.......
            Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            • wherrygirl
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              Yeah well, big boy, after all he IS the boss. you know. Don't throw your weight about! (dictionary says "gewichtig doen")

            • Tommi
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              Personally, I would probably think that using that grey/black color that is in the trucking company logo would probably look nicer, could that be an alternative?

            • janihudi
              janihudi commented
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              havn't thought about that. it was al bleu before,but there is now also grey in it.
              stil prefered that he would gave us permission to made his name in bleu

            Nieuwsblad Transport 27.12.2019:
            Hurkens Transport koopt branchegenoot TSI Road Cargo

            Logistiek dienstverlener Hurkens Transport BV neemt per 1 januari TSI Road Cargo BV over. Dat heeft Hurkens vrijdag bekendgemaakt, zonder mededelingen te doen over de overnameprijs.
            TSI is al meer dan twintig jaar dienstverlener op het gebied van containervervoer, zowel nationaal als internationaal. De overname van het Barendrechts bedrijf ‘past in de groeistrategie van Hurkens Transport, waardoor de positie in de branche verder uitgebouwd kan worden’, aldus topman Ed Hurkens in een toelichting.
            Zowel de activiteiten, als het materieel en de medewerkers van TSI Road Cargo worden overgenomen. De vestigingen worden samengevoegd, in elkaar geïntegreerd en alle activiteiten worden aangestuurd vanuit de vestiging van Hurkens in het Rotterdamse Botlekgebied. Specialismen toevoegen

            Hurkens licht verder toe: ‘Een van de redenen voor deze overname is de toevoeging van specialismen aan de bestaande activiteiten. Hierdoor zal de dienstverlening een stuk breder worden, waardoor onze marktpositie versterkt wordt. De activiteiten van TSI Road Cargo kunnen wij goed integreren binnen onze huidige dienstverlening.’
            Vanaf 1 januari 2020 zal het wagenpark van Hurkens bestaan uit meer dan zestig trekkende eenheden en ruim honderd opleggers, waarmee het transport van containers in nagenoeg alle types en soorten uitgevoerd kan worden. Hurkens Transport

            Vorig jaar vierde Hurkens Transport zijn 25-jarig bestaan. Het bedrijf verhuisde recent naar de huidige locatie in de Botlek. Het bedrijf specialiseert zich in de logistiek van zeecontainers, zowel regionaal als Europees.
            Tevens is het actief in de markt voor ftl- en ltl-ladingen (full truck load en less than truckload) binnen heel Europa, middels het dochterbedrijf Desco Forwarding Solutions.


            I vote also for a grey version of the sticker.


            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              Thijs, i wish you good luck in the new company. There are three Hurkens active (Owner, father and son) and 5 people take care of the tour planning, that sounds good. Hope you will be satisfied. Is this now the first Mercedes in the fleet? I see only DAF and Scania up to now...
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                thank you Ralf

                they have 6 trip planners now, because also the office went over to the new company, and we are a group of our own.
                meaning we keep our own planners and trips ,and the red ones (i hardly mention the company ,just as were i came from ,cause of search sites, so i can't be linked to them, of what i say or do) have there own planners and clients, only when one ( the reds or bleus) have to many trips than the one helps out the other.
                so besides name on the cab not much changed for us.

                i had also get that news bulletin, but than from Transport Online, but the same tekst

                it's the only merc now in the fleet,they had 2 of them before,but drivers wern't happy with it.
                now they have a merc again and also a MAN now,but they have also volvo before he bought us
                so he bought a company with young material ,cuase of the euro 6 restriction of Maasvlakte II and with basicly the same material he had for his own, beside a merc and a MAN

                had drove a week now,though we kept our own clients,but i only made 3 trips this week to clients i know, further only strange adresses, but that won't say much.

                yesterday we had a new years reception of the company ,was fun.
                it was also a way to get know the other drivers, but from a few ones they stayed to eachother and we too.
                there are still a lot of them wich arn't happy with the situation (including me,myself and I)
                also we had a little talk with him (he's also a F1 fan, went to Abu Dhabi for the race,so that can be a +point for me)
                we also had talked about the costumsizing of the trucks, he don't like it,he want to bring out a professional look to the outside ,i'm not happy with that, you know how the HC looks
                but al that we did to our trucks ,he respect that and all would be come back, but in red. see later

                i ask him what his plan is for the merc, because i was told by new collegues that he is not fond of mercedes ,that he sold them rapidly.
                now they were good, but he could get a very good prise for them as export to Iran, there a lot of trucks go to. (i also sold some accesoires of the old HC to a Iran exporter),
                but also the drivers warn't that kean to drive one.
                but Arie (old boss) told him that his driver was very happy with the merc, so he said, if you're happy ,i'm happy with it, so no fear that he would sale it.
                to wich garage i have to go? that you had, of that what i have and the truck came from? if you're happy with your garage ,we stay there, no point.

                but for so far we wil drive a red ,white and bleu truck, the newest trucks of ''us'' will be painted red, the HC is already 1,5 years old, so popably not, but also the truck chassis is bleu, and that is a big prise tag wich he is not very happy for repainting it.

                but we will see, i delivered my holiday period for this year, and was 2 days later already approved, so have to be here for a year.

                and now the most important thing,



                it's there,and it's red, but that was all ready spoken about ,what was bleu must be red, the main color.
                it's only to be placed on the truck

                best regards Thijs

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                  Which of the two logos are you having? Is it on the HC yet?
                  Of course he wants a uniform livery for all his fleet, that is to be expected, and as time goes by he will gradually achieve it. But he seems to be willing to go part way with you at the moment, leaving you with your Merc and even reinstating the logo. I was surprised - and delighted - at that. Yes, it's not blue,but it is/will be back in its place, on Thijs' truck.
                  The pride you take in the HC's appearance will not have gone unnoticed by him, your old boss will have spoken well of you and it's a good point in your favour (as well as the F1 races! ).
                  It will gradually work out, and it's nice that you are keeping many of your old clients with people you know, so you don't have to work at building up relationships with strangers on top of everything at the depot being new as well.
                  Chin up!
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  • wherrygirl
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                    Yeah, I'm thick! I forgot you have one on each side, though you pointed that out to me years ago!
                    Also, thickie here is utterly confused as to where your logos are at any given moment. You say you are not passing the town [where] they are and they're not at Rotterdam when you're there, but this and ("last"?) Saturday they were there but you were too far away to get them. Where are they going to sneak off to next????

                  • janihudi
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                    the purple circles are the three places ,to far to drive to them or the company on a saterday,so maybe when i stand still in Rotterdam ,they maybe can come to me, otherwise i call them when i will go in there direction and i have some time

                  • wherrygirl
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                    I have decided that what you mean by the first "they" is not the logos but the specialists who stick them on trucks (as well as doing other things, no doubt) and they work from each of the towns at various times. So you have to get a date when they and you coincide.
                    Can I have a prize for working it out?

                  the Heater of the HC was broken a few weeks back, and that night i had to sleep in the truck, but it was pritty cold stil then.
                  drove to the garage for repairs, but no time that day, but they had reset the Heater and it runs all night. so everything went well
                  2 days later brokenn heater again.
                  but the first 1.5 week no time for that, so i had to park it at the garage and pick up another truck to do my trips.
                  after a few hours they called me, they couldend fix it now.
                  a small part was broken ans wasn't seperat to order, there had to go a complete new Heater placed.
                  and that will delivered saterday or monday, change it with the broken one so late afternoon i could pick him up

                  with this one i drove 2 days



                  but monday afternoon i got the HC back ,the flat rack container i had to load theusday

                  Last edited by janihudi; March 12th, 2020, 19:27.
                  best regards Thijs

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                    theusday i had load it with concrete floor panels for Sweden

                    and i had to place the straps by my self.



                    best regards Thijs

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                      loading a container on a desolate loading dock at 6am



                      just dropped a container in Flushing, time for a coffee, with Gulliver in the background

                      best regards Thijs

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