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  • ombugge
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    Less functional??? Can it be any less functional than this??
    Why he would want to carry his yacht around by truck I wouldn't know.
    Just in case you wondered what his boat look like, here it is: http://johorsoutherntigers.com.my/20...te-speed-boat/

  • Ralf__
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    I bet Thijs would appreciate! A bit less functional for transporting freight, though... His boss has to earn money.

  • ombugge
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    Here is a possible candidate to replace the HC some time in the future: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-1...isbane/6857424

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  • wherrygirl
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    Ye gods and little fishes! How am I expected to decipher all that - stencilled on to a corrugated surface and needing a high-powered telescope to read it? And as for the yellow and black lines, well, I have had to enlarge the pic. a great deal and then squint hard at it to see the two colours. Without you saying so, I would never have seen the stripes in such a minute spot.
    One thing, I did consider the different container heights but wondered whether it was the angle which made one seem higher than the other. If you look at Pic.1 there seems to be a bit of blue sky between the white spoiler and a sort of green bar just above and it looked odd, so I gave up on that. But I see from the other pic. that the sky colour bit is part of the spoiler and the green "bar" is just the container top.
    Heigh-ho. Now I must look at the containers I see and check their ISO and see if they have the yellow and black stickers. I assume all these codes and wotsits are universal and not just thought up by these dastardly Dutchmen to confuse me?!
    HUH!

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  • janihudi
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    no no no the same axles are in both images lifted,you cab see it on the dust.
    the wheels wich are lifted have a black black profile,those wich rolls are grey of the dust.

    but where i was revering at, is the container
    it is so much easier,on 2 days i got ''evergreen'' containers ,but the top image it got a HC container stands for High Cube container the are 9'6ft high while a standard box is 8'6ft high the second image is a standard box.see the differents in hight above the roofspoiler of the HC

    you can see it also at the iso code,the 4 caracters under the containernumber,and also at al 4 sides of the container.
    a hc is coded as 45g1 ,a standard is coded as 42g1,if this where reefer containers it would been 45r1 and 42r1.
    every type have it's own iso code.
    also the yellow sticker below that says 8'6 or 9'6
    another mark to see if you have a highcube container are the stickers on the top corners with the yellow/black lines

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  • wherrygirl
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    Well, I've been over every inch of those images, and suddenly - is it the wheels? I don't know the correct terms for each axle so I'll just number the wheels starting with the cab one. In the top pic. no.4 is up and 5 down but in the second pic, it is vice versa, 4 down and no. 5 is up. Other wheels the same both sides.
    But can wheels on the same axle be raised/lowered independantly?

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  • janihudi
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    spot the differents (not the place of the HC though)



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  • pilotdane
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    Boy, Google translate did not work very well on that article. It only got half the words into English

  • janihudi
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    no not really.
    we don't have many troubble with the refugees,but they are coming now to Hoek van Holland aswel to try to get to the UK.
    for refugees we are not intresting,our container dont go to the UK ,but some companies do,and sometimes we drive those aswel,
    BUT the containers are sealed with a steal seal,and you have to get a big sealcutter (diameter between 5 and 8 mm)
    if i have to stay in the truck overnight,i try to find a place near a service station,or if posable i park at the highway cruiser (mercedes) garage in Rotterdam.
    but the most problems we have is with the east European drivers,stealing diesel or parts from your truck,trooing there garbage everywhere they park,shit and pie too there,no money to spent,but taken every parkingplace around Rotterdam and highway.(it's not allowed to park in the port or Rotterdam without paying.disconecting there trailers and park the truck beside it,so there east european collegeu has a place too,when they arrive.they connect there own trailer again when he arrivés.so thanks to them we are almost not welcome anymore in cities and villages.while the highway parkings are totally fill up with east europeans.they stop halfway afternoon,they don't look at time.

  • janihudi
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    a few more with the crane,it was on a Industrial estate

  • janihudi
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    something you see often in the USA

  • ombugge
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    Another HC with a very different load: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/soere/article11259047.ece

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  • wherrygirl
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    We have a BBC radio programme "Any Questions" which is followed the next day by Any Answers where people phone in and email with their comments on the original programme. One of the points raised was, inevitably, the problems over the refugee camps at Calais. One truck driver has now given up international trips because he experienced so much trouble that on occasions was life threatening and he had just had enough. Another truck driver came on the line and spoke of the times when refugees, so desperate to get to England, would gang up on him armed with knives and threaten him if he didn't take them.
    Your trips are not to any areas where there is a possibility of involvement with refugees, but I wondered how often, because of unexpected delays, you have to just draw in to a layby somewhere and spend the night there. Normally your journeys are such that you can plan for any necessary overnight stops, but with unexpected delays it is different and perhaps you can be a long way from a proper stop. If you are alone in a layby doesn't it ever worry you?

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  • wherrygirl
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    Thank goodness the truck has at last had a good wash, now the truckie is a happy man.
    And what photos did you take during those 2.5 hours at Duisberg? None, I bet - too much yackety-yack.

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  • janihudi
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    even more bad luck was that this weekend was ''concert at sea'' meaning a big detour because the road was closed,and al other roads there where full with cars.
    meaning back at the port at the ''maasvlakte'' it was 7,30pm,no driving time anymore and had to stop with 3 minutes left at the truckstop for a diner and sleep.



    and at saterday i never set the alarmclock not even when i had to pick up the containers.
    so made it an easy saterday.pick up containers go to the truckwash,had to wait 1 hour for it's my turn to go in
    after that i brought the papers at the office stay there for30 minutes,take the tourist road to home,empty the tacho card takes another 10 minutes.end of time that day 0015pm
    pay me suckerssss,saterday is extra money. 5 hours of work,get payed for 7,5 hours,easy money.

    a clean highway cruiser


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