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  • janihudi
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    and last Friday bad luck,a bolt in a tyre,had to repair it first befor i could go to Vlissingen.

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  • janihudi
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    from 3 weeks back,with a collegeu we had to drive 2 generator containers from Tilburg Holland to Duisburg Germany.
    everything went well,til Duisburg,we had to wait 2,5 hours for the crane.



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  • wherrygirl
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    Don't worry, Thijs. You will get it clean again one day - there are more interesting things to do.

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  • janihudi
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    and it's still durty Ivy,even more than last week

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  • janihudi
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    from time to time i rub a cloth over it,to keep it shiny

  • pilotdane
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    I can still see a chrome duck between the Michelin men so the dirt does not matter.

  • wherrygirl
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    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    a dirty HC sunbating at my spottingplace with a young K-Line reefer.
    I presume you mean the cold type?
    And just look at the state of the HC. Disgusting, I'm surprised at you, Thijs Vink.

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  • janihudi
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    a dirty HC sunbating at my spottingplace with a young K-Line reefer.

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  • janihudi
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    '' It makes no difference to the truck, or the trucker.''

    no matter what is inside,not for the truck or driver,but though a container is a strong steel box,if you know what is loaded and how fragile it is,you will drive on another way.toilet paper=pedal to the metal,heavy loads or stacked high in the container is a more ''normal'' way of driving

    ''Why they have the trucks waiting while the logs are put into the containers, in stead of bringing in empty containers and picking up loaded ones in a matter of minutes. That sound more rational and cost effective to me. ''
    It will require some means of lifting the containers though.


    in this case it was while 3 of us came into the night,the others in the morning.
    but we couldend pass eachother on the path,otherwise i would make my resting hours complete.
    even when they bring empty containers,you have to load them.
    so you need there;
    A-place fo them
    B-a strong place for the heavy C
    C-a big 33 tons container truck
    D- you got double trips for at least the first and last truck (drop off the first and go flat away,and the last container you have to send a flat truck to get the last container,and you need a extra truck ,a heavy loads truck to bring and pick up the 33 tons container forklift
    E- loading a container takes about 15 till 30 minutes,dipends on what and how long the logs are.
    so the other solution would be that al the timber trucks bringing the logs to the terminal,there is a forklift for it,
    but timbertrucks costst more than a ordinaire containertruck,we making money on the road,those tikbertrucks with a crane make there money by collecting and overloading the logs.

    in the way you discripe would cost more.

  • wherrygirl
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    Thijs is hauling container, which happens to contain logs in this case. The next container may contain ladies apparels or whatever. It makes no difference to the truck, or the trucker.
    In this case, Ombugge, it makes quite a difference to the truck and to Thijs, who takes pride in its appearance. Taking ladies' apparel to the docks on clean roads is one thing, but this logging job is another. Take a look at the four pics. in #666 and also those in #708. On tarmac, yes, just, but look at it!
    Why did Thijs remark in #720
    this morning i withdrawn the HC and me for the truckshow of may 16th.
    after coming home this morning for the thirth time in a row and with a durty truck,i stop trying to park the HC there clean and polished.

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  • ombugge
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    Thijs is hauling container, which happens to contain logs in this case. The next container may contain ladies apparels or whatever. It makes no difference to the truck, or the trucker.

    Why they have the trucks waiting while the logs are put into the containers, in stead of bringing in empty containers and picking up loaded ones in a matter of minutes. That sound more rational and cost effective to me.
    It will require some means of lifting the containers though.

  • janihudi
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    but those trucks drives mostly between the forrest and the lumber yard,or to a place for collecting them all at a tarmac road.
    we stay at the tarmac,don't go into the forrests,and we do the long haul,from west europe to all over the world.

    maybe next year again a shiny HC

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  • wherrygirl
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    It certainly is a shame, isn't it, Dane? Thijs always keeps his truck so looking so smart. He put a great deal of work into getting it ready for last year's show and had already done quite a bit towards this year.

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  • pilotdane
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    Are logs usually hauled by nice trucks like yours? Here in North Carolina logs are hauled in open trailers by old trucks. A rough and wild business. Most log hauling is very local and they use the oldest trucks. I assume the old trucks are not fuel efficient enough for long haul but over short distances with lots of starting and stopping they can still make money.

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  • janihudi
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    i don't know,some drivers which talked with the planner ,they talked about 1500 40ft a year.

    nope the half of the chrome/stainless steel is polished,i'm not rushing throught to make it done,besides that,who knowes how late it is wednesday before beeing home and with a clean truck.
    i have closed it for me,over and out.

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