Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tunisia is one of the Countrys in North Africa I have been with the Truck.
Between the Capital Tunis and the City of Sfax I travelled well around to know the Country and people. West-European textile Companies sowed their products down in north african countries cause of the cheap labour market situation and even the Trucking Companies grew up with doing trips into and out of Tunisia.
As trips begun in Germany we choosed different directions depending on which Ferry we were dispatched on, so we crossed the Mediterranien Sea from Italy or either France by using their different habours.
Many European Truck drivers like showing others their first name using a license plate with the printed name on it.
In Tunis drivers almost bought a plate as a gift with the name and also the arabic letters showing up the word Tunis. I still have my plate in the windshield of my truck guessing I am not the only North Africa experienced Driver in North America.
Even a good idea to meet friends worldwide I met a guard at the Department of Food & Agriculture in California which came from Tunisia originally. He recognized my name sign as his home country plate which gave us a nice small talk and a little line up behind my truck.
Friday, October 8, 2010
In the 90th I drove a lot of trips to Italy. This Country south of the Alpes is having a size like a Boot and is known by good Wine and Food products and its expensive sportive Cars.
I did a lot of Trips hauling fresh Pork to Italy which came originally from Holland. In Italy the dutch ham got air dryed which gave it those Italian flavour.
法律的卡车总重44吨仍然是。罚款正在显着高，但一些意大利不在乎。 意大利和法国之间的重要道路之一穿过勃朗峰隧道。 经过几次崩溃的隧道，隧道至少几乎被烧毁的车辆被摧毁，无论是政府举任法国和意大利提高了安全性标尺。我穿过任何变化前后的这条隧道。
The legal gross weight for Trucks in Italy is still 44 tons. Fines are dramatically high but some italian truckers don`t care. An important Road between Italy and France passes the Mont Blanc Tunnel which is 11.6 km long. After several crashes in the Tunnel, it was nearly destroyed by burned vehicles, both goverments either France and Italy increased their Security Standarts. I crossed through this Tunnel, in italian it is called Monte Bianco, several times before and also after the incredible incedent in 1999 when a Belgian Truck burned down and 39 people died.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
The traffic situation in the Netherlands becomes apparent at the rush hours mostly as a stau. The maximum speed allowed for Trucks of 80 km/h is kept by the professional windmills Truck drivers predominantly.
Friday, September 17, 2010
The economic growth in China is not to be stopped. The Trucking Industry has become one of the most important branches of Industry in the Country. Nearly all famous Truck manufacturer have cooperated, in the meantime, with Chinese Truck builders and therefore the beauties of China have got oriented respectful to the western Countrys.
Unfortunately, the times have not really improved for most hard working inhabitants of China by the ernorme growth of the Country . Thus issues have risen the pollutant by the Truck traffic so strongly report the inhabitant about lasting sore throat. At night assemble, like here in Wuhan, Hubei Province, to get many Trucks with idling engine around after delivery by the tanker the often rationed amount from 5 gallons only in the gas stations.
The everyday stau on major roads in China is partly that long as Truck by Truck line up to 110-km length.
The Vehicle Gross Weight for Trucks is 55 tons. they can haul about 40 tons which is been watched by the Police. In China Trucks moving with team drivers only. Trucking without a second driver is not allowed.
Monday, September 13, 2010
During my trips to the U.K. i had to knew country and people.
the old land is very nice, unfortunately, also totally full of people. outdoors in the nature the streets are barely suitable for trucks. However, there is a well developed long distance road system.
The crime appears at Motorway`s. Truckers getting warned on signs by the police.
In the whole country people using the wrong side of the road. visitors have to take care of left driven traffic.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
ROMANIA still belongs to the poorer countrys of the European Union. I could collect my experience by the transport of chocolate in the capital of Bucharest. Corruption at all levels immobilized this land nearly, however, the West German currency at that time German mark helped many long-distance truckdrivers at the border being dispatched faster.
A 20 Deutsch Mark note in an invalid passport made a topical visa stamp into the passport by a drunk border employee.
I saw parked trucks on Bucharest`s roads without mirrors but a purpose. the drivers took them off cause they was afraid about theft matters.
其实悲伤，何况汽车和卡车之间的速度差异带车司机心情不好反对的卡车业务和其驱动程序。政府的政治答案是只丑，以及他们设置超过几乎所有 4 路公路上的卡车限制标志。
Actually sad to mention that the speed difference between cars and trucks will bring car drivers in a bad mood against the trucking business and its driver. The gouverments political answer was just ugly as well as they set passing restriction signs for trucks on nearly all 4 way Autobahn Highways which sometimes resulted in truck lining up on the right lane for many kilometres.