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.
The biggest known Trucking Companies forwarding freight into Northern Africa was for sure Benntrans, Meyer & Meyer, Birkhart, DKS and others. Weekly trips between Germany and Tunisa gave those truckers an adventureful journey and new experience for the buisiness on the african continent.
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

意大利 Italy

在第1990我开车到意大利旅行了很多。这个有一个像一国南部阿尔卑斯引导大小是已知的美酒和食物产品和其昂贵的跑车。 余抓获了很多新鲜的意大利火腿是来自荷兰的最初。在意大利,它得到的空气干燥`这使火腿这个意大利风情。
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.