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Title: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 10:14:43 PM
Here are my photos, let me start with photos of the Watt & Stewart trucks:

My #014 at the Love's in Lexington, SC.
13'-4'' mining tyres on a tri-axle trailer, ready to leave for Alberta the next morning:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/TriAxle-2.jpg~original)




Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 10:28:55 PM
Bad weather on I-24 in Tennessee, I'm following my mate John in truck #019 (because his truck is slower).
We both have pilot cars:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/Tennessee-01.jpg~original)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah65/2015photoalbum/Miscellaneous/Tennessee-018_zps17ufnyty.jpg~original)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah65/2015photoalbum/Miscellaneous/Tennessee-07_zpsatpvpfrd.jpg~original)

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah65/2015photoalbum/Miscellaneous/Tennessee-09%20-%20Copy_zpshcqj1mwj.jpg~original)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 10:34:45 PM
The battle of the Mississippi  8)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/Tennessee-012.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/Tennessee-011.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/Tennessee-013.jpg~original)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: RobG on July 10, 2016, 10:52:49 PM
Great series of pictures,I have always liked Watt & Stewart trucks.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 10:56:57 PM
Colleagues at Highway 2 in Alberta, from Claresholm to Calgary:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Highway2-1.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Duncan-007.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Duncan-008.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Highway2AB.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Highway2-2.jpg~original)



Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 11:03:15 PM
Oversize load from Claresholm, AB to Revelstoke, BC:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Yard-001.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Yard-005.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Yard-004.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Yard-008.jpg~original)

My #014 was parked at the corner  8)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/Yard-007.jpg~original)



Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 11:08:51 PM
Class of Sixty Four "Needle Nose" yard truck:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/Gespot/64Yard1.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/Gespot/64Yard2.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/64Yard3.jpg~original)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: RobG on July 10, 2016, 11:17:01 PM
I have seen the old Pete a couple times , very cool old truck
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 11:18:13 PM
Parked at Texarkana, TX with four small tyres (1 inch oversize) on my way from Houston to Stoney Creek, Ontario:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/Texarkana-1.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/Texarkana-2.jpg~original)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 11:33:38 PM
Tyres at the yard in Claresholm, Alberta:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/Yard-014.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/Yard-009.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/Tyres-02.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/Tyres-03.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/Tyres-04.jpg~original)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 10, 2016, 11:59:07 PM
(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/PetesYard-1.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/Tyres-01.jpg~original)

One of the two W&S Cascadias, June 2014:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/May%202014/WS-Cascadia.jpg~original)

Later that year the first new short nose super lightweight Cascadias arrived at the yard in Claresholm.
Instead of 4, these trucks can load 5 of the biggest tyres (13'-4'') in the world:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/NewTrucks-2.jpg~original)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 11, 2016, 12:16:01 AM
Canadian 386 with four 13'-4'' and one 12'-4'' tyre on a stepdeck trailer at the W&S yard in Lexington, SC.
Ready to leave in the morning, 30 minutes after sunset, for Ringgold, GA.
There a pilot car is waiting to cross TN and KY, day 1 ends at Paducah, KY or Ina, IL (depending on how much daylight there is left):

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/BigTyres-1.jpg~original)

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(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/June%202014/BigTyres-6.jpg~original)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on July 11, 2016, 04:40:57 AM
Very interesting photos & some nice trucks. 8) Welcome to the Forum Erik. ;)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 11, 2016, 07:47:39 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Charlie (http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/Smileys/Thumbs-up.gif)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: G. Laplante on July 11, 2016, 08:23:06 AM
Very interesting reportage on the activities of Watt & Stewart.  I have ever seen their trucks hauling big tires on the Quebec North Shore  . Last Friday,  on my way back from Montreal, I made a detour by Lacolle to  do some truck spotting on trucks coming  back from the USA and I  caught  Cascadia # 052.   Welcome to the forum  and I can't not wait for more pics.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: tnsamiam on July 11, 2016, 08:57:45 AM
Nice! Can't wait to see more
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: sebhac0123 on July 11, 2016, 10:40:21 AM
Awesome pictures and information going on here!! I like it
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on July 11, 2016, 06:52:36 PM
Wow beautiful pics Erik! Your shots are great and your rigs/loads are pretty cool. BTW welcome to the boards.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on July 11, 2016, 08:54:07 PM

Really awesome photos Erik, and it's very cool to have a member here from one of my favorite flatbed fleets. Awesome info, and sharp looking rig you have as well 8)

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 12, 2016, 03:07:54 AM
Thank you all for the kind words!

Here are a few more W&S related photos by yours truly.

Above I showed you truck #052, here is the other Cascadia in the (May 2014) Watt and Stewart fleet, at the yard in Claresholm, AB:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/IMG_0452.jpg~original)

The shop in Claresholm:

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(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/May2014-02.jpg~original)

The drivers of these parked trucks are on vacation to their home country. (W&S has a lot of foreign drivers from countries like England, Germany and the Netherlands).
When you are on vacation or have some time off, nobody else is using your truck.

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/May2014-03.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/May2014-04.jpg~original)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 12, 2016, 04:14:52 AM
Heavy traffic at the I-285 in Atlanta, GA.
You can tell that I'm using two lanes, not a lot of cars in front of me  8)

Telephone photo:

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Atlanta is a crazy place when you have an oversize load, other truckers are always very helpful and giving you all the space you need.
Car drivers.... that's a different story.

I wish I was payed 1 dollar for every photo people take of the tyres  (http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/AmericanCarPhotos/Logos%20and%20Smileys/camera.gif)

My friend John, he's from Rotterdam, took this telephone photo, following me on the I-285 on a very busy Saturday:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/May2014-05.jpg~original)

Because of the delay we couldn't make it to Paducah, KY in time, so because of the Sunday driving restriction in Illinois we decided to stay at the Love's at Nickajack Lake, TN (I-24, exit 158) for the weekend.
W&S drivers are allowed to use the tractor for personal miles, my #014 was the grocery getter for that weekend  8)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/LovesTN-03.jpg~original)

After a lot of thinking, John and I finally decided not to make the move to work for Swift...  ;D

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/LovesTN-09.jpg~original)

Camp Holland:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/May2016-06.jpg~original)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 12, 2016, 04:28:16 AM
Leaving the Love's at Nickajack Lake, TN to go to Jasper for a nice meal.
Listen how my turbo whistles  ;)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/TW.jpg~original) (https://youtu.be/c5NnShn_P1Q)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 12, 2016, 05:11:02 AM
Hammer down at I-29 Northbound:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/HammerDown-1.jpg~original)

My load were four small (for us) 12'-4'' tyres, delivery at the yard in Claresholm, AB.
Nice low load, no stacked tyres (http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f53/AmericanCarPhotos/Logos%20and%20Smileys/thumbs.gif)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/JohanHigginsvilleMO-1.jpg~original)

Only the first and last tyre of an oversize load need flags, I always put flags on every tyre that is sticking out:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/JohanHigginsvilleMO-2.jpg~original)

View in my mirrors of the small tyres:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/JohanHigginsvilleMO-3.jpg~original)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/AAP-Trucks/JohanHigginsvilleMO-4.jpg~original)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: wayne_crane on July 12, 2016, 01:46:22 PM
Welcome aboard great photos of some sweet rides caught 1 or 2 of your trucks here on the 401 heading east  :D :D
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on July 14, 2016, 03:57:36 AM
New driver Duncan from the UK at the Flying J in Nanton, AB. (May 2014)
When taking photos, British drivers are very often posing at the passengers side of their North American trucks, I think that's because back home the steering wheel is at that side of the truck  8)

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/IMG_0522.jpg~original)

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Time for a truck wash, Duncan!

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Truck #031, also at the Flying J in Nanton, 35 clicks from the home base in Claresholm at Highway 2.
The driver was Duncan's mentor during his first trip:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/IMG_0547.jpg~original)

While we were taking photos, truck #003 passed the Flying J, on his way to the mines in BC:

(http://i821.photobucket.com/albums/zz133/CanadaWeblog/HanksTF/IMG_0554.jpg~original)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Zeprome on July 15, 2016, 04:46:43 PM
Great to know there's some EU drivers on our road. Shame that they can't bring their COE trucks over ;)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on July 15, 2016, 08:49:33 PM

If only they would bring them over! Transport Robert tested two Volvo FH's over the last couple of years, and I still maintain they could be useful in niche freight markets. They are not like the rough riding COE's of the old days, they are well-built tractors. There were some rumblings at one point of Volvo bringing the new FH series over to North America, but it seems to have not come to fruition.

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Blue Mule74 on July 16, 2016, 02:23:27 AM
Nice Series
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 01:40:09 AM
Owner Operator, Texas division:
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 01:50:39 AM
In loving memory of my good friend John from Rotterdam, he died last July.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 02:02:45 AM
Here's John's trusty #019 at Michelin in Lexington, SC.
Getting ready for John's first trip with big tyres to Claresholm, AB.
My truck is the one on the left.

Good times....   :'(

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 02:06:30 AM
John.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 02:10:09 AM
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 02:24:22 AM
After breakfast John washed his plate and put it on the side of the truck to dry in the morning sun.
And that's were it still was when we stopped for a strap inspection, somewhere on the road in Tennessee.
That made #019 the biggest dishwasher in the world...  ;D

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 02:36:04 AM
'Yellow Bull Hauler' @ IOWA80

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 02:48:05 AM
Old REO cement mixer at a truck scrap yard in Black Diamond, Alberta.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 03:23:46 AM
International S-180 mini mixer from the late 50's, in the background a model year 1961 GMC 960.
Both trucks are waiting for the crusher at Spruce Grove, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 03:29:02 AM
Edited shot of the REO cement mixer.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 06, 2017, 10:34:39 AM
Mid-70's Mack RL700L and Union Pacific locomotive #3741 in American Falls, ID.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on October 06, 2017, 08:58:59 PM
Great pictures and stories. Sorry to hear about your buddy, John.

Jim.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 07, 2017, 02:27:43 AM
Tri-trailer Cascadia at Flying J in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 07, 2017, 02:58:24 AM
Cascadias from a former employer at Flying J in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

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I was parked up in the background, not moving because of the oversize restrictions during the weekend in SK.

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Day & Ross 53' double:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 07, 2017, 03:33:09 AM
International American Eagle with Bald Eagle decals at the Pilot truckstop in Oak Grove, KY.
The carrier is Landstar Ranger Inc. from Jacksonville, FL.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 07, 2017, 04:57:58 AM
LoneStar with a French registration at a truck show in Ciney, Belgium.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 07, 2017, 10:57:31 AM
I'm not sure about the quality of their work....  8)
Roadside sign close to Toledo, Washington state.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on October 07, 2017, 11:20:58 AM
Interesting signage for sure, gets your attention!

The Lonestar in France is outstanding and that IH Eagle is sharp!

Jim
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 08, 2017, 02:39:52 AM
Checking on the beasties, Pilot truckstop in Brazil, IN.

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And another shot:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 08, 2017, 02:51:43 AM
"C-Town going doggy-style"  8)

Every now and then these truck transporters are stopping to spend the night in the local motel (The Lazy J) in Claresholm, AB, home base for Watt & Stewart.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 08, 2017, 02:57:10 AM
The drive shafts are not disconnected, instead of that they remove the axle shafts.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 08, 2017, 03:11:19 AM
"No more KW...."

At a truck scrap yard in Black Diamond, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: RobG on October 08, 2017, 09:37:26 AM
Hopefully the rebuilder Freightliners are the "before" examples  :D  The cool old Kenworth cab looks to be in decent condition,hopefully someone rebuilds that.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 09, 2017, 01:38:52 AM
Alberta Prime Beef cattle truck rolling on Highway 2 through C-Town, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 09, 2017, 01:41:40 AM
LoneStars in the snow @ Southland International, Lethbridge, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 09, 2017, 01:42:34 AM
Hitting the scales after loading at Michelin.
Loves truckstop, Lexington, SC.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 09, 2017, 01:57:44 AM
Action shot of the Terex 33-19 "Titan", the biggest tri-axle dump truck in the world @ Sparwood, BC.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on October 09, 2017, 08:05:48 AM
Hell of a nice shot there Erik, that thing is a beauty.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on October 09, 2017, 08:10:35 AM

Awesome pics Erik! Your Pete looks great. Love the b&w shot of the Lonestars as well! And that KW W900L cattle rig you got in TN is cool also.

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 09, 2017, 10:44:55 AM
More photos of the Titan and the specifications.

Back in the day, those were the biggest tyres in the world.
Nowadays the biggest "standard production" tyres are much bigger: 13'-4'' in diameter.


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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 09, 2017, 10:59:24 AM
I like this photo, it looks very basic but when you look closer at the mirrors and the shadows on the road and mirror, you can see that there is a lot going on....  8)
Northbound on I-29 in South Dakota.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 09, 2017, 11:26:04 AM
Another mirror photo, also Northbound on I-29 but this was in ND.

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Fixing a loose strap on I-29, a friendly police officer stopped behind me to secure the granny lane.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 10, 2017, 12:59:11 AM
One of the first H&R Transport Cascadias with super single rear tyres.
At the H&R yard in Lethbridge, AB (2010)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 10, 2017, 01:38:51 AM
I always liked the big grille on the Ford L9000 series.
This one was resting in a truck scrap yard in Black Diamond, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 10, 2017, 05:27:19 AM
1974 Scania LT 110 Super at a truck show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
At the back of the cab there is a working pipe organ mounted.


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Click on the photo below to listen to the ''Scania'monium''
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 10, 2017, 05:38:13 AM
I sure hope someone rescues the Ford L9000 from the scrappers yard. It would look good on the show circuit. :)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 11, 2017, 02:36:41 AM
Spending a cold weekend at the Flying J in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Not moving because of the oversize restrictions in SK and AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 12, 2017, 01:46:09 AM
Going for a nice meal at Kroll's Diner in Minot, ND.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 12, 2017, 04:25:10 AM
Love the diner pic. 8) Such a Jersey thing........didn't expect to see one in ND. ;D
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 12, 2017, 06:38:30 AM
Sharp looking 1983 Peterbilt 359 at a truck show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 12, 2017, 06:49:49 AM
The 359 in the post above was imported from Pennsylvania in 2009.
The owner is a member of the US HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS OWNERS CLUB (http://www.usashowtrucks.nl/jl/trucks-leden) in the Netherlands.


Here's the truck in the original brown colour, it's owned by Sander Hoogervorst.
Click photo to view more 8)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/kd27lt.jpg) (http://www.usashowtrucks.nl/jl/trucks-leden/category/59-sanderhoogervorst)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 13, 2017, 12:48:54 AM
Customised 379 with a few HUMVEEs, owner-operator for Landstar @ my favourite truckstop: Pilot/Flying J in Madison, GA.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 14, 2017, 01:27:46 AM
Being able to work in Canada, I had to take my driving tests again. (car + truck)
I used this old Volvo for the truck part and passed with flying colours  8)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Wreckerman on October 14, 2017, 07:19:49 AM
The student driver Volvo is a cool rig, itís rare to see a truck that looks that nice doing student driver duty. :)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 14, 2017, 12:38:39 PM
Two 'Plains All American Pipeline'' trucks, the Western Star is owned by Mesona Holdings from Vulcan, AB.
Both photos were taken in Lethbridge, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 15, 2017, 01:34:18 AM
''Green Goblin" Pete from Double V Trucking, Picture Butte, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 15, 2017, 10:49:49 AM
Staying the night at the yard of Kal Tyre in Stoney Creek, Ontario.
Delivering 4 'small' tyres (only 1 inch oversize) first thing in the morning.

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After tipping I took a few photos of how they put tyres on a rim.
For the really big tyres they use bigger equipment and the tyres go into a safety cage when they are inflated, but we are not allowed to take photos when we are delivering in the mines

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 15, 2017, 10:52:27 AM
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on October 15, 2017, 11:34:16 AM
Enjoyed the tires mounting series, cool set! How do they secure the flange shown being dropped into position with the forklift, I don't see any bolts or lugs?

Jim.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 15, 2017, 02:09:06 PM
The rings are conical, the pressure of the tyre is pushing them against the bead of the tyre and the rim.
Check photo #9 where you can see the rubber gasket to keep the air in.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 15, 2017, 02:15:02 PM
Very enjoyable series........liking it a lot. 8) At what point do you need escort cars? ??? And how much do you sit due to restrictions as to when you can be on the road? ???
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: kenworthman1976 on October 15, 2017, 03:42:09 PM
Love the boom truck action set with the Western Star!

Anna
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 15, 2017, 03:55:00 PM
At what point do you need escort cars? ???
And how much do you sit due to restrictions as to when you can be on the road? ???

Charlie, when travelling from the yard in SC to the yard in AB, we only need pilot cars for TN, KY and AB. (route = SC, GA, TN, KY, IL, IA, SD, ND, SK, AB)

In general, everything over 12í6″ wide needs a pilot car on interstates in the states of TN an KY.
Every truck has a big binder with yearly permits for most US states and Canadian provinces, but in a lot of cases one also needs to order (buy) permits that are valid for 5 days.

Everything that is wider than the trailer needs a permit, oversize banners and flags at the four lower corners of the truck/trailer, a two-way radio and strobe lights at the top of the cab and the rear of the trailer.
And also flags at the widest point of the load, front left/right and rear left/right.

For Georgia you need an amber strobe light, even when the trailer has it's own strobe lights, called the "Georgia beacon".
And for this GA beacon you also need to buy a yearly permit that is displayed as a sticker on your truck's side window.

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There are rumours that they want to introduce pilot cars for GA in the near future, making it next to impossible for W&S trucks to get from SC to the GA/TN state line in one day, because you never know when you can get a load at Michelin.
Sometimes you wait a whole week for a load and between loading and leaving for Ringgold, GA (where you pick up the pilot car for the next day) is not enough time to order a GA permit.

In some states you are allowed to start driving 30 minutes before sunset, in other state exactly at sunset and in other states 30 minutes after sunset.
Same goes for when it's getting dark: sometimes 30 minutes before, sometimes exactly at that time and sometimes 30 minutes after.

In some states you are not allowed to travel during the whole weekend, sometimes this starts at noon on Friday. In other states the restrictions are starting on Saturday at noon. In SK they have very complex rules, depending on the time of year, DST and with strange exceptions on Sunday morning.
National holidays are also non-moving days.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 15, 2017, 04:03:12 PM
Love the boom truck action set with the Western Star!

Anna
Anna, too bad that it's not allowed to take photos when delivering in the mines.
It's very impressive to see how they put a 13'-4'' tyre on a rim, inflate it and mount on the big dump trucks.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 15, 2017, 05:16:19 PM
Thanks for all the info Erik. ;) I've yet to catch one of your trucks. >:( I assume your GA-SC travels are on I-75 while I'm usually an I-95 guy. ;D
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Zeprome on October 15, 2017, 05:20:46 PM
Thanks for the interesting insight with this part of the industry! Beautiful pictures!

I especially like that decked out 379 with its extended bunk and extensive details with the fenders. It's a bit extreme, does the suspension synchronize with bumps the road? I hate to scratch/dent those elegant parts.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on October 15, 2017, 07:01:28 PM
Yeah this is an amazing series, I've always wondered how those tires were mounted. Thanks for sharing Erik.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on October 15, 2017, 07:28:37 PM

Yeah awesome photos and thanks for all the info on your job as well. I knew there were restrictions but I never knew the extent to which some of the states required things to be done for oversize loads.

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 16, 2017, 03:45:25 AM
Good to read that you like the photos and info  8)

Let's continue with a few LoneStar photos.
This one is shot at the Flying J in Hope, BC (where Jamie Davis from "Highway thru hell" has his yard)
It belongs to  T-Lane Transportation from Mission, BC.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 16, 2017, 04:15:01 AM
And some more shots from December 2010 at Southland International in Lethbridge, AB.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 16, 2017, 05:11:09 AM
Thanks for all the info Erik. ;) I've yet to catch one of your trucks. >:( I assume your GA-SC travels are on I-75 while I'm usually an I-95 guy. ;D

Yes Charlie, the route from SC to TN is I-20 to I-285 to I-75.
You might catch a W&S truck tipping lumber from BC in Charleston or Summerville.

I'm in Europe as we speak, don't think I will come back to trucking in North America.
But I had a very nice time, took a lot of road trips during my work for W&S.
Just parked the truck, rented a car and drove to interesting places.
Dispatch was okay with that since I lived in the truck and never took time off when I was at the yard in Alberta  8)

A few rental car photos, together with my trusty #014:

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Yeah.... that Chevy was really small... 8)
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In Alberta I had a CA$ 850.00 model year 1986 Mercury Grand Marquis to drive around, I even took that car on a road trip to Mexico, it never missed a beat!


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When I was working for H&R Transport I also rented cars, but they refused to give me any extra time off when I was not doing a reset at the yard in Lethbridge.
So my H&R road trips never lasted longer than my reset time...  :-\

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My colleagues at W&S called me "The Trucking Tourist"  ;D ;D ;D
I have tens of thousands of road trip photos, not sure if there is a place on this board to show some of them since they are not truck related?


Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 16, 2017, 05:44:22 AM
Erik

 About all your other touristy photos.........there's a thread called Scenes from the Cab under the Trucks and Driving header that sounds just perfect for your photos which I for one am eager to view. :)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 16, 2017, 06:45:57 AM
Thanks Charlie!

Click here (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=79208.0) to view my "The Trucking Tourist" thread  8)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 16, 2017, 04:38:06 PM
You're welcome Erik.......looking forward to your pics.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 17, 2017, 02:29:48 AM
Before moving to W&S I was working for H&R Transport in Lethbridge, AB.
After training every driver has to make two "mentor trips": one trip "South" (crossing the border and into the US) and the other one over the Canadian Rocky Mountains to Vancouver, BC.

This was my mentor truck for the Rocky Mountains trip, driven by a crazy Scotsman with a very strong accent:

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After the Rocky Mountains trip I was given truck #2362 and my first load took me to San Fransisco with boxed meat.
This photo was taken during a stop in Washington state:

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Pacific Ocean in California, living the dream...  8)

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Alberta entry along the Trans Canada Highway (TCH) at the Walsh rest area, SK.
With W&S this was the place where we picked up the pilot cars for Alberta:

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One of the last H&R Kenworths at the yard in Lethbridge, this was an owner-operator rig:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 17, 2017, 02:52:33 AM
Old H&R reefer at the yard in Lethbridge:

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Loading "Famous Potatoes" with truck #2167 in American Falls, Idaho:

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Tuck #2167 and Union Pacific locomotive #3741:

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Somewhere along the TCH in British Columbia, Westbound on my way to Vancouver:

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Making a stop at the White Post Auto Museum (https://www.whitepostautomuseum.com/) along the TCH in Tappen, BC:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 17, 2017, 01:11:48 PM
Erik

 Thought I'd share this photo of your old Pete that was taken by Jim Hurley in Effingham IL back in September 2010. Jim was a valued member of this Forum & a good friend who passed away in July 2017........he took this photo on a cross country trip and his wife was kind enough to send me this truck photo which you might like.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 17, 2017, 01:24:37 PM
Thanks for sharing, Charlie!

Unfortunately, the old Pete is no longer in service with W&S, the new number 014 is a short nose, lightweight Cascadia.
Those tractors are so light (they don't even have a passenger seat) that they can haul five of the biggest mining tyres across to Canada, instead of only four + 1 smaller tyre. (as shown in the photo)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on October 17, 2017, 07:27:40 PM

I've seen a few of those Freightliners, they do look like they'd be pretty light. Cool photos from when you were with H&R also!

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 18, 2017, 01:41:27 AM
Here's the new #007 at the yard in Claresholm, back in 2014, this was one of the first two lightweight Cascadias.
Together with the first Coronado, waiting for the headache rack and other modifications.

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Here's the old #007, one day before the photos above, at the Husky truckstop in Swift Current, SK.
The driver, Jason from the UK, was NOT happy that he had to swap his 386 for a Freightliner....

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on October 18, 2017, 11:50:47 PM
I quite like the Coronado though, that would be a better ride to get then the Cascadia, even though they look alright in the colours of your fleet.

Jim.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 19, 2017, 01:42:52 AM
There's another 007 in town, this Pete belongs to Don Needham Trucking from Claresholm, AB  ;)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on October 20, 2017, 01:02:20 AM
Nice!

Jim.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 20, 2017, 02:13:06 AM
I quite like the Coronado though, that would be a better ride to get then the Cascadia, even though they look alright in the colours of your fleet.

Most drivers are very happy with the Coronado, the driver's cab is much wider compared with the old Peterbilts.
More photos of truck #003:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on October 20, 2017, 08:09:28 AM
Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing them all!
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 21, 2017, 03:17:29 AM
Entering the Equality State with a load of Canadian lumber for Texas.

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 22, 2017, 05:00:43 AM
Kenworth T-series, the truck belongs to Emmert International from Clackamas, Oregon.
Spotted at a rest area along the  I-74 in Illinois.
Talking about a long range fuel tank....  ;D ;D ;D

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on October 22, 2017, 09:50:23 AM
How cool is that? Great shots Erik, that's a hell of a catch right there.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 22, 2017, 11:03:55 AM
The Emmert KW T800W (wide hood) is indeed an awesome catch........makes your Pete look scrawny. ;D A lot of motel nights with an oversize load like that.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 23, 2017, 03:02:07 AM
COE Peterbilt in Indiana.
Really early in the morning, so I had to pull a few tricks since it was still very dark:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Wreckerman on October 23, 2017, 03:22:07 PM
Wow, sweet looking Pete!
Awesome catch! 8)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 24, 2017, 02:48:12 AM
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on October 24, 2017, 07:08:43 PM

Awesome find on the 362!

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on October 24, 2017, 09:07:35 PM
Yeah, that thing's a beaut. Did you pull out the tripod? Occasionally I'll use my car window to hold my camera steady so I can set my shutter speed super low to get night shots.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 25, 2017, 03:17:07 AM
More IOWA 80 photos:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 25, 2017, 06:37:36 AM
Did you pull out the tripod?

No, I worked a little with the ISO settings and shutter speed.
Didn't use an tripod, I placed the camera on top of the Tri-Pac unit on the chassis of my tractor  :D
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 26, 2017, 03:33:25 AM
The Dodge Power Wagon at the fast food area:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 27, 2017, 04:43:48 AM
More from IOWA 80 (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

1939 International, inside the IOWA 80 Kitchen restaurant:

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Somewhere on a plaque it says that this is a 1918 Oldsmobile truck.
But the plate on the grille says 1919... :
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on October 27, 2017, 05:10:18 AM
Wonder if the Dodge Power Wagon gets shuttled between IA & NC? ??? They had the exact display at the Kenly NC truck stop a year or so ago. ;D
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on October 27, 2017, 11:31:59 AM
Did you pull out the tripod?

No, I worked a little with the ISO settings and shutter speed.
Didn't use an tripod, I placed the camera on top of the Tri-Pac unit on the chassis of my tractor  :D

Ah ok, well it looks great regardless. For a low light shot the grain is about as minimal as it gets. I like your shots of the old International and Dodge at Iowa 80 too.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on October 28, 2017, 01:42:19 AM
And more IOWA 80 photos (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2r3ik5h.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/x3g7kp.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/f1xoo3.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/i19tv8.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 03, 2017, 02:34:28 AM
And even more IOWA 80 photos (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2dvlctg.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/ej0wz.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2pyti6r.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2rn7mhf.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 04, 2017, 02:23:24 AM
And more.... (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2irap94.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/pbt42.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2h7kxf6.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2vjcu81.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on November 04, 2017, 04:51:52 PM
I need to go there......looks like quite the place!!

Jim.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 04, 2017, 05:05:52 PM
I passed there on I-80 every 3 weeks or so, after a few visits you've seen it all and have enough of that circus.
It's like doing a regular run from Canada to LA via I-15: after a while you avoid stopping at the Wild Wild West truckstop in Vegas to spend a night on the town.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: RobG on November 04, 2017, 07:52:38 PM
I enjoyed stopping there ,very glad I finally had the chance to check it out.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 05, 2017, 05:27:59 AM
Here are more IOWA 80 photos (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2qi63q8.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2nby8w4.jpg)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2mzwduv.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2ytsj86.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2wc1sg5.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 05, 2017, 05:33:50 AM
And the final photos from the inside of the truckstop (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2r553z6.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2s7hz5x.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/dr9g1e.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zz00lj.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/6r26ty.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on November 05, 2017, 05:48:20 AM
If you're a chrome junkie this must be heaven. ;D
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 05, 2017, 06:01:09 AM
It's also not a bad place when you're looking for a few extra lights...  8)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/6z8xlx.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 06, 2017, 05:24:57 AM
Super-B grain truck entering Highway 16 in Saskatchewan. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/28v5a8l.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/n4aa2v.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 07, 2017, 02:40:18 AM
Taking a bath at the Blue Beacon Truck Wash in Columbia, SC (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
Opposite the Flying J and next door to Peterbilt Columbia:

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2yjuixz.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/r85n5k.jpg)





Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 07, 2017, 02:41:52 AM
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/11m6e61.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2irvoyo.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 07, 2017, 02:44:21 AM
All the trucks hauling the big tyres are, of course, using Michelins  8)


(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2wgxg7l.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2q9fe60.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 07, 2017, 02:54:00 AM
After an hour or so, this was the result (http://s9.tinypic.com/rw6ps9_th.jpg)


(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/ipcehv.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2my0uva.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 07, 2017, 02:54:30 AM
Back at the yard in Lexington, I decided that this was the right moment for a photo shoot (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)


(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/s3o51v.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2upfmud.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on November 07, 2017, 11:05:33 PM
Pride in your ride is a good thing!! Looks fantastic!

Jim
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 08, 2017, 03:25:47 AM
Together with Will from England on a trip from SC to the yard in AB.
This is the route:
SC, GA, TN, KY, IL ,IA, SD, ND, crossing the border @ Portal into SK and finally to C-Town, AB.

4201 km, you do the math...  8)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2eba2vl.jpg)

Will was driving a 2012 "slope nose" 368 with a load of ten 10' mining tyres.
Fuel stop + 30 minutes break @ Love's truckstop, Nickajack Lake, Tennessee:

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2h3vskn.jpg)

I-24 close to Chattanooga, TN.
This stretch of road goes from the GA/TN state line into TN, back to GA and into TN again:

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/qnplia.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 08, 2017, 03:32:35 AM
Photo shoot, I-29 Northbound @ Nunda rest area, SD (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/21vkaw.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2isyygw.jpg)


''We had two of our best comin' outta the West......''  8)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/11wfpjs.jpg)

Staging.....

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/26261lg.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 09, 2017, 04:36:23 AM
A few random truck photos, on the road in MN and WI (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/29lo9oz.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2zdowba.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/v3g36r.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2rep6pc.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 10, 2017, 04:34:39 AM
Chevrolet Bison at a truck show in Ciney, Belgium. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

RICHMOND WELL DRILLING INC. LEWISTOWN, MO on the doors.
There were still IFTA Missouri stickers from 2007 on this tractor.

Under the Bison emblem there is a dealer logo saying 'Jennings Chevrolet, Palmyra, Ill'.

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi64.tinypic.com/jaw9z4.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2drwily.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on November 10, 2017, 12:36:59 PM
The Bison is very cool. 8) The owner must be one proud guy. :)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on November 10, 2017, 03:28:15 PM

Great photos! Love the two Peterbilts together in the group photo.

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 10, 2017, 04:34:28 PM
It was a good thing that this was on a very windy day.
The orange flags were waving in the wind, just a little touch that makes the photos looking better (http://s9.tinypic.com/rw6ps9_th.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on November 11, 2017, 12:09:56 AM
Awesome grab on the Bison, even though it has a GMC grille, it seems it definitely was/is a Bison. Those Chevy grilles must be impossible to get if needed as this is not the first Bison I've seen with the General  grille, still a beauty!

Jim
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 11, 2017, 12:12:07 AM
The Bison is very cool. 8) The owner must be one proud guy. :)

There was a sign on the radiator grille saying that this is the only Bison in Europe, I think that's right.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on November 11, 2017, 12:14:17 AM
Oh, didn't catch that is was in Europe till just now, interesting, a long nose too yet!

Jim
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 11, 2017, 12:16:30 AM
1961 Mack B61 Thermodyne with a diesel engine, parked on a farm close to Waterton, AB: (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2i6yp3a.jpg)

And another single axle black Mack in the same area, I came across this one in Lethbridge, AB:

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2d282h0.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: RobG on November 11, 2017, 04:15:46 PM
The old cabover Mack is cool,not very many of those left ,especially around here.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on November 11, 2017, 04:30:13 PM
Single axle Cruiseliners have got to be a pretty rare bird. 8) I'm not sure if I've ever seen one. :-\
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 11, 2017, 04:48:14 PM
The last time I was in Lethbridge, the truck was no longer parked in the usual spot close to the main H&R Transport yard.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 12, 2017, 04:25:47 AM
This is David's 389, I met him at the Pilot truckstop in Eaton, OH. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
He's driving for S. St. George Enterprises from Fredonia, NY.

David told me that when he saw me taking photos, he was hoping that I was working for the CAT Scales photo card series  ;D
(those little cards attached to your weight ticket)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2rg1fv6.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/dh5mdg.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2u7ndpx.jpg)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2r4o96t.jpg)

After fueling, David became my truckstop neighbour:

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2rclf11.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 13, 2017, 06:05:33 AM
Western Star Super-B on Highway 23 in AB. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/23w8d44.jpg)

Cattle truck kicking up dust on the Trans Canada Highway in BC.

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/1xgy0.jpg)

5th wheel truck transport, somewhere Southbound on I-85 in NC.

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2m3psid.jpg)



Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on November 13, 2017, 10:11:43 PM

Love the black and white photos, cool shot especially of the trucks in transit 8)

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 15, 2017, 07:48:01 AM
And a few random photos (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

I took this photo to show my brother the Wirtgen equipment in the US, he owns a road construction company and we've visited the Wirtgen factory in Germany a few times.

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2z8940j.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2ly0cwm.jpg)


And that KW W900L cattle rig you got in TN is cool also.

Jon, I've found another photo of the Kenworth at the Pilot in Brazil, IN (http://s9.tinypic.com/rw6ps9_th.jpg)
(edit: It's Brazil, Indiana)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/v83ioi.jpg)


Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 16, 2017, 05:52:28 AM
Love the black and white photos, cool shot especially of the trucks in transit 8)

Here's a colour shot of the Cascadia train (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
(I've posted that photo before but for some reason that post is no longer available..?)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi63.tinypic.com/21o30b6.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 18, 2017, 10:46:08 AM
Spotted in Boise, ID, this Peterbilt owned by Max R. Gould & son farming from Teton City in that state. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2hz0leg.jpg)

At the Flying J in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan:

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2hogq4w.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on November 18, 2017, 03:32:39 PM

Cool catch on the Cascadia piggyback trucks. I have terrible luck getting good photos of trucks in transit, most of them get cut off with the exception of a few. I have heard that gig is pretty good, I don't remember where I read it, but supposedly some of the companies pays for you to fly out and pick up the trucks, as most are factory to dealerships, though I think sometimes they go to the fleets directly.
Interesting how we haul them here. In Europe, the major carriers (Dutch fleet De Rooy Transport is the only one that comes to mind) haul the trucks on specialized carrier trucks, rather than just driving the lead unit and stacking the rest like we do here in the States. I never understood why we don't use truck carriers here, driving the new truck puts a lot of miles on the lead truck, but who knows.

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 18, 2017, 04:36:08 PM
De Rooy (he used to drive modified DAF trucks in the Paris-Dakar rally) is the in-home transporter for the DAF truck factory in the city of Eindhoven.
Zandbergen is doing the same work for Scania and have special trucks (notice the rear of the cab) for truck transport.
On the journey to Sweden one truck transporter is loaded onto the other transporter to save fuel.

Photo is not mine:

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/30hsgvp.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on November 18, 2017, 04:53:26 PM

Ah cool, yeah I've noticed they have cab cutouts on the Scania's, I had never known what the name of the fleet was. I know a few people I follow on Flickr get photos of De Rooy trucks loaded with DAF's heading into the UK (presumably either to the Leyland facility or to dealers/customers). I've always wondered though why companies in the US don't do it this way. Sure, it's an upfront cost on equipment, but over time it uses less fuel, doesn't waste miles on trucks that are going to customers, and from what I have seen in photos like this, they can deck 3 or more tractors this way, which is the same with a piggy back setup, just remove the air fairings over the roof.

Swift Transportation used to have a flatbed account out near their HQ in Phoenix, AZ, where they hauled sheetrock or gypsum or something like that, and used three truck teams. 1 Freightliner Columbia single axle with the shorter Condo sleeper, hauling double flatbed trailers, and 2 Freightliner Argosy with flatbed bodies that each had 1 pup trailer in tow. They would stack all three trucks down to their pick-up point, with the drivers all sharing the cab on the way down, and driving separate with their loads back. Would save fuel and miles on the odometer as well. I don't think they still have that account however.

But, and maybe it's just the regional differences here in the US, it seems that the piggyback method of transporting trucks is a very un-economical compared to Europe.

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on November 18, 2017, 05:37:03 PM
Jon

 In the US I believe most of the driveaway companies only provide drivers so there's no upfront cost for a truck plus insurance, fuel,etc. Not sure if all companies work this way or not but several I know of expect the driver to find his own way home at his own expense. Not a lot of investment for the company and that's probably why we do it the way we do here.

Also I'd think the towing vehicle (lead tractor) is sold at some discount to either the dealer or fleet owner to account for the intransit miles & wear and tear.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Mackinac359 on November 19, 2017, 04:13:11 AM
Active-USA arranges the transportation back for drivers, at least for the Peterbilt and KW deliveries.



Jon

 In the US I believe most of the driveaway companies only provide drivers so there's no upfront cost for a truck plus insurance, fuel,etc. Not sure if all companies work this way or not but several I know of expect the driver to find his own way home at his own expense. Not a lot of investment for the company and that's probably why we do it the way we do here.

Also I'd think the towing vehicle (lead tractor) is sold at some discount to either the dealer or fleet owner to account for the intransit miles & wear and tear.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 19, 2017, 04:34:14 AM
The drivers from these new trucks stopped in Claresholm on a regular base, they always stayed at the same motel I was living in when I was at the yard.
They told me that a flight back home was organised and payed for by the company they work for.

Sometimes when they ended up close to Vancouver, they were retuning rental RV's from Cruise Canada to the other side of the country before flying back home.

"C-Town going doggy-style"  8)

Every now and then these truck transporters are stopping to spend the night in the local motel (The Lazy J) in Claresholm, AB, home base for Watt & Stewart.

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/15me3k2.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/iodw0x.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/ojdq8n.jpg)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2n80cif.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: wpmover on November 19, 2017, 09:44:57 AM
1961 Mack B61 Thermodyne with a diesel engine, parked on a farm close to Waterton, AB: (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2i6yp3a.jpg)

And another single axle black Mack in the same area, I came across this one in Lethbridge, AB:

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2d282h0.jpg)
      I put a ton of miles on that cabover when it was owned by McLean Moving in Lethbridge!!
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 19, 2017, 10:50:06 AM
  I put a ton of miles on that cabover when it was owned by McLean Moving in Lethbridge!!

It's a small world!

Any idea what happened to the truck?
The photo is from 2011.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 20, 2017, 02:57:48 AM
At the flying J in Nanton, AB:
Truck #003 on Highway 2, Northbound to the mines in BC (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/35ddg86.jpg)

Wow, lifting axles on a trailer in North America:

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/259ki75.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Hanky on November 20, 2017, 11:11:20 AM
Seeing lots of lifting axles here in BC now lots of chip trailers with them, also lumber haulers that come to our saw mill.  Loggers are all cut to length short logs here and have B trains and lead trailers all lift 1 or 2 
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 21, 2017, 11:51:11 AM
Dropped my trailer at the truckstop to get a nice meal in "downtown" Madison, GA.
My favourite Southern stop! (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/25yulxl.jpg)

The largest in the world.... :D
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/5bcykx.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 22, 2017, 11:23:04 AM
Once again, a Western Star Super-B on Highway 23 in Alberta (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2dvtxj9.jpg)

Hay, hay, hay: another Peterbilt with number 14.
Spotted somewhere on the prairies in Southern Alberta.

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2uy0i1f.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Wreckerman on November 23, 2017, 12:34:37 PM
The ĎStar with the super b is really cool, Iíd love to go to Canada one day, Iíve never seen a super b in person before.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 24, 2017, 02:24:10 AM
The 53' doubles are even more impressive.
Here's a video of yours truly overtaking a Bison Cascadia double on the Trans Canada Highway in Saskatchewan.

The driver was paying attention and gave me some extra space by moving a little bit over the white line (http://s9.tinypic.com/rw6ps9_th.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/muwggg.jpg) (https://youtu.be/_NeoUBZooIM)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: wpmover on November 26, 2017, 01:20:02 PM
  I put a ton of miles on that cabover when it was owned by McLean Moving in Lethbridge!!

It's a small world!

Any idea what happened to the truck?
The photo is from 2011.
    I haven"t seen it in a few years>
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 28, 2017, 03:38:24 PM
My late friend John in truck #019, highballing through some sharp curves in Tennessee (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/24g7f9l.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 29, 2017, 05:37:55 AM
Scania R720 Longline (extended cab) P.K.M. Logistique from Noyon, France at a truckshow in Ciney, Belgium (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/14kxjfc.jpg)

At the same location, this Scania T143, owned by Jaspers-Vendrix from Zonhoven, Belgium.

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2dcdcib.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 30, 2017, 04:10:55 AM
This custom 379 also belongs to P.K.M. Logistique from Noyon, France (just like the Longline above and the yellow LoneStar I posted before in this thread) (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2mpbsjq.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/212b91v.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on November 30, 2017, 04:28:07 AM
LoneStar with a French registration at a truck show in Ciney, Belgium.

(click image for a 1800 x 1200 pixels view)
(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2db6ve8.jpg)



The photo above is from 2014, nowadays the  P.K.M. Logistique LoneStar has a "snake theme"  8)

Here is a video of the new look:

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/296doy8.jpg) (https://youtu.be/PKbKQFfqDhY)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 01, 2017, 03:34:28 AM
Loading truck #031 at the tyre yard in Claresholm, AB.

In 80% of the trips the long haul trucks are tipping their tyres from the US here.
Super-B's are taking them up to the mines in AB and BC when they are needed by the mining companies (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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(http://oi67.tinypic.com/10h97yh.jpg)

These new colleagues were getting instructions and useful tips from a veteran driver  8)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 01, 2017, 03:39:51 AM
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 01, 2017, 03:47:23 AM
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 01, 2017, 03:54:55 AM
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/23i80te.jpg)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 01, 2017, 09:10:10 AM
Old tyres are cut up for easy (not oversize) transport back to the US for recycling. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi64.tinypic.com/14uie86.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on December 01, 2017, 01:12:37 PM
Enjoyable & informative series on a slice of the industry I rarely see in my area. 8)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Wreckerman on December 01, 2017, 09:56:26 PM
I second what Charlie said, very interesting round of pics!
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 02, 2017, 05:01:11 AM
Western Star and Kenworth grain trucks from Idaho rolling into Claresholm.
Southbound on Highway 2 in AB (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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(http://oi68.tinypic.com/4rss5l.jpg)

Gibsons (http://www.gibsons.com/Business-Need/Business-Segment/Truck-Transportation.aspx) Peterbilt in Lethbridge, AB.

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2qs5lra.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on December 02, 2017, 07:48:13 PM

Nice photos, interesting that the grain trucks appear to be A-trains as opposed to super-B's. Are those common in Alberta?

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on December 02, 2017, 09:13:43 PM

Nice photos, interesting that the grain trucks appear to be A-trains as opposed to super-B's. Are those common in Alberta?

Jon

They are A-trains Jon, they are from the USA! Not common in Alberta.

Jim.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 03, 2017, 03:53:59 PM
Sharp blue Peterbilt @ IOWA 80, Walcott, IA (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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(http://oi63.tinypic.com/6h5fyp.jpg)

Truck with a message, I came across this one at the Pilot truckstop in Perryville, Maryland:

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/x544l1.jpg)

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/33k8aar.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 04, 2017, 11:48:41 AM
Two 53' doubles, Northbound (direction Calgary) on Highway 2 in Claresholm, AB (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 05, 2017, 02:25:25 AM
Checking engine and fluids @ the yard in Canada, parked next to a brand spanking new #009 (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 06, 2017, 12:14:56 AM
Another shot of the ''Hi-Way 9'' 53' double parked in Claresholm, AB.
The driver stopped to get a sandwich at the local Subway (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2qa9253.jpg)

Trucks at the yard, also in C-Town, AB:

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2up3d03.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 07, 2017, 05:27:27 AM
Tarping 1.0 (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)


First you get yourself an old Peterbilt with a tri-axle trailer and stop for a nice photo at a lake, somewhere along Highway 95 in BC, Canada:
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/53jwad.jpg)

When you arrive at WynnWood in Wynndel, you put your trailer wheels on the scales and the forklift driver starts loading the timber.
You can see the red display of the weight indicator above the little shed on the left of the truck:

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2iw7uz9.jpg)

After the first layer of wood, the forklift driver gives you the okay to "belly wrap" the timber (putting a few straps over this part of the load)
Next he puts a second (and sometimes third) layer on the trailer.
When the weights are OK you put more straps over the load.
Best thing is to do this before you are parked next to the tarping station, because you need some space to throw the straps.

Here's a typical tarping station, this one has room for three trucks:

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 07, 2017, 05:45:16 AM
As you can see, the friendly forklift driver already placed the heavy tarps on top of the load, front and back. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
(my truck is the one in the middle here)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2060cx0.jpg)

Now you put on a safety harness, at this company they are nicely stored in this little wooden locker,
Safety tips and instructions are on the inside of the door:

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2mfgi0w.jpg)

The hook on this cable, coming from the fall-protection device, goes into the eye at the back of the harness:

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/svm9o1.jpg)

The fall-protection device is moving freely on this H-beam above the load:

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2rwlxme.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 07, 2017, 06:09:43 AM
Now you can step onto the load (by using a little ''draw bridge design'' ramp) and start to unfold the tarps.

You start with the rear tarp, so the front tarp will overlap the rear tarp.
(this way the wind and rain will not go under the tarp when you're going down the road)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
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Here you can see the little pull-up ramp that you use to enter the load:

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2qizskm.jpg)

All covered up, now you can go down the stairs and put the rubber tarp straps on.
I always kept the harness on until I was finished tarping, because sometimes you have to get back on the trailer when something is not right.
We all know how easy it is to forget about safety when you ''only have to do something quick''.

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2v2v4v8.jpg)

Notice that the driver of the Super-B that was loading next to me is not wearing his safety harness.
I think that's stupid: especially when there are "holes" under the tarp because of the way you are loaded, it's so easy to trip and fall.

And no: I'm not a saint, not at all.
But it's not a lot of work to strap a harness on and respect the rules of the company where you are loading.
So if you don't do it for your own safety, just do it so that trucks from your company are welcome to come back in the future (http://s9.tinypic.com/rw6ps9_th.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 07, 2017, 06:36:50 AM
This looks pretty good, notice how the seams on the tarp are exactly on top of the edges of the load, I like it that way.
And I think that when your tarping looks neat and tight, the DOT person at the scales will also notice that you take pride in your work.
(same goes for a clean truck, but that's also just my opinion...)

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At the front of the trailer: put the middle section of the tarp OVER the flaps that will cross to the front of the trailer, this will keep the wind and rain out.
At the rear of the trailer: put the middle section UNDER the flaps.

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2euhmkg.jpg)

Here's the result, ready for 4 days on the road to Tennessee (http://s9.tinypic.com/rw6ps9_th.jpg)
As you can see, I always put three extra straps over the tarps: one at the front, one at the middle where the two tarps meet and one at the rear.

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2887cc6.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Hanky on December 07, 2017, 10:15:14 AM
Great write up about tarping job well done. :)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on December 07, 2017, 04:45:09 PM
Excellent series on the tarping job. :) Do most companies have racks like that for the drivers to tarp loads or are they few & far between? ??? I recall seeing one at a company in Avenel NJ that made sheet rock but that's about it. :-\
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 07, 2017, 05:10:00 PM
All the big lumber companies in Canada are using them, come to think of it: I never came across one of these in the US.

With W&S we were paid for tarping a load, I never mind doing it and you are getting pretty handy doing it after a few times.
It beats wating hours and hours at a distribution centre to load your reefer trailer at crazy hours and not getting paid for your time at all.

And we only had to tarp once every three weeks or so, driving from AB or BC to somewhere in the US to tip.
If the tipping address was not too far from Brantford, ON, we were directed back over the border to load lumber there.
That company did not want us to tarp the loads, so throwing a few straps and you were ready to go back South again.

After tipping the second load of lumber we were sent to the yard in Lexington, SC to load the big mining tyres.
Maybe doing a reset, waiting for a load and driving back to AB in about 4 days.

Next you had a few days off and back to loading lumber again, or maybe even picking up a pre-loaded trailer at the yard.
So if you had to tarp 15 times in one year, it was a lot.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on December 08, 2017, 12:11:10 AM
Nice job here, if I ever have to tarp again, I may just come back to this and see what to do, nothing like learning from one who does it and does well!

Jim
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 08, 2017, 02:28:09 AM
Canada beware: The British are coming!!
This was at the Flying J in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on December 08, 2017, 06:35:41 AM
Hey Jim maybe we can run team? ??? As long as you do the tarping I'm good with it. ;D

Just curious........any reason why the one lumber company didn't want its loads tarped? ???
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 08, 2017, 08:56:47 AM
The customer has to pay for tarping in the end, but the lumber already comes with wrapping... so I never understood this whole tarping thing.
They transport the same packages on open trains without tarps all over North America and when we tip the load, most of the time it's stored outside in a yard without any tarps on it

This is a photo of a ''Brantford load'', ready for tipping at a construction site in North Carolina:
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(http://oi66.tinypic.com/1z6yw6r.jpg)


So I often wondered about this when I had to tarp a load in the snow or take off the tarps under the hot Texas sun.... (http://s9.tinypic.com/dwlfr_th.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: cash flow on December 08, 2017, 03:31:18 PM
At the Huber Engineered Woods facility in Easton, Maine, they do have a tarping station installed about 15 years ago following a fatal fall off a load by a driver.  They can do 2 trucks at a time.  Most of their loads are tarped, although some are not. 

My understanding is that you use the tarping station, or as Eric pointed out, you're not invited to ever come back.

At the Lowes DC in Westfield, MA, they use a crane to remove the tarps inside the warehouse before they unload the trailer. They pick up the tarp amd set it down on the floor for the driver to fold the tarps.

Dave
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Hanky on December 08, 2017, 03:41:15 PM
Here in Princeton no loads are tarped at our Weyerhauser mill and it is a huge mill. every once in a while you see a trucker putting his Tarps on down town.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 09, 2017, 04:48:11 AM
Special oversize load for Revelstoke (up in the Canadian part of the Rocky Mountains in BC), along the Trans Canada Highway.
I took this shot at the yard in Claresholm, AB (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
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(http://oi65.tinypic.com/rjh4pw.jpg)

The Pilot car hauled from BC:

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2z5ukue.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 13, 2017, 12:17:54 PM
This red Pete with Illinois plates is driven by an owner-operator, he hauls for Landstar Ranger.
Spotted at the Pilot truckstop in Oak Grove, KY (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
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(http://oi65.tinypic.com/25h2t8h.jpg)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Wreckerman on December 13, 2017, 07:45:49 PM
Sharp catch on the Landstar Pete! 8)
It seems that Landstar must pay decent wages, because the majority of the trucks I see running for them are pretty sharp.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 14, 2017, 05:06:25 PM
♪♫ Almost heaven....♫♪
On I-79, coming from Pittsburgh, PA.  Southbound and down in the rain (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
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(http://oi68.tinypic.com/hrzwuc.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 16, 2017, 02:08:40 AM
The parking lot at IOWA 80, always good for nice photos (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

Steppin' on out Trucking (http://www.quicktransportsolutions.com/truckingcompany/florida/steppin-on-out-trucking-usdot-951014.php) from Hudson, FL.
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/6if9ea.jpg)

Dough Davidson Trucking (http://www.quicktransportsolutions.com/truckingcompany/ohio/doug-davidson-trucking-llc-usdot-1245725.php) from Salem, OH.

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2ibdvm0.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on December 16, 2017, 07:05:25 PM
Damn skippy, you got a nice pair o' Paccars there. I also like the military antiques at the top as well.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on December 17, 2017, 09:32:41 AM
On special request: more photos from my favourite truck scrap yard in Black Diamond, AB (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)
(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/fy0jfc.jpg)

I really love this 50's snub nose International COE truck  (http://s9.tinypic.com/rw6ps9_th.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/rjhaw8.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Hanky on December 17, 2017, 11:22:35 AM
Erik what the chance of a picture of the Green Pacific, in the background.  Thanks.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Hanky on December 17, 2017, 04:10:15 PM
Thanks, they are not really connected,  here is the link to Pacific which I wrote a few years ago.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/hank_rabe_pacific_story.htm
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on December 20, 2017, 08:23:16 AM

If only I had the cash, I would love to save that A-model. The cab looks pretty solid, would definitely need a whole new drivetrain I'm sure, but it looks very salvageable. I already have ideas in my head for what I'd do with it, but I'm not a lottery winner so no go ;D

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on February 02, 2018, 11:21:02 AM
Mike Horn's magnificent blue 389 at the Pilot truckstop in Oak Grove, KY. (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi66.tinypic.com/2ebx2zo.jpg)

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Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Blue Mule74 on February 04, 2018, 05:23:55 AM
Nice Series, I like the old A model Kenworth
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on February 04, 2018, 11:48:33 AM
Mike Horn Trucking (https://www.quicktransportsolutions.com/truckingcompany/illinois/mike-horn-trucking-usdot-517686.php)

More photos from Mike's Pete (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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(http://oi63.tinypic.com/29lfeqg.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2cx9bd.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2mg3250.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on February 06, 2018, 03:09:09 PM
And more... (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi65.tinypic.com/23h84rq.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/6fqtud.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2wq4fh3.jpg)

Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on February 06, 2018, 04:02:31 PM
That is one good great looking Peterbilt. :) 8)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jimmy B on February 06, 2018, 04:31:50 PM
Nice truck, even better photos.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Jon_G on February 06, 2018, 07:07:41 PM

Agree with Jimmy, great photos. That truck is perfection!

Jon
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on February 07, 2018, 11:44:26 AM
The colour of the tractor is amazing, a very deep blue with some flakes in it.
The photos don't do it justice.

Here are the last 4 of a selection from the 50+ photos I took that day (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

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(http://oi68.tinypic.com/2evs2tt.jpg)

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2wp85me.jpg)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/atu4xh.jpg)

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/2sbv1q8.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: partsman88 on February 07, 2018, 08:11:33 PM
Damn, looks like everything's new except the turbo on that motor. Great shots of a sharp truck Erik.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: JJG on February 07, 2018, 10:51:27 PM
Perfect Peterbilt!

Jim.
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on February 08, 2018, 12:35:54 PM
Same location in KY, this good looking T680 with a reefer owned by Tuff Transport (https://www.quicktransportsolutions.com/truckingcompany/florida/tuff-transport-inc-usdot-1214759.php) from Winter Haven, FL (http://oi66.tinypic.com/1zcflt1.jpg)

(click image for a 1600 x 1069 pixels view) (http://oi64.tinypic.com/2vdpeuo.jpg)
(http://oi67.tinypic.com/fcpn38.jpg)

I was parked there for the weekend, waiting to tip my lumber load from BC in Nashville on Monday morning.
The local truck wash was closed for some reason, so I could not clean the truck on the outside during this reset.

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/2lb03mw.jpg)

(http://oi68.tinypic.com/zujgg9.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: Erik Boattail on February 14, 2018, 02:28:55 AM
Received these photos from a little accident involving J Grady Randolph Inc. (JGR) (https://www.quicktransportsolutions.com/truckingcompany/southcarolina/j-grady-randolph-inc-usdot-63410.php) from Gaffney, SC.

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/24ec5f5.jpg)

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/34655pi.jpg)
Title: Re: My truck photos
Post by: charlie on February 14, 2018, 06:02:12 AM
Well at least the cargo just bounced a bit & nothing was broken. :P