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Felipe Garcia

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Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:53:09 PM »
Due to work obligations, I've found myself driving to Playa del Carmen every week or every other week, since I'm the one driving (and the highway is separated by trees) I can only take pictures when stopped in select spots, that said, I always to try to find an opportunity to get something.

Cemex Cascadia at the Chichen-Itza toll plaza
Cemex Freightliner Cascadia by Felipe G, on Flickr

Yucarro Prostar and others, under a full moon, at the Valladolid / La Isla rest stop
Yucarro International Prostar by Felipe G, on Flickr

Right around Km 215 lies the old customs station, this was an internal checkpoint at the Yucatan-Quintana Roo state line, as all of QR was considered a border zone. If any of you traveled around northern Mexico, you might remember the customs stations which were 26 kilometers from the border, or at the edge of the border zone, if it was further out than 26km. After those stations were shut down after legislative changes, they fell out of use and nowadays they house sanitary inspections for trucks hauling plants, livestock or fruits, restrooms, information booths, and other things. This particular station has tourist information, restrooms (first restrooms coming from Cancun, last restrooms going) and sometimes a police checkpoint. As the last restroom stop, it's not uncommon to find trucks parked on the left shoulder, since that's where they can parallel park.

Cemex T800B
Cemex 1910 Kenworth T800B by Felipe G, on Flickr

Cruz Azul Cascadia
Cemento Cruz Azul Freightliner Cascadia by Felipe G, on Flickr

Yucarro International 4400
Yucarro International 4400 by Felipe G, on Flickr
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Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:53:09 PM »

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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 07:58:09 PM »
Cool stuff, particularly the two Cascadias, very nice rigs. 8)
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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 05:56:25 AM »
Hi Filipe - nice pictures ; I like that night shot.


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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 03:29:08 PM »
Yeah that night shot is very neat. I like the two Cemex tankers too, especially the T800 as it looks more suited to the job.

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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 04:39:26 PM »
Glad to see your new posts Felipe. :) I also like the 2 CEMEX tankers. 8) How long is the Merida-Cancun Toll Road? ???

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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 09:14:17 AM »
Nice! I'm happy to see pictures from our friends to the south.
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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 12:31:03 AM »
Nice Series
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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 03:31:25 PM »

I'm liking all the double tankers, very cool!

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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2018, 08:33:31 PM »
Thanks for all the comments!

Glad to see your new posts Felipe. :) I also like the 2 CEMEX tankers. 8) How long is the Merida-Cancun Toll Road? ???

241km, plus ~69km between Merida and the start of the toll road.

If my math is right, the toll road is 205km to Playa del Carmen (there's a spur starting at KmP 237, built sometime between 2012 and 15) plus the 69km free section.


Yeah that night shot is very neat. I like the two Cemex tankers too, especially the T800 as it looks more suited to the job.
Believe it or not, they exclusively ran T800s from the early 90s up until the mid 2000s (before the transportation units were even unified as Cemex Transportes), plus T450 and FL106 straight trucks. I got a chance to be the first one to lay down on the beds of a couple of 98 or 99 T800s, first ones they got with the slightly newer hood, one piece wraparound window and fiberglass mirrors.
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Re: Life on the Merida-Cancun Toll Highway
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2018, 08:33:31 PM »