Even today it is not unusual for trucks to be lined up for kilometres and take 2 days to get through. Some places have full truck x-ray where the truck drives into a lead lined shed, the driver gets out and they do a full "cat scan" of the whole vehicle. This can take 10 minutes per truck. Most places have 2 sheds, some one and I have not seen more than 3 X-ray sheds at a border.
These are border crossings both ways from Russia, Belarus, the Balkans, Ukraine and Turkey (a bit less onerous).
The trucks are all speed limited and must travel in the inside lane. This results in strings of trucks 20 or 30 long. those trucks with a slightly different (or tweeked) speed limiter can pull out to pass but only having 1 or 2 kmh over the other trucks can block the next lane for two or three kilometres by the time they manage to get past. When it is wet they have to drop from 90 to 80 in several countries.
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Well hello Frauline Friday, got off to a cold start for Frauline Friday, -4, not worry we are up and running now
Warren Noakes photo : A bit of a rare catch, 3 of S&M Fox's rigs heading back to the Burragorang Valley for more export coal for the Wollongong coal loader. Even more unusual to get one of each of the models from the fleet. 60's.
Sue Montieth photo.
Craig Johnson photo
Mercedes Benz Maffra 2015
Rufus Carr photo ?
Resealing at Oakleigh,south of Whangarei.
Isnt that 2224 just the sexiest of things, put a horn on a jelly fish right there
Your better to die trying than live on your knees begging
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Are you worrying about Pauly's kiwi connection? Perhaps a bit too fond of our wooly farm friends? Or the Frauline connection, with all the lederhosen thigh slappin stuff goin on...
Either way, hmmm!
Anyway seems I missed the happy Frauline day, I'll see whats in the 'puter to make up for it.
How about this big girl we had a few years back? Twas a fairly serious bit of kit!
And a little 911 we had too- Arnolds transport had a few of these 911's running around intra state, I've seen a bloke on bookface who used to drive one, they used to do a fair mile apparantly. But as far as I could see, they were so gutless they'd make a 1418 look like a powerhouse.. Buggered if I know what it would be like to be on the highway with 7 cars and all that wind draggin ya backwards.. anyway thats what they did!
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