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Comments (16)

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 14, 2010

impressive truck! It's a hard duty to drive it I think.. so difficult to control precisely so huge truck..

Dušan Bezděk on August 14, 2010

perfect :) dusan like

Majid Salehyar on August 15, 2010

So hard to drive this truck

LIke

Regards.....Majid

AkIrA on August 15, 2010

Oh, it's a large truck! I think it's difficult to drive.

+Like

Greetings from Japan, 08pb104.

Bajguz Igor on August 15, 2010

Large and strong car! Such cars very interfere with me to sleep :) Like!

Friendly wishes, Igor

sugarbag1 on August 15, 2010

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Igor Many thanks for your visit and comments on this truck. Yes, this truck is big and powerful, and at least 500HP, and could be more.You say that trucks interfere with your sleeping. Do you live next to a highway Igor?

08pb104. Kind of you to visit and leave a comment. You mentioned it could de difficult to drive, yes, I guess it would be for you and I, but for people who drive trucks like this one. They are very experianced and usually start driving smaller ones first and build up. Different sizes of trucks, a person must obtain different liesence to drive the particular truck. Most trucks are similar to drive, as gears are the same etc, but when they become B Doubles and then B Tripple, there is a certain responceibity. There are very strick laws in Australia concerning driving a truck. Every truck driver much keep a logbook and write down the hours they drive and from where to destination etc.And the amount of hours they drive. There are very very heafty fine for people who do not write correct information down. It can be easyly checked. One can even loose there truck drivers liesence. Thankyou for your like.Ps. I met some people yesterday from Japan, who were here on holiday. I even spoke to them in Japanese!!! Good Morning and Thanksyou

Majid. I think you would master this driving of truck like this rather quickly if you lived here. I think driving a truck like this comes with experiance Majid. Doesn't happen over night. Thanks for your like and greetings.

Dusan. Kind of you to visit and make comments on this B Double, 4 Decker Sheep Truck and your like.

Ilmari. These trucks have power steering, cruise control and heaps of gears and everything you can think of, to make it a dream to drive. And did I say, heaps of HP (Horse Power)

Kind Regards to you all from, David

Rod Rich on August 16, 2010

In our is says: driver has a hard bread. (I'm not sure if that makes sense in English - with "bread" is metaphorical meaning livelihood)

Friendly regards, Roman

Ria Maat on August 16, 2010

Hi David! I would love to see the inside of such a truck's cabin. And have a ride in it of course! It's such an extremely long "thing". I don't think there are such trucks in Europe. Nice photo, which I Like, of course.

Greetings from Ria

sugarbag1 on August 19, 2010

Hello

Ria. There are not trucks like this in Europe at all, you are correct. Yes I will try and get some inside shots oneday if I can. And as for going for a ride in one for the day, I can assure, you, Its great fun!!! You sit up so high and see things you would never see in a car for instance. I have been out with this one. It was Great!!!! :-)

Roman Yes it make sence. I know what you mean dear Roman. Bread can be a slang word for money. Its good money to drive one I of these and good fun , so I am told. Why go to the expence of buying a truck, when you can drive someone elses truck and get paid for it and go home each night and not worry about anything!!!

Kind REgards, David

M.Curran on August 22, 2010

Tell me David, it is a well regarded job in Australia? I ask because a most unfair situation exists in the UK, where it is based on long hours and really not regarded well by employers or the public. But it might me a different story if goods stopped appearing on shelves....

sugarbag1 on August 30, 2010

Hello Martin. I am not quite sure what you mean about being a well regarded job, but I do know that the people I know who drive, love it. Otherwise they woulkn't do it and they would find another job!! Wel driving trucks in Australia is strictly regulated and they have to keep Logbooks and they can't cheat. After a certain amount of hours they have to stop and sleep. Its all recorded and big fines if anyone tried to cheat the system. Some trucking companys, will send there complete fleet of truck drivers on a holiday overseas, if they can all go 12 months without any accidents. Best Regards, David

M.Curran on August 30, 2010

We have the same very strict system here David. It's nice to see good work getting a decent reward in Australia. What I mean is people in the UK and Ireland are not really respected because they do a professional driving job. Most hours are still very long (legally and all), and the pay is not good, generally. Also, the companies concerned are not good to work for, generally again. I'm sure some are better than others, but there are a lot of bad employers in the UK and Ireland. Now, if all these professional drivers decided to put their feet up tomorrow, the public's view might just change....

sugarbag1 on August 30, 2010

Dear Martin. Well I think they well respected here, well the ones that I know are, anyway!! I think its the complete oppersite.

Ibolya I on September 4, 2010

Wanderer Journeys, congratulations

A. Drexler on November 5, 2010

huge truck - there are not in Germany The roads are too small

sugarbag1 on December 6, 2010

Hello

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Ilolya

Glad you both like looking at this B Double, 4 deck sheep truck. It would carry near 800 sheep. But not squeezed in but loose. Its not within the interest of the perosn who bought the sheep to have the sheep injured when they arrive, so they pen them loosely, so this doesn't happen. As most of these hseep go the Export Meatworks at Narrikup, they don't want them bruised in any way at all. Yes road would be too narrow where you come from. But trucks are like this and have more trailer because of long distances of travel here. Best REgards, from, David

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