If you have any, useless or otherwise, -------- Send to --- Diesel Gypsy
(Preferably to do with trucking.)
Please keep it clean, or it will be discarded.
ON THE LEFT
This is me, the Diesel Gypsy, dressed in formal attire, and just lounging around at my palatial estate, in the Cassiar Mountains.
ON THE RIGHT
Setting a charge of explosives, just below the mountain peak, in the Cassiar mountains of, Northern British Columbia, Canada.
These photos were from my 1952 trip to the Yukon, described in my (STORIES) section, under the title, --- KING OF THE YUKON (So I thought).
This program has nothing to do with trucking, but it has everything to do with cyberspace. When working the world wide web, this tool is totally indispensable. Try It. Click on title and go direct. This has to be the slickest timepiece in cyberspace.
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H. J. Morland at work trucking across the Australian Outback.
BARKLY ROAD HOUSE ~~~ NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
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I was sent some photos of a serious transport problem. This happened somewhere in Australia. The actual location is unknown to me.
I would like you to scan the situation, and see if you could solve it. Such as, what type of lifting devise would you choose to rectify this incident?
For my personal answer to this problem, check below, and see if you agree.
This is what I think would be best for a 400 ton lift. Problem solved. RIGHT?
THE TERRITORIES, AND THE PROVINCES OF CANADA
For up to date information, about CANADA, click on flags to go directly to that part of the country.
Clicking on our National CANADIAN flag will give you all the information concerning CANADA, federally.
HIGHWAY WORKPLACE is Presented By VIRTUAL MUSEUM CANADA.
CLICK ON TRUCK TO ENTER
THIS IS THE CANADIAN TRUCKER'S STORY, BEGINNING FROM THE FIRST ROADS IN CANADA. A TRIP WORTH EXPLORING.
DO YOU THINK THAT
CAN BE HARD ON YOUR EQUIPMENT?
Do you really think that complaining about your local potholes, are a serious problem?
Try driving on this North Country ice road, and discover what a real pothole is all about.
THE (UNIQUE) AMPHICOACH
The worlds first true amphibious passenger coach, built under strict supervision to Lloyd's of London specifications.
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The Vehicle is totally unsinkable, this is due to the large amount of built in Positive Buoyancy. In the unlikely event that the vehicles hull was accidentally holed or the vehicle swamped, the vehicle would remain completely upright and afloat, making it the safest amphibious vehicle in the world. The AmphiCoach is capable of seating around 50 passengers, depending on layout and the optional extras chosen, toilet, disabled lift and accommodation, etc.
This is a unique vehicle that is hand made in Malta. With the successful tour bus version being operational, a transport truck version is on the drawing board now. The application for these special vehicles and their specs can be viewed on the Amphicoach web site. For a visit, click here ( AMPHICOACH ) and go direct.
This is the concept model for the 2007 version of AMPHICOACH. Always improving and upgrading.
website is dedicated to those people from the trucking community that have lost
their lives over the years. Be it from a trucking-related incident or not, we
want to remember these individuals from the industry who are no longer with us.
(Click on title or photo to enter web site.)
This website is
primarily designed to co-exist with the "Lights On The Hill" memorial wall to be
constructed in Gatton, Queensland.
Labatt's Breweries of London, Ontario, Canada, introduced the custom built Streamliners in 1936. This unique truck was the first one that left an indelible imprint in my mind. A design that was years ahead of the times. When I was a kid growing up in Sarnia, Ontario, these fabulous trucks used to deliver their loads of beer to within a city block of my home. I was really fascinated by them and swore that someday I would become a trucker and drive one. Well I became the trucker, but never did get to drive one.
It took six years, and thousands of man hours to bring this beautiful unit back to life.You may find more information about the LABATT BREWERIES OF CANADA and the history of the Labatt's Streamliner, on their web site. Click on the underlined "BLUE" title or PHOTO, and go direct.
(Photo used with permission)
--- A SIGN OF THE TIMES ---
THE DRIVER HAULING THIS NEW TANK TRAILER DID NOT LEAVE A VERY GOOD IMPRESSION WITH THE COMPANY.
These example photos are of a recent (2005) insulated, double walled stainless tanker trailer, hauling hot liquid chocolate. The driver failed to open the top hatch before pumping the load off. As in my earlier days with hot loads, this is what could of happened and to some drivers, it did. In this case the vacuum created, collapsed & destroyed a tanker worth around $200,000 Cdn.