America - its all a bit odd...

endure

GCM
Can somebody explain why US trucks are so different to European trucks please?

ustruck.jpg


europ.jpg
 
Can somebody explain why US trucks are so different to European trucks please?

View attachment 582988

View attachment 582989
Probably because they do longer journeys, the drivers cab area is far larger as they need to live in their for longer periods of time and need somewhere to store clothes/supplies etc. Maybe it's a health and safety/union issue - probably an American Truck driver will know. Also the engine/transmission will be larger - as they pull larger loads.
 
Can somebody explain why US trucks are so different to European trucks please?

View attachment 582988

View attachment 582989
Where do you sleep in the European truck in that photo? The space behind the driver in the American truck is for sleeping during long distance hauls. The driver may spend many of his nights at a truck stop in the middle of nowhere. The curved area over the top is to improve aerodynamics and so fuel efficiency.

The two types of trucks are not really comparable. The top one is for very long distance routes while the bottom one is is for shorter routes with what appears to be smaller loads.
 
Teamsters like wheels. If'n your rig ain't got 18 then you are either a queer, a commie or a vegan, probably all three.

The enclosed area behind the cab is for stocks of Pabst, MAGA Baseball caps and necessary firearms that you don't need in the cab or on your gunbelt.
 
Last edited:
Teamsters like wheels. If'n your rig ain't got 18 then you are either a queer or a commie, probably both.

The enclosed area behind the cab is for stocks of Pabst and necessary firearms.
If you are working for a company, a firearm in your vehicle will get you canned in a heart beat if it is discovered.
 

endure

GCM
Where do you sleep in the European truck in that photo? The space behind the driver in the American truck is for sleeping during long distance hauls. The driver may spend many of his nights at a truck stop in the middle of nowhere. The curved area over the top is to improve aerodynamics and so fuel efficiency.

The two types of trucks are not really comparable. The top one is for very long distance routes while the bottom one is is for shorter routes with what appears to be smaller loads.
The Scania has 2 bunks and they regularly trek across Europe with 40 ton loads

 
Teamsters like wheels. If'n your rig ain't got 18 then you are either a queer or a commie, probably both.

The enclosed area behind the cab is for stocks of Pabst, MAGA Baseball caps and necessary firearms that you don't need in the cab or on your gunbelt.

18? Gehayer than a gehay commie vegan! 84 wheels down here.
 

Latest Threads

Top