The Cabover Truck

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Josh C.'s Comment
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What happened to it? I get the impression that it was common a long time ago but now it seems rather non existent. I always thought that I would like driving one of those...Something about being up against the window like that is appealing.

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Leslie M.'s Comment
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The new lengths are what happened to them. Back when the total length of a rig could only be 55' the cab overs allowed for more trailer.

I drove for nearly 10 years and never drove a "large car" but from what everyone told me they ride better. (The conventional)

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I drove for nearly 10 years and never drove a "large car" but from what everyone told me they ride better. (The conventional)

Yes, I drove a cabover condo for CRST back in the day and the ride could be brutal if you were on a not so smooth road... your seat is located pretty much directly over top the front axle of the cab.

Sandman's Comment
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I drove for nearly 10 years and never drove a "large car" but from what everyone told me they ride better. (The conventional)

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Yes, I drove a cabover condo for CRST back in the day and the ride could be brutal if you were on a not so smooth road... your seat is located pretty much directly over top the front axle of the cab.

What about a lorry? You could always drive one of those...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I drove for nearly 10 years and never drove a "large car" but from what everyone told me they ride better. (The conventional)

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Yes, I drove a cabover condo for CRST back in the day and the ride could be brutal if you were on a not so smooth road... your seat is located pretty much directly over top the front axle of the cab.

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What about a lorry? You could always drive one of those...

Im thinking Lorry, Lorry... hmmm what's a Lorry? Oh! Is that one of those trucks that are framed out with wood? ummm.. no thank you very much sorry.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Im thinking Lorry, Lorry... hmmm what's a Lorry? Oh! Is that one of those trucks that are framed out with wood? ummm.. no thank you very much sorry.gif

It's what a truck is called in the UK. Since Josh C's avatar is Doctor Who it all makes sense... There, I've killed the joke. It is quite dead. It has ceased to be. It is an ex-joke.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Im thinking Lorry, Lorry... hmmm what's a Lorry? Oh! Is that one of those trucks that are framed out with wood? ummm.. no thank you very much sorry.gif

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It's what a truck is called in the UK. Since Josh C's avatar is Doctor Who it all makes sense... There, I've killed the joke. It is quite dead. It has ceased to be. It is an ex-joke.

Thanks for the explanation :)

I had to do a Google search to appease my curiosity and refresh my memory....

I was thinking of the Tata Trucks they drove when they did the Ice Road Truckers program in the Himalayan Mountains in India.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Sandman's Comment
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Im thinking Lorry, Lorry... hmmm what's a Lorry? Oh! Is that one of those trucks that are framed out with wood? ummm.. no thank you very much sorry.gif

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It's what a truck is called in the UK. Since Josh C's avatar is Doctor Who it all makes sense... There, I've killed the joke. It is quite dead. It has ceased to be. It is an ex-joke.

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Thanks for the explanation :)

I had to do a Google search to appease my curiosity and refresh my memory....

I was thinking of the Tata Trucks they drove when they did the Ice Road Truckers program in the Himalayan Mountains in India.

http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2013/05/31/95225/6bf0ab5d557b9c9ff657bd6e61929f39.jpg. A Lorry. Lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the explanation :)

I had to do a Google search to appease my curiosity and refresh my memory....

I was thinking of the Tata Trucks they drove when they did the Ice Road Truckers program in the Himalayan Mountains in India.

And what trucks are called in India and Pakistan too, possibly Australia as well, as those countries employ a more English English than Canada and the USA. So the wooden sided trucks on that IRT spin-off are lorries because that's what they call trucks there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Thanks for the explanation :)

I had to do a Google search to appease my curiosity and refresh my memory....

I was thinking of the Tata Trucks they drove when they did the Ice Road Truckers program in the Himalayan Mountains in India.

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And what trucks are called in India and Pakistan too, possibly Australia as well, as those countries employ a more English English than Canada and the USA. So the wooden sided trucks on that IRT spin-off are lorries because that's what they call trucks there.

Nice :) So my memory is not as bad as I could remember. LOL

In computer terms, we often refer to bad recollection as "Corruption in the Database"

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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