US Trucks in Europe

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US Trucks in Europe

#1 Post by HRTrucking » 22 Oct 2019 18:49

Hope this is ok here. It's part ATS and part ETS2 :D . I sometimes spot US trucks in Europe while driving a Scania Next Gen R410 in Europe.

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#2 Post by J. Ritter » 23 Oct 2019 17:11

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#3 Post by HRTrucking » 03 Nov 2019 14:08

Not a truck this time but a trailer from the U.S. in Europe :) . These are used by the U.S. Army in Germany. Seen this one in the Netherlands, they pick up stuff from the port in Rotterdam.
Used to be pulled by U.S. trucks as well. Now it's mostly Volvo's from Gesuko or white Scania's.

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#4 Post by BK Vissers » 03 Nov 2019 14:14

New generation Coronado looks nice, there in the top picture. How do these truckers or company justify their use? It seems that the length would be a liability, as one would have to use shorter trailers to meet max length regulations..
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#5 Post by xXCARL1992Xx » 03 Nov 2019 14:20

tipper or short silo trailer, for more the truck itself is to long to use in europe
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#6 Post by B787 » 03 Nov 2019 14:23

@BK Vissers I think they just use them to show the truck itself. There is due to length regulations no real sense to use them as a real fleet truck. And a permission to exceed the length limit is also not given on every road...

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#7 Post by BK Vissers » 03 Nov 2019 14:23

Yes, but that is my point: why would anyone spend 150,000 or more on a truck that by its very nature prevents it from seeing general use? It’s not sound business sense, unless there are other factors and those factors are what I’d like to grasp. Surely it’s not just individual owner operators who are american truck enthusiasts and are willing to put their income at risk?
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#8 Post by xXCARL1992Xx » 03 Nov 2019 14:25

if the company only uses short trailers, and the driver has a thing for US trucks, why not ? but then he can only drive one combo for the rest of the lifetime of his truck, outside of that, only showtrucks or they are used in Russia

but i also saw an US truck in here in Germany that was hauling a Silo trailer from the Netherlands i think
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#9 Post by B787 » 03 Nov 2019 14:27

It is just to have it, a kind of prestige, no more... a car with 100HP is strong enough to carry you safely from point A to point B but a lot of people want more horsepower...

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#10 Post by BK Vissers » 03 Nov 2019 14:28

I would have thought that companies hauling only short trailers would be very very few. I guess it’s more common than I expected.

I get that 100hp car argument, but that car is not my source of income, and if I want 300hp, it would not restrict my ability to earn income. Not completely a true comparison. ;)
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