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Location: Visé. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Southbound E-25. Overview of the Meusevalley. The smoke at the right belongs to the "fresh air" steelplant Cockerill-Sambre. But that's business as usual in the Liège area!
Location: Between Liège and Charleroi. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Westbound highway E-42. Welcome to one of the most boring highways in Europe. The boring part of the E-42 in Belgium is about 200 kilometres long from Liège to the Belgian-French border nearby Lille in France. Driving on this highway means you have for more than 60% this view. Only the threelane parts are "pleased" with a better view! The government of the La Wallonie, the French speaking part of Belgium, thought in the seventies that it was a good idea to put many trees near the highway, so you can't see the higway if you are around. Result: a boring route.....and sleepy....
Location: Near Charleroi. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Westbound E-42. Sometimes the boring view is interrupted on a valleyoverpass like the l'Orneau valley.
Location: Near Tertre. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Southbound E-19/ E-42. Between Charleroi and Mons highway E-42 merged into highway E-19 wich goes from Brussels to Paris. Here near Tertre these highways seperated again. I was on my way to Seclin in France wich is near Lille. That means follow the sign for....????
Location: Between Mons and Tournai. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Westbound highway E-42. Sleep......sleep.....very sleepy......
Location: Basieux. France.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Westbound highway E-42. Passing the Belgian-French stateborder. These hole's are definitly to wake the truckers after the boring part.............
Location: Basieux. France.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Westbound highway A-1. "Welcome in France".
Location: Lille. France.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Southbound highway A-1. A lot of well known French cities signposted here.
Location: Lille. France.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway N356. After unloading in Seclin I headed for Mouscron in Belgium, for a load of chips for Tilburg in Holland. On this pic I was passing the city of Lille.
Location: Lille. France.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway N356. Impression of Lille.
Location: Tourcoing. France.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway E-17. Approaching the French-Belgian stateborder.
Location: Antwerp. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway E-17. After loading in Mouscron, it was time to head for Tilburg, where I suppose to unload the next morning. So my next stop was the Joost truckstop in Hazeldonk. On this picture I just entered the Antwerp ringroad.
Location: Antwerp. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway E-17. Approaching the Kennedy-tunnel, going underneath the Schelderiver.
Location: Antwerp. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway E-19. The E-17 ends in Antwerp, that's why this is the E-19. On this picture you see an impression of the Antwerp ringroad at 13 minutes past eight pm local time.
Location: Meer. Belgium.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway E-19. Approaching the Belgian-Dutch stateborder. Only 2 kilometres to go till the Joost truckstop.
Location: Hazeldonk. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Entering the Joost truckstop. It was too dark to get some good pictures of trucks, so I went to the restaurant to have a meal, and a shower. Then I had a good sleep in my cab.
Location: Hazeldonk. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: The first thing I discovered the early next morning as I opened the curtains at the Joost truckstop, was that the The Joost Runaway Daymenu of page 26 and page 32, found some company in another Joost runaway daymenu. I always wondered why there's never a chickendaymenu at Joost. I think I know why, and I do have a feeling that this story will to be continued.
Location: Hazeldonk. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Truck: MAN TGA XXL.
Company, homebase: Horst Wiedemann. Hamburg, Germany.
Remarks: The next thing I pictured at the Joost truckstop after the Runaway Daymenu One and Two was this German MAN.
Location: Hazeldonk. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Truck: Volvo FM12 Globetrotter.
Company, homebase: Zeeman. Holland.
Remarks: Zeeman is not a haulier, but a textile supermarket. They have a own fleet of trucks. This one was parked up at the Joost truckstop.
Location: Hazeldonk. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Truck: Scania 114L Topline.
Company, homebase: Redder. Staphorst, Holland.
Remarks: Taken at the Joost truckstop.
Location: Hazeldonk. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Truck: Volvo FH12 Globetrotter.
Company, homebase: Van Aalderen. Almelo, Holland.
Remarks: Taken at the Joost truckstop.
Location: Hazeldonk. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Truck: Volvo FH12 Globetrotter.
Company, homebase: G.M. Scheurwater. Varik, Holland.
Remarks: The last one already, because I had a job to do either.... Taken at the Joost truckstop.
Location: Maastricht. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Entering Maastricht from the west. At the right you see a common thing in the Netherlands: A electronic speedsign. It tells you exactly what your speed is at that moment. Mostly this sign is followed by a speedingcamera within a few 100 metres. But as you can see I'm staying out of trouble.....At least this time!!
Location: Maastricht. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Overhead the river Maas at the John F Kennedy bridge. A lot of roads, bridges, and tunnels in Europe are named after president Kennedy ( Kennedytunnel in Antwerp ). This bridge is part of the southern ringroad of Maastricht and build in 1969.
Location: Maastricht. Holland.
Date: August 2006.
Remarks: Overhead the John F Kennedy bridge. It was a lucky shot from my left window, so that's why there's more bridge on the picture as I hoped. You see parts of the citycentre of Maastricht, the oldest town in the Netherlands. Clearly visible is the old Sint Servaasbridge, an old Romen bridge. It's the oldest bridge in the Netherlands. The local people call it "De Aw Brök", wich means The Old Bridge.
Location: Oosterhout. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Truck: DAF XF SuperSpacecab.
Owner operator, homebase: Arie Cats. Ter Aar, Holland.
Remarks: Taken at the Rietveld warehouse.
Location: Eijsden. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Truck: Scania 113M Streamline.
Company, homebase: Driessen. Vlierden, Holland.
Remarks: Taken on a northbound restarea at highway A-2.
Location: Horn. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway N273. The N273 is one of the busiest 2 lane highway's in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands this highway is better known as the Napoleonhighway ( Napoleonsbaan ). This road is constructed by order of the French empire Napoleon around 1800, when the Netherlands was occupied by the French. The "highway" started in Maastricht on the westbend of the river Maas to Venlo, about 80 km north of Maastricht. About 40 km of the Napoleonhighway is now in Belgium and about 30 km is now unrecognizable changed, comparing to the Dutch part. But the road is still the same as Napoleon construct it from the Belgian city of Maaseik till the Dutch city of Venlo. The trees beside the road were plant because the empire like to see his troops marched in the shade instead in the heat of the sun.
Location: Neer. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway N273. Passing through the town of Neer on the Napoleonhighway. In 2008 the the new highway A-73 on the eastbend of the river Maas must be finished. This highway connects Maastricht via highway A-2 with Venlo. The Napoleonhighway is an important north-south road in the Netherlands. It connects the very south with the east and the north of the Netherlands. That job must be done from 2008 by highway A-73.
Location: Neer. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway N273. Here you see a kind of a "speedreducer" Dutch style. You must reduce speed, otherwise you can't make the turn. The southbound traffic is entering the town of Neer on this picture, and must reduce from 80 km/h to 50 km/h. That's why they made such a foolish turn.....That's the Netherlands too!!
Location: Kessel. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Remarks: Northbound N273. The Napoleonhighway is having three truckstops. The Hornerhoek truckstop in Horn. Truckstop Feyenoord in Haelen. And here you see at the left the Pleisterplaats truckstop in Kessel.
Location: Venlo. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway N273. The "new"end of the Napoleonhighway. Till the early seventies the Napoleon highway ended in a west town of Venlo called Blerick. In the early seventies they constructed a westringroad till highway A-67, the highway from Antwerp via Eindhoven to Germany, north of Venlo. On this picture you can see the construction of the new highway A-73, the replacement for the old Napoleonhighway.
Location: Venlo. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Remarks: Northbound highway A-73. In the mid nineties the A-73 part from Nijmegen to Venlo was finished. This was the replacement of another "legendary" Dutch road: the Midden-Peelweg, a connection via the Napoleonhighway to the A-50, the highway from Den Bosch to Nijmegen.
Location: Maastricht-Aachen airport. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Truck: Mercedes-Benz Actros.
Company, homebase: Kurt. Kayseri, Turkey.
Remarks: I took a picture of this rig parked nearby the MAA cargoterminal.
Location: Maastricht-Aachen airport. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Truck: Mercedes-Benz Actros.
Company, homebase: Breogán. Spain.
Remarks: Another rig parked nearby the MAA cargoterminal.
Location: Maastricht-Aachen airport. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Truck: MAN TGA XXL.
Company, homebase: J Tesselaar & Zn bv. Winkel, Holland.
Remarks: This rig was parked up at the MAA cargoterminal.
Location: Eijsden. Holland.
Date: September 2006.
Truck: Scania 124L Topline.v Company, homebase: C. Huybregts. Tilburg, Holland.
Remarks: I took a picture of this rig on a northbound restarea at highway A-2.



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