Why do so many Americans hate European trucks?

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  1. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    That's the top tax brackets. The average Federal Income tax rate is usually somewhere in the 10=15% range. Then state or local tax on top of that.
     
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  4. Caesar

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    This morning in the news: Dutch inspectors are searching parking areas for truckers who are spending their 45 hour rest period in their cab. They will inform them that it is illegal now (after the court ruling), and in future they can expect a €1500 fine if they are caught.
     
  5. 98989

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    i have noticed that most of USA snowplow trucks have plow moved a lot from bumper, i wonder what is reason, here we try to bring it as close as possible, so it makes less force to truck in all ways.

    this snow blower weights 4400 lbs ( max 3mt)

    truck is 3way tipper equipped with removable body system, so this saltspreader is removable, truck have hydrostat drive 4x4+tag axle... you can mount snowblowest with capacity of 1800-2100 tonnes/hour
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  6. Oxbow

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    Part of the reason may be to improve visibility when plowing at 50 mph, and aiding in keeping snow off of the windshield.
     
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  7. KVB

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    I did not check the specifications for any of them, but I was a somewhat surprised by the Merc price.
    I expected the Merc to be higher. Price is including VAT

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    Renault Alaskan:
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  8. daf105paccar

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    here prices are different quite significant, but they are not same as for example citan
     
  10. Caesar

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    I have some more on snow clearing.

    To start with, a farm tractor with a snow plough. These are mostly used on small roads, bicycle paths etc. Most of them are owned by agricultural contractors, who are hired in wintertime to do this kind of work.

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    Then we have a Dutch invention, the Snowcuber snow compacter:

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    And finally a clip of our national airport Schiphol, comments are in Dutch, but you get a pretty good picture of the machines in use. By the way, the snow is handled like chemical waist, because of the anti-icing fluid from the aircraft that is mixed with the snow.

     
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