Saturday, 17 November 2012

The Longest Truck in the World!

You can call this amazing vehicle "Road Train" A road train or road-train is a trucking concept used in remote areas of Argentina, Mexico United States, Canada and Australia, to move logistics freight efficiently. The word "road train" is most often used in Australia. In United States and Canada the terms "triples," "turnpike doubles" and "Rocky Mountain doubles" are frequently used for longer combination vehicles (LCVs). A “road train” consists of a relatively conventional tractor unit, but instead of pulling one trailer or semi-trailer, a road train pulls two or more of them. On February 18, 2006, an Australian built Mack truck with 112 semi-trailers, 1,300 t (1,279 long tons; 1,433 short tons) and 1,474.3 meters (4,836 ft 11 in) long, this road train pulled the load 100 metres (328 feet) to recapture the record for the longest road train (multiple loaded trailers) ever pulled with a single prime mover. It was on the main road of Clifton, Queensland, that 70-year-old John Atkinson claimed a new record, pulled by a tri-drive Mack Titan.

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