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Old 6 Sep 2018, 05:16 (Ref:3848439)   #1801
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Our local Tesco is still 124.9 for diesel. Plus I'm getting 17.5 mpg :-)
You try squeezing an artic onto a Tesco forecourt! Plus the pump will cut off after a certain amount. I noticed en route to Imola that some Leclerc fuel stations at their Supermarches have a dedicated truck pump at same price as car pumps, but the cost in time and extra mileage if your'e using the Autoroute cancels the savings out....
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Old 6 Sep 2018, 06:35 (Ref:3848443)   #1802
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To operate on autoroutes, Leclerc made a lot of promisses. Few weeks after their start, they had to comply with Total requirements…*Bear in mind, Leclerc has to buy its diesel and SP from someone. Total is a producer.
Mike, if under torture you have to drive through France, may be you can try this:
https://www.prix-carburants.gouv.fr Then select the kind of carburant you need, diesel for your truck. Then in the pick list of départments, select the first two numbers of the zip code, 01 for Ain, 33 Gironde/ Bordeaux.
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Old 6 Sep 2018, 06:41 (Ref:3848445)   #1803
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This link seems serious because the website is held by government. May be the update frequency is slower than others but advertising free. In other words, il n'y a pas de publicité pour vous enquiquiner…………
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Old 6 Sep 2018, 07:05 (Ref:3848447)   #1804
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You try squeezing an artic onto a Tesco forecourt! Plus the pump will cut off after a certain amount. I noticed en route to Imola that some Leclerc ....
Yes I can only buy £99 at a time. It's difficult enough getting my breadvan in there, an artic would be mental!

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Old 6 Sep 2018, 21:47 (Ref:3848561)   #1805
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On route to Pembrey many many years ago we thought we would take the Delta truck through a Mc Donalds drive through . Was not very successful . We never made it to the order desk window. Still happy days
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Old 7 Sep 2018, 10:10 (Ref:3848636)   #1806
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Caught a bit on Sky News this morning about migrants at Ouistreham, which for those not familiar, is where the Caen ferry actually leaves from. They were showing groups of migrants chasing trucks though the town and, if they managed to get the rear doors open, hop in. The Avon tyre truck guys had to run that guantlet Tuesday eve, which wasn’t a very nice experience. When I arrived earlier in the afternoon there were a couple of gendarme-mobiles on every roundabout, fortunately, and I kept the hammer down! Sounds like the cops don’t work evenings, or were on a break. All the traffic lights are now just advisory flashing orange, and no sensible trucker will stop for them..... Before check in, every truck is now opened up by security people, who use ladders to get inside and check every nook and cranny. Luckily it would be very difficult for individuals to get inside a moving race truck, and I always keep everything locked in N France!

What a sad state of affairs, and unpleasant for local residents. I see also that a migrant camp at Dunkirk is being ‘dismantled’, so wonder where all the occupants of that will disperse to.....
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I saw that on the news, yesterday, and the first thing that entered my mind was ' Why on earth haven't the drivers properly secured their rear doors? All it needs is a sturdy padlock.'

If required, the lock can be removed once you are in the secure area of the port.

I would have thought that it would be necessary, anyway, just to secure the load against theft during any stop en-route.
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I saw that on the news, yesterday, and the first thing that entered my mind was ' Why on earth haven't the drivers properly secured their rear doors? All it needs is a sturdy padlock.'

If required, the lock can be removed once you are in the secure area of the port.

I would have thought that it would be necessary, anyway, just to secure the load against theft during any stop en-route.
Agree totally- all rear doors- even on tautliners / curtainsiders are lockable!
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Talking of race transporters, during the week before the Bathurst 1000 next month, there is a parade through the town- not of race cars, but team transporters! Now that would be cool to see. Here’s a link to the thread with pics of some.....

https://tentenths.com/forum/showthre...orters&page=32
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Talking of race transporters, during the week before the Bathurst 1000 next month, there is a parade through the town- not of race cars, but team transporters! Now that would be cool to see. Here’s a link to the thread with pics of some.....

https://tentenths.com/forum/showthre...orters&page=32
Mike, we have a regular habit of such transporter displays, particularly at the far away events like Darwin when many just convoy across Aus, and have a mass co-ordinated car wash, clean and polish up and arrival of all teams. Here is the mass transporter arrival in Darwin at the recent June V8SC meeting.

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Old 7 Sep 2018, 18:11 (Ref:3848745)   #1811
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Thanks! That’s just AWSUM, to quote another tenther.....

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Incredible display......can you just imagine that convoying into (say) Mallory, or Anglesey?
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Incredible display......can you just imagine that convoying into (say) Mallory, or Anglesey?

Or even Silverstone!


No chance on a Tesco fuel forecourt ...
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No chance on a Tesco fuel forecourt ...
That thought crossed my mind whilst I was posting the link....
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I see also that a migrant camp at Dunkirk is being ‘dismantled’, so wonder where all the occupants of that will disperse to.....
More on that. On the way to Spa I passed the Shell truck stop at Wetteren, between Ghent and Bruxelles, which is very useful if you need to do the journey in two hits. It has a ‘secure’ truck park, although the definition is more to do with not being able to get out unless you’ve paid..... As I passed I could see a lot of blue flashing lights in the truck park, and on the way back yesterday it was all coned off and empty. Could be coincidence but I was warned by a German trucker last time I parked there about migrant activity in it. Shame if true because it was very convenient!

All the discussion about best route to Spa is irrelevant when an incident intervenes! It took me only 4hrs to get to Dunkirk from the circuit yesterday afternoon, which was about as fast as you can do it at 90kph. Another truck that had left earlier in the morning arrived only just before me- stuck on the E40 for 3hrs behind a big accident. Just luck or bad luck.....

After that we both then got stuck at Dartford for 1.5hrs because there was a big crash on the M25 between 29 and 30. All traffic held. Eventually when we got through the bores the M25 was closed (incl trapped traffic as far as the eye could see) so we had to turn left or right! Took me an extra hour to get home, and eventually got to bed at 0500 this morning. I think the other truck ran out of hours as I saw him pulling into a service area.... The joys of driving nowadays. Even on a Sunday night it can all go wrong.
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