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Old 26th April 2009, 20:54   #1
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Default DRIVOBLOG® | India Trucks <- Ok Horn Please OK ->

Love Indian Trucks? Then this is the thread for you.

Its dedicated to Indian Trucks, pictures that I have been taking during my journeys and some of them which I found interesting.
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Old 26th April 2009, 21:03   #2
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Arrow Queue Special

A Collection of snaps capturing Trucks in Queues
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Old 26th April 2009, 21:11   #3
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Talking Rear Graphiti Special | <- Ok Horn Please OK ->

Now for the fun part.

I have derived the following meanings from the most common Truck Rear Graphitis:
  • <- Horn OK Please -> or <- Horn Please Ok -> (Ok means, it Ok when you Honk)
  • Ok Horn Please Ok (I really don't understand the repetition of 'ok')
  • Horn Do ('Do' the Horning - as in Nokia 'Do the Music'. There are infact tuning kits available for Truck Horns ringing the tune of Dhoom Macha de")
  • Horn Maro (#^&&*&^@ vulgar, and self-explanatory)
  • Blow Horn (#^&&*&^@ vulgar, and self-explanatory)
  • Please Sound Horn (the only Decent one)
Some of the others sighted:
  • Mera Bharat Mahan (to compliment everything weird and crazy that we see happening on Indian Roads - underlying message)
  • Paas Diya Jayega (So don't tear all types of your hair, tailgating)

2 Arrows For?

<- Ok Horn Please OK -> (I was trying get the message of the two arrows, all together it means that "India is a great country so you can overtake from both sides")
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Old 26th April 2009, 21:22   #4
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So what if Indian Trucks don't have alloy wheels and radials.
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Nice blog BT. "Horn Do" it is in hindi meaning "horn karo". For "karo" they have used as "do". Just like in "jumma chumma de de".

BTW, I did not find anything vulgar in the above.
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Good Thead!
The way I understood. Horn Ok please means. Please sound horn and I will give you the OK (to pass) using hand wave signal.

any more info on that yellow trailer

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So what if Indian Trucks don't have alloy wheels and radials.
Indian trucks and trucking companies are just not sophisticated. Many trucks in the west have forged alloys and radials including super-singles.

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Old 26th April 2009, 21:33   #7
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Angry Odd Dimension Cargo Special

Odd Dimension Cargo Special
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Old 26th April 2009, 21:50   #8
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Unhappy Some crash pictures

Some crash pictures, which I have snapped during my journeys, though I have missed many.
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Front Face of Indian Trucks showing their classic art.
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Old 26th April 2009, 22:04   #10
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Default Mystery Behind Large number of NL Xtra Long Trailers

Anybody who can explain the Large number of NL registered Xtra Long Trailers.

One Theory is that that is the only State which does not require physical production of vehicle for Registration as it does not have the roads to accommodate them.
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Old 26th April 2009, 22:33   #11
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A highway journey is not possible without encountering Trucks, and we in smaller vehicles have to overtake them to be able keep up to our optimum speeds.

We Honk them, Curse them, overtake them, honk them.

But we also depend on them during instances when we are behind them and negotiating an overtake.

It is very important to keep note of the hand signals of the truck drivers who wave us when to overtake and warn us when its suicidal.

Inviting more stories from the experts on this one.
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Inviting Discussions from Members on their interactions with Truck Drivers and their stories to get more insight on to:

- What is the safest way to overtake Trucks?
- Kinds of Hand Signaling used by Truckers?
- How to avoid being rear-ended by a Truck?
- When should you actually overtake Trucks from the right?

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Anybody who can explain the Large number of NL registered Xtra Long Trailers.

Possibilities again - (1) Taxes. (2) Ease of obtaining permit. (3) At least Kerala had refused to register some fo the bigger volvo trucks, since such vehicles hae a big GVW (Gross vehicle weight), and I recall a consumer court case against VW on this count. There alsw was a criminal case too. I guess NL may be more liberal on this count.

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Nice thread. Enjoyed those photographs.

How about interviewing those truck drivers (when we meet them during our long trips) and upload the video in you tube? To know the other side of the coin
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Anybody who can explain the Large number of NL registered Xtra Long Trailers.

One Theory is that that is the only State which does not require physical production of vehicle for Registration as it does not have the roads to accommodate them.
One more theory is that the taxes are low in NL state. Hence they are registered there.

EDIT: Backseatdriver has already said the same.

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