WWW.TRUCKREPORT.DE ist ein Webportal für die internationale Vermarktung von ungewöhnlichen Geschichten rund um das Thema Gütertransport - es geht also um Trucks und ihre Fahrer. Wir sind auf allen Kontinenten unterwegs, um uns spannende Stories erzählen zu lassen und faszinierende Fotos zu schiessen. Das Angebot richtet sich an Special Interest Magazine, die für Fahrer und Transportunternehmer schreiben, ebenso wie an Zeitungen oder Zeitschriften, die ihren Lesern den oft harten Alltag der Menschen nahebringen wollen, ohne deren Arbeit unser komfortabler Alltag schlichtweg nicht möglich wäre!
WWW.TRUCKREPORT.DE was established as a medium for the global marketing of interesting stories from the world of goods transport - which means it deals with trucks and their drivers. We travel and work on all continents in order to get interesting stories told and to shoot fascinating pictures. Our offer is open for any media, special interest magazines writing for truck drivers or truck operators as well as for those newspapers who want to tell their readers something about the often harsh every-day-life of the people whose work is essential for our comfortable every-day-life.
No question - Cuba's economy and the people suffer hard from the ban that Big Neighbour has imposed on the tiny carribean island. But it is also for sure that they won't back. Probably one day, when China has completely jumped in, the USA will understand that it's policy was a big mistake. For the moment the Cubans have to deal with cars and trucks that may origin from the Fifties - and still do the job every day.
more about >>>CUBA
Since a couple of months it seems to be difficult not to talk about Greece. The country has got more headlines than any other of the EU-states. But most of the reports refer to crazy amounts of money nobody can really imagine. Behind the money - are the people. For quite a few of them the situation is desperate. The report about Greece tries to unveil what the crisis means for the transport industry of the now famous country.
more about the >>> GREEK TRAGEDY
The life of Jose Carlos Diaz ended on November 19th, 2009 not far awy from the marker of 176 on highway Mex 1. A road, connecting the northern with the southern part of the Mexican penninsula Baja California. May be it was due to a technical problem, may be Jose fell asleep – it makes not a big difference at all. Driving seems to be a dangerous job here in the Mexican west, as lots of crosses and shrines along the roads tell us.
more about >>>BAJA CALIFORNIA
Four decades ago Oman was a country for politicians and secret service agents only. Nobody else was interested to travel into the country as the Sultan did his very best to maintain the dark ages in Oman, which was a nation of seafarers and merchants some centuries ago. When Sultan Qaboos ruled out his father 1970 he started a moderate modernization which has always been fueled by the money Oman could earn with it's natural riches.
more about >>>OMAN
In old times people believed in the end of the world: Those travelling far enough were endangered to fall down over the edge in hell fires. When Europeans try to imagine the size of Russia they preferably refer to that old imagination: Russia seems to be so big that it must be ending somerwhere at the end of the world. We joined truck drivers in the far east of Russia - and travelled further away from home and the busy capital of Moscow.
more about >>>SIBERIA
Australias economy has recovered quite fast from the global crisis. The good news for truck drivers down under: they are a most wanted species, if they are well trained and have aquired the license for the B-doubles. Which is kind of a standard configuration on Australias roads carrying a payload of over 40 tons. But when spring came to the country the truckies had to face a new challenge: flash floods and roads under water.
more about >>>AUSSIE TRUCKS
The world is hungry. Greedy to get energy, the cheaper the better. To make vehicles and machines go round. As alternative fuels are still on low revs, people continue to penetrate the insides of the earth to find remedy for the hunger. In Jordan German trucks are on duty when specialists squeeze the liquid gold out of layers of oil shale, deep down below the desert sand - a few kms away from the truck drivers providing the land with real food!
more about >>>DESERT TRUCKS
Well, political correctness tells us, that there is no difference between men and women. But life tells us another story, every day. But what makes the difference between the genders? A place to get deeper into the most complicated matter is - the Sahara desert. When women struggle their way through dunes and stones and sandstorms. The Rallye Aicha des Gazelles is a very special event, designed for women only!
more about the >>>TOUGH GIRLIES
There is a vibrating scene of airbrush trucks in the nordic countries. Some of the finest masterpieces displayed on truckfests or other high masses of the pimp-my-truck buddies are coming from Finland, Sweden or Norway. We found three new examples of the top-league in winterly Finland. See the fascinating Tomb Raider, Zeus and Flaming Star. Two of them Scanias, as most of their kind, one a Mercedes Actros
find more about >>>SHOWTRUCKS
Harsh road conditions and frosty temperatures far below the freezing point are not a must for everybody. The cooler the better - this is the only truth for a group of specialized journalists which is heading north every winter. The Arctic Test has something like a tradition, since more than two decades the knights of ice are crossing the Arctic Circle in order to find out more about the winter qualities of vans, trucks or buses.
more about >>>ARCTIC VAN TEST
If one wouldn't know it better we could suppose bonneted trucks are extinct. You may find a few of them somewhere in exotic habitats (like the USA or Far East), but in central Europe trucks with a nose belong to a rare species. Talking about the old times always means recalling the legendary Mercedes- or MAN-trucks with the distinct short nose. Now the legend is back - Mercedes again offers a bonneted truck.
more about the >>>WHITE ZETROS
If you believe that karma and rebirth exist you might feel comfortable on Indias roads. Otherwise it's more likely to think about hell on earth when you encounter the asphalt jungle of the huge country. Read about a rotten Police truck or heavy loads >100 tons pulled by 10-wheelers with 280 hp only. And learn why MAN now is confident to face a better future in Britanny's former colony.
find more about >>>INDIA
Africa has been named the lost continent. But african life is vibrant, despite many nations are facing bundles of problems, often triggered by ethnic conflicts. For example Ethiopia, a community with almost 80 different ethnies, each of them with an own language - what makes living together somehow complicated. But many of the truck drivers have a better-than-average- life, even if they don't admit.
find more about >>>ETHIOPIA
Scania drivers are a hardcore species. If truck drivers love their truck, they seem to love their working tool even more, and for most of them it's an everlasting love. Regardless that a V8-engine sees to be a bit outdated or that other makes offer spacier cabs for those guys who are called 'captains of the highway' in Germany.
find more about >>> SCANIAS
Motorsport with the mastodonts has many fascinating variations. There are the impressive race trucks, incredible "stunts" in the European Truck Trial Championship or breathtaking actions in rallies and other speedy offroad events. Find more about it on trucksport.tv, a specialised website for trucksports. Don't hesitate to contact Richard Kienberger if you are interested in either pictures or reports.www.trucksport.tv