Days Work Done

Resting in the evening sun
reflecting on another
Days work done

Recalling glory days when
we ran before the pack
to get our work done

Resting in the cool night
knowing tomorrow was another day
to get work done

Running hot in desert sun
miles to go before a cool beer
to celebrate work done

Humming songs accompanying
humming wheels
getting the work done

So I’m wonderin’ now
how many more days
before work is finally done

And I can rest
just rest and drink
the fuel of memories

Then I’ll know the Days Work is Truly Done!

Martin Addison: 16/04/2019 – Image from American Truck Simulator.


Ode to a Fallen Enemy

I gaze upon the moon
Try to count the myriad of stars
And wonder…

Do clones share their thoughts?
Were you individual
Once separated post-vitro

Did you fight loyally
With no thought of death
Serving those who grew you

How many battles, how many foes
Lay shredded by your heavy gun
Before fate drew us together

Our battle – A sealed test-tube moment
Highlighted instants of life
In the midst of death

Now you lie broken before me
A rag doll, soon to decay
And be forgotten

Poem – Martin Addison; images from Warframe by Digital Extremes.

Trucking Digest

After last weeks quick look at Warframe, which I will be posting more about, we’re back in Truck Simulator. Last time I was showing off the Euro6 MAN TGX for our general haul fleet. In the end I couldn’t resist getting a version for our heavy haul division. This is the 640HP 8×4 model. I have done a few runs with her and she’s not as un-manoeuvrable as you might expect. Here she is on her first revenue earning run… Ideally she would normally be exclusively used on loads over 25t but sometimes you have to do fill-in jobs like this run down to Bologna with 23t of beverages… But here she is doing what she was bought for – shifting 60t of special cargo from Linz to Brno with an escort…
..It seems we made the TV news in Wien with our oversized industrial condenser 😉

For these photos she’s finished in a special Performance livery which was available as a mod in the Steam Workshop. Unfortunately the mod providing that livery and also the 100 years of MAN bus and Truck that my other Euro6 TGX was painted in has been removed from the Workshop so both trucks are back in their base liveries again of metallic blue and red. That’s the issue with mods – sometimes they get removed from circulation by the author. They may reappear in the future.

In American Truck I’ve been doing a little old school trucking in the Freightliner FLB. Here she is on a run from Santa Cruz (CA) to Newport (OR), passing through San Francisco on the way, with a light load of new cars…

I intend to do some more old school in Europe too, so that’s something for the next Digest. Have a great day everyone 🙂