The work that all big rigs put in is pretty amazing but the work that logging trucks perform is about as brutal as it gets in the trucking world by our estimation. The rigs are loaded to the gills with huge logs that have been felled and dragged out of the forest by log skidders, drivers are often times fighting up or down huge grades on “roads” that would make your toes curl in a pickup truck, and then there are conditions the likes of which you will see in this video.
Working in forests where trees grow typically means that there will be rain and other stuff suitable for making the world green. That means there’s muck and mire to contend with. While we’re not sure where this video was made we do know that the Kenworth featured on it is right hand drive so we’re likely talking Australia. Long nosed trucks are not as common in Europe as they are in Australia so that’s what we’re going on there.
The log skidder cruises through the water and then the truck lines up for its shot. We love the moment that you can hear the driver leaning into the throttle and getting a head of steam behind the truck. He gets a wall of water about 4-5ft tall going at the nose of the thing before the wave starts to dissipate.
Ultimately the truck has no problems, we get a cool video, and we’re thinking that the guys driving and filming had as much fun doing this as we had watching it. We want to be behind the wheel next time!