Trucking Vietnam style

By: Steve Skinner


Vietnam trucking Skinner TT2 Resting up next to a Freightliner. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT2
Vietnam trucking Skinner TT3 A relic from the Vietnam War on the freeway south of Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT3
Vietnam trucking Skinner TT4 Dongfeng on general freight duty. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT4
Vietnam trucking Skinner TT5 Some things are the same the world over — a busy box port. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT5
Vietnam trucking Skinner TT6 Vietnamese truckies wear fluoro strips too. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT6
Vietnam trucking Skinner TT7 Old International Eagle on container duty. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT7
Vietnam trucking Skinner TT8 An International ProStar at the truckstop. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT8
Vietnam trucking Skinner TT9 An old Inter parked at a truckstop. Note the big sign. Vietnam trucking Skinner TT9
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Vietnam trucking Skinner TT11 Vietnam trucking Skinner TT11

On holiday in Vietnam, Steve Skinner recently drove his family mad taking snaps of trucks. Here’s just a sample of some of the big and not-so-big bangers he saw

 

It’s ironic considering the Vietnam War that there are so many American trucks in that country.

One of the most common second-hand imports from the United States is Internationals.

Most of those seemed to be boxy old cab-overs that have rarely, if ever, been sighted in Australia.

But I did spot an International Eagle, and even an International ProStar — a model which is only just making its way to Australia now.

A ProStar won Truck of the Show at the Brisbane Truck Show.

Meanwhile, there are all sorts of other rigs on the road in Vietnam — check them out above.

 

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