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Kristian Bertel has contributed to the National Geographic Your Shot community with an assignment called ‘Caption This‘. For this assignment curated by David Y. Lee, a producer on Nat Geo Your Shot, they are asking their community to caption an image. Inspired by that weekly feature, this assignment invites you to submit images that amuse, surprise, and delight. Maybe it is animals projecting unexpected, human-like behaviors, such as embracing or sharing flowers. Maybe we have documented a moment between humans and animals that catches us off guard. Our photos should make us laugh out loud or say, “Aww” and should jump start our imaginations to create witty captions.
As David says it:”- Your submission should be more than just cute — the moment should tell a story that inspires our imaginations. The assignments I usually curate are more thematically serious, so I’m looking forward to this fun one! I’m sure all your submissions will make me smile”, he says.
Trucks and truck drivers in India
There are around 5 million truck drivers in India. Modern trucks are largely powered by diesel engines, although small to medium size trucks with gasoline engines exist in India. In other places int he world vehicles with a gross combination mass of up to three point five tons are known as light commercial vehicles, and those over as large goods vehicles. A truck whether it is in India or other places in the world, is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo and these trucks vary greatly in size, power and configuration, smaller varieties may be mechanically similar to some automobiles.
About the submitted photograph
Truck drivers in India often spend their nights parked at a truck stop, rest area, or on the shoulder of a freeway ramp. Sometimes these are in secluded areas or dangerous neighborhoods, which account for a number of deaths due to drivers being targeted by thieves for their valuable cargo, money, and property, or for the truck and trailer themselves. Drivers of trucks towing flatbed trailers are responsible for securing and strapping down their cargo, which often involves climbing onto the cargo itself and if the load requires tarping necessitates climbing on the load to spread out tarps, which account for a number of deaths and injuries from falling. Drivers spend long hours behind the wheel, which can cause strain on the back muscles. Some drivers are responsible for unloading their cargo, which can lead to many back strains and sprains due to overexertion and improper lifting techniques. If the cab of the truck is not appropriate for the driver’s size, the driver can lose visibility and easy access to the controls and be at higher risk for accidents.
”- My photograph of an Indian man repairing his truck in the Karol Bagh area of Delhi is one out of many truck drivers that provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail and distribution centers. Truck drivers are also responsible for inspecting all their vehicles for mechanical items or issues relating to safe operation”, the photographer
Kristian Bertel says.
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