That was where, in the afternoon, the Wasel team had prepared the dirt shoulders of the road using steel sheets. That way, the vehicles can come off the road, if necessary, with one or several tyres without damaging the grass verge. Road signs have also been moved out of the way: “I would rather invest time before a transport operation than during one,” says Wandel who is coordinating the convoy from his lead vehicle using a two-way radio. It is precisely this meticulous planning which Wasel is known for throughout the industry. “Whenever a new route has to be checked, I drive along it up to three times until the authorities give us the green light,” says David Wandel.