Finally, sometime during the night, the rain above Basel stops. Nevertheless, the potholes in the road leading to the gravel pit are still brimming with water. Mustafa-Kerim Aktas changes the driving mode of his Arocs 4463 to the off-road setting. “It’s a good job you’ve already taken some photos of the truck because in a few moments, it’s going to get dirty”, grins the 21 year old. Now it’s time for the steep downhill descent to the base of the pit where a wheel loader will load the truck.
“In the two months in which I’ve been driving the Arocs, I’ve already covered more than 10,000 kilometres. And on almost every journey we reach the 40-tonne gross vehicle weight limit”, explains Mustafa.