I’m a truck driver, and I deliver pulpwood from the members’ forests to Södras’ pulp mills, and timber to the company’s sawmills. 33 years ago, I started working for the same haulage company as my father and I have been doing this job ever since. It’s basically the same today, even though the trucks have gotten a lot better. And I get to handle more by myself nowadays, like scaling for instance.
Trucks have always been a big interest of mine and I like driving in forests. It’s a different challenge compared to regular road transports. Forest roads can be narrow, so I need to keep my calm and stay alert. Flexibility is also important. I set the schedule myself based on the delivery quota, but things do not always go as planned. Roads can break up and equipment can fail. Then I need to reschedule or have my colleagues help me out. But everything works out in the end.
“Forest roads can be narrow, so I need to keep my calm and stay alert.”
Working for Södra provides security and a lot of benefits. The combination of freedom and responsibility is what I appreciate most. And my colleagues of course. Even though I work by myself most of the time, it never gets lonely. We always help each other out when needed, and we keep in touch during each shift to make sure that everyone is in good spirits
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