German truck driver Friedhelm Schäfer emigrated to Finland eight years ago. Since then, he has been driving his four-axle Mercedes-Benz Arocs with a nine-axle truck/trailer combination for a Finnish lumber transport company.
His daily load comprises 76 tonnes of lumber, which he transports distances of between 80 and 280 km on snowy and icy roads at minus 20°C. In tricky conditions like these, Friedhelm Schäfer really appreciates the handling, comfort and winter performance of his 630 hp Arocs, his trusty companion across Finland's prairies.
Choosing the Arocs means that this trucks relies on mechanical suspension and not on airsuspension. The weight of 76 tonnes is the standard allowed max GVW in Finland.