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Skiers rattiäijä Arto, 60, has withdrawn the car more than many of us have been driving forward: the professional man does not need to be cheap to drive
Arto Nieminen works a ski national team of the supply truck as a driver. He has during his life been driving the truck more than three million miles.The wheel man Arto Nieminen recalls a funny incident back in the race trip.

Canceled the car more than many people have been pushing forward.

the wheel man of the old slogan correct, when talking about the ski team service truck driver Arto Niemi - , 60.

a Man who has been driving in Finland to the Chinese border through Kazakhstan. A man who has been driving in a fish in the Lofoten islands to Russia. Man, who would last winter drive been North Korea through the South Korean Pyeongchangin the olympic games, unless the closed state should be shown the red light.

– About three million miles I have truck been driving for 40 years. On come, of course, all passenger car miles and some are also bus drive, Nieminen explains.

Tons behind, iron beneath.

Already as a boy decided, I'm a truck man.

Although many people get a porridge easily.

In 1979 I started. I had to become a thin plate blacksmith welder, but had no money to go to school. Mother care at home gorge the seven children and the father was driving the bus. That was it. In my time I was in the state house ajomestarina, but the everyday office behind a desk does not suit me. To keep the event and be behind the wheel.

Nieminen truck knob in that on the front window is a sign that says "Man". The driver wasn't really known name, but he is either a Man or "Rahtari".

grandpa's pride and joy is my grandson. I always said, what little niggas. When he turned four, he brought me that sign, kyröskoski the wife Day living with a Guy tell.

Rahtarin job äijäilylle no place.

– When a truck driving accident, many times it is the driver's inexperience. Especially in the communist bloc is the new men who are on the bingo card are masons or construction worker. A professional doesn't need to be cheap to drive. Professional men have to work and have to pay.

Underwear in the trash gorge in born, but now kyröskoski in Tampere next to the resident Arto Nieminen to run the fifth season ski team supply truck. Santtu Silvennoinen

Nieminen is working for nokia in the transport and logistics company. He drives all over europe to the trade fair and exhibition gigs. Ski association business Nieminen burn vacation and overtime free.

ski federation in the truck he grabbed in 2014, when the childhood friend Matti Haavisto started Finnish service manager and ask. Haavisto and Nieminen roads were encountered also later, as Nieminen wife of the Day was Haavisto way to work Inside the Finnish police at Tampere.

the national team of the season from November to march, Nieminen home Pirkanmaa 1-3 times.

Socks and underwear wear out the road, but I bought new and their old trash. It's cheaper than washing it.

the Finnish truck zip truck the Scania. Ski association no longer owned a supply truck, but there's competition season the period of the leasing agreement, the ski outfit to use. Santtu Silvennoinen

Ajotouhujen in addition to Nieminen is a handyman: he handled the rod and watering maintenance or repair, lubricate the seat. The old covenant man's hand skills also electricity to work.

– in your contract to read that the skis don't lubricate, and I don't ski to the message group.

Niemisellä is under the leasing Scania, last year's demo truck. It is 17 meters tall and weighing 40 000 kg.

– Last year I drove the ski truck of 15 000-16 000 km. Now going for easily 20 000. Could FIS for suggesting that logistics should be more rational. Expenses are heavy and a lot of the time. In some risk place in the races. That car is not a lot of skating or skating for the last time.

Beitostölen, at lenzerheide and Val Müstair are bad places. Last year on the Tour truck got stuck on a mountain road in Switzerland.

for Three hours I sat in the car and press the brake. If you raise the feet, the car skidded. Then came the salted car, but in the end also needed a tow.

in Tight places Nieminen slip in 20 minutes of seven snow chain: wheels four, two crosswise to the trailer and one in front.

Not once did the tyres burst. It's a stupid thing saving, if we go hack to bad with the tyres. It is always tons of drink, at least, when the tire breaks down.

the Finnish maintenance truck in the amount of goods is worth more than half a million. Pasi Liesimaa/Ilkka load

Nieminen carrying a valuable load, that truck is a thousand pairs of skis and a ”hundred tons of creams”. Ski value calculator 400 000-500 000 euros.

the Truck comes with the canopy on, so it can not get through, unless you do a motor saw holes. And it does wake up. Of course, it is clear that crime has increased in Western Europe: I, too, once came a dark-skinned guy from Spain to france to ride by hanging on to something in back of truck.

Rahtareita for is across Europe, security parking – guarded areas, where road workers and vehicle you will receive a fee to take a break.

They, the finns and the swiss, who recently died, were in the wrong place. I'm in Russia, paid a few rubles and gone to the gunmen to park. Or be you come in the gated area of the night.


– do Not. Always must go somewhere. Although I have decided not to the Chinese border source again, so it will go on. Previously, the motivator was money, when was the debt and the children small. Now it is something else, the five adult children of the father will answer and smile on.

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