Volvo Trucks – Transporting live fish through the Norwegian fjords – Driver’s World (EP12)
The nature is magnificent, though the
weather is often bad in Western Norway. Traveling on these roads is fascinating. It’s a long way down to the sea. There isn’t much to catch
the cars that end up on the edge. Colliding with a big truck here,
would be tragic. We are now on the ferry
from Tørvikbygd to Jondal. We’ll continue out the fjord
to deliver our fish. I’m born by the Hardanger Fjord,
in Tørvikbygd. Five meters from the sea. We fished from the pier when I was a kid.
Dad went fishing when he had the time. Fish has always been on our dinner table. I bought a fish truck in 1987. I started to transport live fish. The roads here are narrow. There is
a lot of traffic here in the summer. It makes it difficult
for us who have to drive here,- -who have to use these roads. Many different kinds of
vehicles come down the hills. Many places are risky for driving. The shape of the roads
means you have to be careful. As you can see, people don’t care if the
barrier is half a meter high or… A car can easily go over the edge here. You can’t be daydreaming, you have to
pay attention to what you’re doing. You have to pay attention to the road
ahead. There is a bus up the hill. I will try to find a passing point. This is a good place.
We’ll stop here. We transport a lot of halibut fry.
Which is very valuable. If we have 100 000 fish, it’s worth
between 3,5 and 4 million kroner. Th oxygen is important. And we need
to keep an eye on the water temperature. If we have 200 kg or 230 kg fish
in each tank,- -it won’t take more than 5 minutes when
the water temperature is 13-14 degrees,- -the fish could die on us.
The margins are very small. The nature is magnificent, though the
weather is often bad in Western Norway. Driving on these roads is fascinating. It is thrilling and challenging
to drive in places like this. There has been hard work, long days
and lots of challenges. But I belong in Hardanger. This is where
I was born, and this is where I’ll die.