Trucker has the world’s toughest commute… doing a three point turn every day on the side of a MOUNTAIN

January 27, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Joachim Held behind the wheel during his three point turn on the world's toughest commute

Joachim Held behind the wheel during his three point turn on the world’s toughest commute

This truck-driving logger is barking mad and has the world’s toughest commute – doing a three point turn every day off the side of a MOUNTAIN.

Joachim Held, 43, drives along the perilous route twice a day as he takes trees up and down the peaks of Eisenerz, near Styria, Austria.

But on one particular stretch he is forced to gracefully manoeuvre the hefty truck, complete with trailer and 200 tonnes of wood, around a hair pin bend.

Video footage captures him doing a three point turn – as the back of the truck dangles off the edge of the 1,000ft mountain.

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Burly Joachim, who began driving trucks aged just 19, has to do the perilous turn twice a day.

He said: “I have done this so many years that it’s second nature now. I can understand why people find it scary.

“The drop is more than 1,000ft – if something goes wrong I’m dead, so that’s why I make sure that things never go wrong.

The logging truck begins the three point turn on the mountain side in Eisenerz, near Styria, Austria

The logging truck begins the three point turn on the mountain side in Eisenerz, near Styria, Austria

Everyday the truck comes within inches of toppling down the mountain

Everyday the truck comes within inches of toppling down the mountain

 

 

“Trees fall in wrong places, logs fall off the trailer and the truck breaks down. They are normal, so I don’t see them as problems any more.

“I know that if I turn wrong, I will die, so I drive carefully.”

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