English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 5 - 2018 - Page 23

TRANSPORT SEGMENTS
BACK IN TIME FIRST Erwin : “ I started out as driver for a furniture manufacturer . That was heavy work , because in those days unloading by hand was common practice . After a few years I had saved up enough to buy my own truck . Not a new one of course , but with my seven-year old truck I was bold enough to take the step to become a self-employed entrepreneur .”
MORE STAFF Erwin : “ Growth was slow at first , but in 2002 we began driving for an access platform hire company . That was a huge change . In 2001 the European community changed the regulations for working at height . From one moment to the next nobody was allowed to work on a ladder any more . Access platforms hire companies bought dozens of machines and we were one of the first companies that specialised in the transport of access platforms . Due to the extension of the activities I needed a partner to join the company . Kristof Peysmans has been co-owner of All Exeptional since 2004 . His experience in selling machinery definitely benefitted All Exeptional .”
MORE ACCESS PLATFORMS Erwin : “ For a number of years we hardly had any competitors in the transport of access platforms . We grew with our customers and for our largest customer we currently drive more than 15 combinations every day . Because we are specialists we are flexible in our work . Our vehicles turn up in every corner of Belgium and a large part of northern France as well . So it is not a problem if we suddenly have to pick up an extra access platform somewhere .”
ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT NOOTEBOOM ? Erwin : “ We bought our first Nooteboom trailer in 2006 and number fifty was on display at the Matexpo in 2017 . Nearly all our trailers have hydraulic ramps and a smaller number have a height-adjustable load floor . We use the ramps several times a day . With other makes the ramps
■ Safe and easy loading / unloading with the special ramps
often work loose after a year or so . We don ’ t have rattling ramps on our Nooteboom trailers . Since we have a few trailers of other makes too we are well able to compare . With Nooteboom we have never found any cracks in the chassis . I have also come across trailers that had to be welded before every inspection . Nooteboom trailers are maintenance-friendly and their residual value is very good . This means the running costs are low . I am also extremely satisfied with the service and the speedy parts service . In other respects , e . g . the conservation and electrical system , the quality has improved during the past few years . To sum up : we are going to replace a number of trailers soon and we will have a strong preference for Nooteboom because they have a well-thought-out trailer programme for the access platform segment .” ■
■ The semi low-loader has a hydraulic height-adjustable floor for loading on the gooseneck
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TRANSPORT SEGMENTS BACK IN TIME FIRST Erwin: “I started out as driver for a furniture manufacturer. That was heavy work, because in those days unloading by hand was common practice. After a few years I had saved up enough to buy my own truck. Not a new one of course, but with my seven-year old truck I was bold enough to take the step to become a self-employed entrepreneur.” MORE STAFF Erwin: “Growth was slow at first, but in 2002 we began driving for an access platform hire company. That was a huge change. In 2001 the European community changed the regulations for working at height. From one moment to the next nobody was allowed to work on a ladder any more. Access platforms hire companies bought dozens of machines and we were one of the first companies that specialised in the transport of access platforms. Due to the extension of the activities I needed a partner to join the company. Kristof Peysmans has been co-owner of All Exeptional since 2004. His experience in selling machinery definitely benefitted All Exeptional.” MORE ACCESS PLATFORMS Erwin: “For a number of years we hardly had any competitors in the transport of access platforms. We grew with our customers and for our largest customer we currently drive more than 15 combinations every day. Because we are specialists we are flexible in our work. Our vehicles turn up in every corner of Belgium and a large part of northern France as well. So it is not a problem if we suddenly have to pick up an extra access platform somewhere .” ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT NOOTEBOOM? Erwin: “We bought our first Nooteboom trailer in 2006 and number fifty was on display at the Matexpo in 2017. Nearly all our trailers have hydraulic ramps and a smaller number have a height-adjustable load floor. We use the ramps several times a day. With other makes the ramps ■  ■   Safe and easy loading/unloading with the special ramps often work loose after a year or so. We d ( BfR&GFƖr&2W FV&G&W'266RvRfRfWrG&W'2bFW"W2FvP&RvV&RF6&RvFFV&vRfRWfW"fVB琦7&62FR6762fR66R7&72G&W'2FBBF&RvVBЦVB&Vf&RWfW'7V7FFV&G&W'2&RFV6Rg&VFǐBFV"&W6GVfVR2fW'vBF2V2FR'Vr67G2&Pr6WG&VVǒ6F6fVBvFFR6W'f6RBFR7VVG'G06W'f6RFW"&W7V7G2RrFR66W'fFBVV7G&677FVFPVƗG2&fVBGW&rFR7BfWrV'2F7VWvR&RvpF&W6RV&W"bG&W'26BvRvfR7G&r&VfW&V6Pf"FV&&V6W6RFWfRvVFVvBWBG&W"&w&Pf"FR66W72Ff&6VvVB( )jFR6V֒rFW"2G&VƖ2VvBFW7F&Rf"f"FrFRv6VV6#