Just Truckin' Around the world - Jasper Quirinus van der Meer

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Photo: Jasper and Heidi van der Meer, along with son Storm and daughter Lola. Jasper’s R650 flower truck took top prize in the refrigerated category.

The crowds gathered around a unique Scania at the Truckstar Festival held in Holland recently made Paul O’Callaghan’s job of getting an uncluttered photo challenging. Jasper Quirinus van der Meer made the finals with in his stunning 2018 Scania R650 tag axle, which went on to come first in the refrigerated/ conditioned truck category. The truck tows a Pacton trailer fitted with a tail lift, and the unit really stood out due to its unusual shade of grey. Jasper says is called Nardo Grey, the same as his Audi RS6.

The V8 powered truck with straight through pipes has been treated to a full custom interior and transports flowers for FLOR XL all over Holland. Forty-six-year-old Jasper has been a truck driver for 27 years and is now on his fourth Scania. Jasper loves the freedom of the open road and the fact that he can maintain a healthy work/life balance by working relatively close to home. When he left the show on Sunday night he was heading straight for the flower market at Aalsmeer to load up. When asked who he’d like to meet most he said Peter Sagan, a Slovak professional road cyclist, considered one of cycling’s greatest talents.

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