FOR THE TOP
THE PASO INTERNACIONAL Los Libertadores – a
mountain pass that crosses the Andes to form a vital
transport link between Chile and Argentina – is
known as one of the most hazardous in the world.
One passage, Los Caracoles (the snails), involves 29
sharp turns on a steep incline that reaches 3,200
metres above sea level. In winter, vehicles must also
endure freezing temperatures, ice and thick snow.
Chilean transport company RRC y Cia. Ltd
has been transporting goods between Chile and
Argentina since its foundation in 1979. Today, the
company’s fleet of over 100 trucks will cross the
Paso Internacional Los Libertadores over 2,500
times a year. Despite the many potential hazards,
the company recently celebrated 15 years of covering
with route without an accident.
RRC’s fleet is predominately made up of Volvo
FHs, equipped with I-Shift and I-See. The company
invests in driver training and uses Dynafleet to
maintain contact with its vehicles at all times.
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PHOTO: NICKE JOHANSSON
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