“Hard Working Trucker Girl” Shows Off Skills In Bottle Cap Challenge
Gävle, Sweden – Celebrities from music superstars like Mariah Carey and Blake Shelton to sports legends like NBA Hall-Of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal have tried their hand (or should we say foot, or in Carey’s case, voice) at the #BottleCapChallenge, but no one has done it quite like Swedish trucker and model Angelica Larsson.
Larsson’s recent “spin” on the viral video sensation known as the “bottle cap challenge” will likely leave your head spinning too.
The object of the challenge is to remove the bottle cap while not moving the bottle.
As the popularity of the challenge has grown, people are finding more creative ways to complete it.
“It just looked so cool when everyone else did it. So, I wanted to try it too,” Larsson tells Transportation Nation Network (TNN).
She says she thought it would be “fun” to show off her skills and put her “own touch” on the challenge.
That’s exactly what she did.
WATCH how she handles a forklift in the first video (below).
Then, WATCH bottle cap challenge with a 15-ton wheel loader in the second video (below).
“Hard Working Trucker Girl”
Larsson has been a professional trucker in Sweden for 6 years and grew up the daughter of an excavator.
“I’m very good at machines and I have that special connection with them,” she says. “I simply love machines and how they work.”
“The plan,” she says was to follow in her father’s footsteps.
“I was going to drive the wheeler and his excavator. But I chose the truck driver’s license instead,” she says.
Larsson, who describes herself as an “independent woman,” says that’s what led her to choosing a career in trucking.
Larsson drives 4 to 5 days a week on 13-hour runs.
She says she would drive more if her boss would let her, but she is only allowed to drive 40 hours each week.
“I always take every extra haul I can. I want to save some money for my own apartment one day.”
Her day begins at 6:30 a.m. when she uses a forklift to load her trailers.
She then makes the approximately 2-hour drive into Stockholm from her hometown of Gävle.
She makes numerous stops unloading and then loading again in Stockholm before returning to Gävle to unload and load again for the nightshift drivers.
So, what does she haul?
“It’s everything and anything. Once I had a tractor on my truck,” she says.
Larsson has become an inspiration to many other women in Sweden, especially those also interested in a trucking career.
“Female drivers are expanding enormously,” she exclaimed.
Larsson has more than 140,000 followers on Instagram, but wanted to make it more “personal.”
She recently started a YouTube channel to give people a deeper look at her life and career.
She hopes to inspire others to follow their dreams.
“I needed to do something more than just pictures. I want my followers to see more of what I do, that I actually am what I am, a hard working trucker girl.”
Her message to her followers is simple.
“It’s all about not being afraid to try.”
Will we ever see her trucking in America?
“If I got the chance I’d probably try it,” she says.
However, for now, Larsson says she’s happy right where she is.
“Sweden is very safe and I feel very comfortable with both the roads and the stops.”
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