What’s up everyone? I’m glad you found your way to our blog. My name is Ronny, and I will take you on the road during the #ContiEuropeanRoadshow. How? I’ll be driving the show truck through all 35 countries of the roadshow and here you can join me on this exciting journey. Cool, isn’t it? But before we get started, I want you to get to know me a little better:
Who is this Ronny anyway?
First of all, the key data: My name is Ronny Nittmann, I am 42 years young and originally born in Halle (Saale), Germany. However, I didn’t grow up there, but in Aschersleben, before my family moved further direction Harz. So, I’ve never just called one place home!
It doesn’t look any different today: My daughter lives in Bremen, my sister in Wolfenbüttel and many of my friends in Wolfsburg. My humble self is living in Langenhagen (near Hanover), so despite the distance I’m in a good position to still participate in their lives. But not only my private life takes place in several places, also my professional life is diverse – because: I am a professional truck driver!
And what is this Ronny doing?
Originally, I started my professional life with an apprenticeship in the construction industry, but then I joined the German Armed Forces. As a regular soldier, I was deployed in the area of transport and logistics. The benefit: There, I had the chance to obtain all necessary driver’s licenses – including class CE (for heavy trucks) – to be able to work as a professional driver.
Since then, I have now been working for the haulage company, called Böhm, for more than 16 years – first based in Hamburg, then in Bremen and for a while now in Langenhagen. From short-haul, long-haul and night-time journeys to factory transport, all kinds of routes have been involved, so that I now already have covered more than two million kilometers behind the wheel of a truck!
And besides, this Ronny is also blogging…
Even though I’ve already covered a lot of miles and a wide variety of routes, the Continental Roadshow and being the driver of the show truck opens up a whole new adventure for me – and not just because I’ll be travelling in some countries for the first time. For example, I have already been to Spain on business: In September 2022, I drove a show truck to Seville for the launch event of Continental’s new GEN5 tire generation.
I really enjoyed this collaboration – and not just because Continental and my employer Böhm have been cooperating for a long time. I also found it exciting to get to know these many future topics around truck tires better. So, I’m also looking forward to the new adventure, the big roadshow across Europe. Have any of you ever driven an e-truck? I haven’t. It remains exciting…
See you on the road,