New instructor for Palfinger UK
Palfinger UK has appointed Zoe Ellis as an ALLMI loader crane instructor.
Ellis was the first female to qualify as an ALLMI trainer in 2014, and was previously a training instructor at Saint-Gobain, the parent company of builder’s merchant Jewson, and at David Watson Transport. She began her career in 2006 as an aircraft dispatcher at Stansted Airport, before obtaining her HGV Class 2 truck driver’s licence in 2007, and then her Class 1 licence in 2008. From there Ellis embarked on a truck driving career initially with a local builder’s merchant, then with transport company Seven Lincs.
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Ellis said: “I loved driving trucks but also wanted a more settled life away from weekly truck stop stays and sleeping in a cab. So, I decided to take the plunge in 2014 and qualify as a trainer, enabling me to pass on my experience and knowledge to other operators in the industry. Over the past 11 years I have been lucky enough to drive a really wide range of vehicles and used loader cranes from every manufacturer. Without a doubt, in my experience Palfinger are the ‘crème de la crème’ of cranes, excellent quality, simple to use and designed with the operator in mind. As a result, when I was offered the role of ALLMI trainer at Palfinger UK I was genuinely over the moon. It’s not often that you hear of people being offered their dream job, but that is exactly what has happened to me.”